Water is Life, at least that is the sentiment among World Partners for Development Ghana. Water is Life is a project that was started to empower people in the impoverished communities of Ghana that don’t have access to safe drinking water. Help bring safe drinking water to the children of Ghana through this innovative water filtration system that can provide each household up to 70 gallons of safe water per day from lakes, ponds, wells, streams, rivers, or rain. The tipping point goal of $2,100 will provide for 70 households and the $7,500 total funding goal will provide for 250 households.
EcoJarz re-appropriates objects so that they have more uses, and therefore, longer lives. The mantra behind EcoJarz is “challenge the concept of throw-away culture” so that our landfills shrink. The EcoJarz Stainless Steel Drink Top is a non-leaching BPA-free drink top that fits standard canning jars that are typically disposed of every day. This lid will give people a new use for something they would commonly dispose of. EcoJarz is supporting a landfill-free future—just $8,000 will help mass production of this innovative new product.
Thanks to all its amazing supporters, WildTender Ranch Sanctuarywill now be able to construct a Geo-Dome where workers and students can gather in warmth and comfort. WildTender Ranch is a Four Directions Sanctuary that serves the healing interaction between humans, horses, and wildlife. The $2,734 that were raised will be used to purchase the earth-friendly building supplies needed to begin construction.
GalliGalli wants to put Nepal on the map through the use of technology solutions via people-to-people networks by assisting its citizens and visitors in navigating the city and government services. It is creating a future where citizens within a community work together to build powerful online tools and make information more freely available through open source technology. To date, this campaign has raised over $10,000, which will help GalliGalli support operations for four months and help it build on an existing public transportation app in addition to building a wiki on Nepali government practices.
Prop Roots is empowering the children of the Jingpo minority in a remote area of China by raising their self-esteem through creativity building, language education, and intercultural exchange. The slogan, “Empower Jingpo children with their own culture, their own creativity!” speaks volumes. An important step is needed to help this mission flourish—building a brand new project center to lodge more volunteers and house more activities for Jingpo children. Prop Roots is now well on its way to this goal—with 1 day left, it has passed its tipping point, raising over $2,000 for this project center. Let’s help Prop Roots reach its total funding goal to get its activity center fully built and furnished!
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1864 Academy is a training and capacity building facility in Nigeria for children to develop their skills. The academy will bring together children of various social classes to ensure the sharing of class competencies through music, arts, cinema, writing, and technology. Abiola, founder of 1864 Academy, has been accepted to the Dell Summer Innovation Lab and is running this campaign to help raise the money needed for airfare from Nigeria to Boston.
The Visual Education Project is raising funds to create a long term exhibition of handmade replicas of “History of Engineering” machines. The models are used as hands-on education devices and are part of a mobile exhibit. However, the travel is causing undue stress on the machines. The Visual Education Project seeks funding to create the Centre for Engineering History where it will permanently house the exhibits.
Lenny’s Café is a vegan café and worker’s co-operative in Finsbury Park, London delivering delicious vegan dishes at reasonable prices. The funds raised through this campaign will be utilized to deliver high quality vegan meals in an area overloaded with fast food coices. As a worker’s co-op, Lenny’s Café delivers a second service to society by allowing workers more freedom and autonomy in an enjoyable work environment.
WildTender Ranch Sanctuary seeks funding to construct a Geo-Dome where workers and students can gather in warmth and comfort. WildTender Ranch is a Four Directions Sanctuary that serves the healing interaction between humans, horses, and wildlife. The funds raised will be used to purchase the earth-friendly building supplies needed to begin construction.
Spark* has reached its campaign tipping point! A dollar a year for education is a campaign to support John Taka’s project, ‘Seeds of Hope’ in which villages within Papua New Guinea raise sweet potato farms. The harvest is sold and all proceeds raised go toward paying the school fees for children in the villages. In a place were the average time spent in school is 2.9 years, this self sustaining project will help educate the youth of villages in Papua New Guinea.
Youth Awareness Resource Network (Y.A.R.N) has also tipped! This campaign is asking for funds to establish the Y.A.R.N. website and brand. Created and run by young Australians raising awareness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their culture, this venture utilizes resources like books, articles, and storytelling. With the funds raised, this organization will enhance brand recognition and communication through flyers, t-shirts, an improved website, business cards, and much more.
Shawn D. Ross
Shawn D. Ross is a Northwest Native living in Washington State. A graduate of Washington State University and University of Phoenix with degrees in Architecture and Education he writes about social, cultural, and personal improvement on the StartSomeGood Blog and SDRinspire. He is also a filmmaker and owner of Giraffe and Penguin Productions, a single daddy of two beautiful children, avid reader, writer, and hat wearer (Not in that picture but believe me, he wears ‘em). He is currently at work on his first feature length documentary. Follow him on twitter @shawndross and visit his websites: www.sdrinspire.com and giraffeandpenguinproductions.tumblr.com
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