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About Lifeworks Global

Sustainable Communities

Motivated by compassion to alleviate suffering and make lives better

Who We Are
Lifeworks Global is a not for profit organisation working alongside grassroots organisations in developing countries to build and strengthen sustainable communities through innovative projects and support programs.

How We Work
We approach people on the ground to assess local needs and then connect solutions and partners together to enable long term relationships.

The solutions we apply are based on extensive research and are tried and tested. Currently, Lifeworks Global is focusing on developments in the areas of Microbial Technology, Water Filtration Systems and the introduction of natural farming practices into learning systems across the UK.


  • To have integrity in our solutions
  • To strive for excellence in all we do
  • To continually source solutions that benefit humanity with an ultimate aim of helping to end world poverty
  • To establish and develop sustainable partnerships
  • To make knowledge and know-how accessible to all
  • To empower communities around the world to become self-sustainable

Some of our achievements:

Microbial Farming Videos

microbial farmingLifeworks Global has commissioned and produced professional short films, to champion microbial farming and distribute them to agricultural institutions around the world.

Please visit the Lifeworks Global YouTube Channel to watch these play buttonvideo’s.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Alongside award winning landscape and garden designer Thomas Hoblyn, Lifeworks Global had great success in bringing a Tamil Nadu-inspired kitchen garden to the Discovery Zone at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May.

The full press release is available on the Lifeworks Global Media Centre.



During 2008 – 2009 Lifeworks Global successfully raised funds for Social Change and Development (SCAD), a non-profit non-governmental organisation in Tamil Nadu, Southern India, to help launch and support exciting community projects.

Given the serious shortfall in support for SCAD, Lifeworks Global are still proactively raising funds for a wide selection of ongoing projects.

In collaboration with SCAD’s College of Agriculture (KVK), Lifeworks Global carried out Microbial Science soil testing and analysis which has been introduced into the farming community, demonstrating significantly increased crop yields.

Currently SCAD are implementing a plan to roll out a microbial application to 550 villages using a sustainable business model.

In 2009 Lifeworks Global gave business consultancy advice to SCAD on organisational change and efficiency, this has enabled them to reach out to 100 more villages.

In addition, Lifeworks Global has implemented a benefits, measurements and feedback system to enable them to meet the requirements of donors and aid agencies.

To learn more about the wonderful work SCAD do, please visit their website by clicking here.


ethiopiaLifeworks Global completed feasibility studies in partnership with the Amhara Development Association (ADA), and committed to delivering Grifaid® Family and Community Water Filters.

In addition, Lifeworks Global assisted in shaping a study for community buildings and drinking water for schools and villages.

Further information on the Grifaid® Water Filters, and how you can offer your support can be found on the Grifaid® website by clicking here.


rwandaLifeworks Global has extended its Microbial Science Program into Rwanda and have been invited to extend trials to partners on the ground to help the Rwandan Government achieve ‘Rwanda Vision 2020‘.

Agronomists are currently undertaking 6 months training and early trails are demonstrating and incredible 200% increase in crop yield. Work is ongoing with trained agronomists and the Ministry of Agriculture to roll this program out to the rest of the Country.

 Meet the Team:

Benna McCartney


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Benna is a qualified life and business coach who trained with the Coaching Academy and has run a successful coaching business for over ten years. She specialises in confidence and self-esteem building and effectively managing major life changes.

Benna supports people with additional barriers to set up their own businesses and live the life they truly want to live.

Benna is passionate and dedicated to making sustainable change for a better world. She is an experienced entrepreneur who has run eight of her own businesses in total since the age of 18. Benna has volunteered for Homestart (supporting families who are struggling to cope) and is also a singer.

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Paul was born in Dublin in 1950 and has had an international career as a project manager, developer and entrepreneur.

The last company he set up became the largest global Systems, Applications and Products company in the 1990’s. Since leaving work life in the mid 90’s, he has dedicated his energies and resources to social, spiritual and community causes.

Lifeworks Global was founded by Paul in 2008, to research and promote solutions for environmental and world issues. Paul has always had a strong global vision of making life better for people on a large scale. He has been married for 17 years and has two children.

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