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iCare Benefits in Stanford Social Innovation Review magazine

SSIR, the prestigious magazine published at Stanford University, which covers cross-sector solutions to global problems, presented iCare Benefits in its Spring 2017 issue. The article explains how "iCare Benefits is enabling Southeast Asian workers to purchase the basic goods of middle-class life without falling into debt." The article's author, Brandon Kiem, helped SSIR readers to understand the life reality and needs of iCare members - workers in Southeast Asian factories making about 200-300 USD per month, often described as the Base of Pyramid (BoP) by development organizations.

Together For Every Child: UNICEF and iCare Benefits cooperation in 2017-2019

Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam), 18 April, 2017 - UNICEF and iCare Benefits have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate to improve the wellbeing of children in Viet Nam. "In the last 20 years, millions of Vietnamese people have moved from rural areas to industrial zones to become factory workers, searching for a better income and a higher quality of life. We think that this trend will continue for another 20 years.

Empowering Working Families to Build Better Lives

Singapore, January 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Employee-benefit programme iCare Benefits has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide 80 million workers worldwide with access to essential products and services by 2020. By 2019, the company aims to enable access to free education for over 32 million workers and their families through its online platform.

Healthier worker drinks more water!

“I don’t want to drink much water. I don’t want to waste time going to the restroom because it makes me miss my production targets and I will not receive a bonus. ” — a Cambodian factory worker.

 

Stop HPV: An inclusive vaccination program for healthy workers’ families

94% of workers participating in a survey conducted by iCare Benefits didn’t have knowledge about HPV and an overwhelming majority had never had a HPV vaccination. In partnership with Pasteur Institute, iCare Benefits has pioneered the access to HPV prevention for workers at the Base of economic Pyramid (BoP) by organizing free workshops and a vaccination program at the lowest cost. Currently iCare Benefits is scaling up the program to reach all its members and their relatives.