In 2014, UBS clients donated over £1.5 million that leveraged more than £6 million into lifesaving projects that helped some of the poorest and most vulnerable children around the world.
Thanks to UBS clients, UBS Optimus Foundation and our partner, Last Mile Health, were one of the first responders to the Ebola crisis. By mobilising funds to quickly support response work, Last Mile Health was able to effectively contain Ebola in the areas in which it works.
Another partner, Living Goods, showed a 25% reduction in under-five child mortality in the areas it works in. Our clients helped Living Goods deliver its most impactful year to date, extending its network of micro-entrepreneurs delivering affordable medicines and fortified foods to families in need, reaching more children and saving lives.
In East Africa 50,000 children will be able to receive high quality early childhood development services through our partner, Saving Brains, over the next decade. Donations are helping fund a package of projects that support babies in their first 1,000 days of life – the most important time in a child's development.
None of these achievements would have been possible without the generosity of UBS clients.