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The GROSCHE story: Our humble housewares company with heart

Hi! We’re Helmi and Mehreen. GROSCHE is our dream – a humble housewares company with heart. We started it in our basement in 2006 with visions of a social enterprise that could change the world. Every product we sell funds our safe water project. It makes our hearts sing and communities in need smile. Together with you, we are changing the world for the better.

Its a beautiful thing.

Ways we are working to benefit society

THE ENVIRONMENT

LOCALLY

GLOBALLY

GROWING BANANAS

 

Yes, we ran a banana plantation too. 

We have always believed that the best way to help someone is to give them the skills to help themselves. That is why we started the GROSCHE Banana plantation in South Sudan. We built classrooms, found teachers, rented land, and established a plantation that grew to nearly 800 banana plants that benefitted the local people.

We funded the project, and set it up as a co-op for the people working there. Watch the video to learn more about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON LIVING WAGE

 

Were trying to change how busines is done

We believe that anyone who works 40 hours a week should not have to live below their local poverty line. So we pay and champion a living wage for all people.

Here our CEO is interviewed on CTV National news about the GROSCHE stand on living wage and being a fair employer.

We believe its the right thing to do for people, and the smart things to do for business as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS A CERTIFIED B CORPORATION

Arguably B corps are the best run businesses in the world. And B Corp’s highest honor is being named to their  “Best for the World” list. We have been named to the B Corp 2016 and 2017 Best for the World awards recipient list, and are so grateful for their recognition.

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LOCAL VOLUNTEERING PHOTO ALBUMS

(click on the photos to open an album)