Ethos & Co and the Ethos Foundation (formerly Catalyst Microfranchising) work hand in hand to raise incomes for small-holder family coconut growers in Kampot, rural Cambodia, through ethical sourcing.

They turn their traditionally made hand squeezed coconut oil into premium skincare products in NZ.

They use profits to give back to the communities they operate in, providing nutritious lunches for Cambodian children and supporting environmental initiatives.

In NZ, they donate their skin products to community organisations that support new mums in need.

We love their approach of empowering communities by teaching them business skills, challenging mind sets and all this whilst preserving their self-pride and dignity.

They are our charity of choice because, like them we believe in empowering, supporting and growing businesses.

Tearfund is passionate about ending poverty and bringing the values of love, hope, and transformation around the world. The organisation focuses on 5 big key areas which are: protect, sponsor, restore, empower, and nourish.


  • Protect people from slavery and exploitation, and combat human trafficking
  • Sponsor human rights and the livelihood of children
  • Restore peace, recovery from natural disasters and conflict, and build resilience in vulnerable communities
  • Empower communities to make a living and provide for their family
  • Nourish by bringing basics to life including water, healthcare, and education

We donate 10% of our net profit to support this amazing work.

Tearfund has provided us with a wonderful opportunity to sponsor kids in their programme and to journey with them, watch them grow and flourish. Seeing what a bit of love and hope can accomplish. It is a privilege.