A Week of Inspiration
August 4, 2015
September 3, 2015


                                                                                             Jacinta McDonell and Sam Prince

About the One Disease Founder 

When I meet people like Sam I feel such gratitude and a greater sense of purpose and connectedness to my WHY and why I established The Human Kind Project.

I love meeting other people who do things because they simply KNOW and FEEL that “it just has to be done” even when they are busy doing many other things. In Sam’s case this is a ridiculous amount of things… see bio below

Since I established the foundation Human Kind Project we get approached weekly by all sizes of organisations looking for support and funding.

When I starting Human Kind I knew we needed to treat it as a business and always ensure that we support organisations that are being effective and have low overheads.

When assessing potential partner organisations my team work through criteria that has to be met. We do this simply as a test of accountability in the same way as shareholders do so with companies within which they own shares. We want to ensure the social impact made by donations is the return on investment you expect.

Firstly and arguably most importantly, what is their vision and does it correspond with what they are doing? Secondly does the organisation meet our values of educate, empower, equality and entrepreneuership? Lastly the next critical number – of all the dollars raised by the organisation what ratio goes to the actual service? – are they lean and mean? Lets just say a lot of conversations stop here.

Why One Disease as our second partner?


Human Kind Project also believe, that no Australian should suffer from a preventable disease – ever and 82% of funds raised go to the service provision.

Their Mission:

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Why they do it:

















How they do it:

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To Note a Few:

  • Sam started the restaurant chain Zambrero Fresh Mex Grill at 21 while still at medical school and has gone on to grow the chain to over 17 stores while holding down a full-time job as a doctor. With 170 staff and an annual turnover of $13.7 million, BRW magazine named it the fastest-growing franchise in Australia for 2011.
  • Prince is also chairman and founder of One Disease, set up in 2010 to work on eradicating scabies, a disease rife among Indigenous communi–ties. His prodigious achievements saw him named as the 2012 Young Australian of the Year for the Australian Capital Territory.

His Approach:

  • You have to run an aid organisation with the same rigour as you would a business. “I thought that just because people were in need and needed a hand up that they were all good people,” he says. “The reality is that’s not the truth. People are good and bad, just like there are good and bad people in every other demographic.”
  • Prince takes the question of ‘why Aboriginal health?’ as a philosophical challenge. His view is that while not everyone should end up in the same place, everyone should be given a chance to start off at the same place. “While education is great at liberating people from dire circumstances,” he says, “there’s a basic level of healthcare you need to reach before you can then go on to catapult yourself with a great education.”
  • “By virtue of claiming it and saying, ‘I want to do this’, and being open about it, this activates the people around you,” says Prince. “I think there’s just such an abundance of people who can help you. We live in a scarcity concept where we feel like there’s only one person in the world who can help you achieve your dream, there’s probably 10 of them and they are probably sitting in this cafe right now.”

For more information on One Disease visit http://1disease.org


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