The idea of Meem came out of feeling of guilt 2 years ago as I sat on my comfortable sofa at home paying bills for things I don’t necessarily need. Coincidentally, there was a charity appeal on television raising money to buy food parcels for displaced refugees. A parcel would cost £40 and feed a family of four for an entire month.
That’s when I had the guilt feeling of knowing my money could save lives. I thought to myself wouldn’t it be great if we could do more to help, what if portion of my bill could go towards helping the needy rather than large tax avoiding corporations?
I pitched the idea to my colleagues at the Play Studio and they really liked the idea but also thought it was out of our league. We were a team of 5 running a lean startup, keeping the overheads low to continue a steady growth. I needed a second opinion, ideally from a business mentor. So I briefed Harun, a very good client of Play, he loved the concept and that boosted our confidence and we started getting pre-orders within the first night of our soft launch.
We then spoke to established telecom brands, including EE and their response was positive. We wanted to build more than a brand, a community of gamechanger who care about helping those in need. A community you join as an individual, but become part of something greater. A community that goes beyond following the norm and redefines their happiness by making others happy.
The concept of ‘me’ as an individual and ’em’ as the beneficiaries you’re helping.
Founder of Meem
Unlike large corporations with huge overheads, we can afford to give you great deals.
We donate 100% of profits from your monthly bill to a charity of your choice, and it won’t cost you a penny extra.
We are powered by EE, the largest 3G mobile network in the UK.
We know how important it is to retain your number. So, you can transfer your existing number to us for free.
We don’t tie you into a long-term contracts, our 30-day rolling contracts can be cancelled after end of the month.
You can upgrade and downgrade your plans every month.
There is a population of 7 billion with nearly half living on less than £1.60 a day and a quarter on 80p a day. A staggering 60 percent of the world’s hungry are women. If this wasn't alarming enough - 22,000 children die each day due to hunger. Yet there is sufficient food in the world for this never to need occur.
We believe it is our duty to fight poverty. We want to foster a community of game changers, who can bring about economic balance.
663 million people in the world live without clean water, that’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family, the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.
Access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids.
Education has the power to transform children’s futures. But right now, 57 million children around the world are not in school. Education can help:
- Reduce poverty
- Reduce malnutrition
- Improve health
- Reduce inequality
Medical emergencies are crucial in saving lives but we also want to help charities that are focusing on creating long term and sustainable health solutions through research here in the UK and abroad.
Orphans are the most vulnerable children in the world. For most of them, a permanent family is not an immediate option. Alone and without care, they are exposed to the worst our world has to offer.
Out of more than 153,000,000 orphans worldwide, only 23,609 were adopted in 2011. That's less than 1%. Help us to support charities that are building sustainable future for orphans worldwide.
The Earth is our only home but it's under threat. Global temperature rising out of control, homes destroyed or people killed by unpredictable climate change, collapse of clean water supplies, fish stocks or forests.
We want to unite, inspire and empower people to take the urgent action needed to protect the environment for current and future generations.
We are determined to help charities that are working to end animal cruelty and save endangered animals throughout the world.