How we give – Rice Love
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"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one." - Mother Theresa

Giving FAQs

We give away 1 kilo of rice for every item we sell. How does it work? Glad you asked! Here are answers to our most common questions about our giving.

How large is the hunger problem?

India alone has a population of 1.2 billion people. About 450 million, or 37%, are below the world poverty line of $1.25 per day. This leads to poor health, disease, and needless death. We give in India because it has more poor than any country in the world, 1/3 of the world's total poor. You can help today by buying a bag, and feeding a family. Join the movement to change the world!

Do you really give 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) of rice at a time?

No. Giving 1 kilo of rice at a time would have little impact on a families. Instead, we give 25 kilos of rice at a time. This amount of rice lasts a typical family (of four) about one month. For every 25 items we produce, we give away 25 kilos of rice. For example, if everyone only purchased 1 item, it would take 25 customers to give 25 kilos of rice to one family. 25items made = 25 kilos given.

How often do you give rice?

We don't wait until our bags sell, to give. Instead, we give while we make our bags. For example, if we make 100 bags, we give away 100 kilos of rice by the time we ship the bags from our factory in India to our warehouse in Hawaii. By the time our bags are stocked, we have already completed the giving. 

How much does it cost to give 1 kilo of rice?

The cost of giving 1 kilo of rice is a significant portion of the cost of each product. We only make enough profit to slowly grow. Here is what you are giving when you buy a Rice Love product: 1. Above average quality of rice 2. Rice purchased from local markets, rather than wholesalers. 3. Provide jobs to our employees to find families with true needs, buy the rice, transportation, take photos, gather stories, and collect additional information that can be passed onto other organizations who can provide additional help.  We are proud that we can accomplish so much and pass on this value to you.

Do you give through outside organizations?

Not, generally. In order to reduce inefficiencies and ensure we help as many people as possible, we manage all of the giving ourselves. Although if an organization has a particular need for rice, we will consider to it.

Where do you give?

We are currently giving rice in India and Nepal. We plan to give to the growing homeless population in Hawaii soon.

Can I participate in a giving trip?

Yes. We have employees who manage the giving and will also be your travel guides. We hope to publish travel itineraries to give in India this summer, 2016, soon!

Do you only give to families?

No. We give to single mothers, older women, etc. However, we focus on giving to families. There are many organizations that give to the children, the old, and the disabled. We focus on the family because they are mostly overlooked. Millions of families in India struggle to get by financially. By supporting the family, we support the children, and the future. 

Is there evidence that you are actually giving 1 kilo for every item?

Glad you asked! This is our favorite part! Every item we produce comes with a hang tag with a unique number on it. You can use that number to look up the family you fed above! Every single item is accounted for. See the proof! Read the stories. We guarantee you will not regret it!



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