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Helping Nepalese Entrepreneurs with Raleigh

ENTREPRENEURS IN NEPAL Asmit is 24 years old, living in Gorkha, Nepal, which was impacted by the April 2015 Nepal earthquake (it was also known as the Gorkha earthquake). After the earthquake, there was a dire need for rebuilding, so Asmit identified the opportunity to be the first and only electrician based in his community. He earns 15,000 Nepali Rupees (equivalent of €118) a month. His aim is to expand his business further with business management skills, marketing, advertising, and managing cashflow to expand. His father is now also paired up with him in his electrician business.  Sashita is 32 years old, living in Bhaltar, Makawanpur - one of the poorer regions of Nepal, outside of the capital of Kathmandu. Sashita cultivates cereal crops and also ginger - and makes 10,000 NPR (equivalent of €79) a month. Among her challenges are the destruction of her polyhouses due to thunderstorms and crop destruction due to monkeys. She hopes to learn business plan development, financial planning, and record-keeping.  -------- GOOGLE/RALEIGH IN NEPAL, SEPT 2019I will be part of the Google/Raleigh program to Nepal (of 20 Googlers in total) that will last two weeks. We are working with Nepalese entrepreneurs living in remote and poor parts of Nepal. We will travel and live in these communities to train, facilitate, and coach these entrepreneurs (about 40 of them in total) together with local partners, on how to manage and sustainably grow their business. It’s a short time for us to be there, but we hope the business plan coaching will have great impact on the entrepreneurs. WHY FUNDRAISEFundraising is a part of the Google/Raleigh program, for Raleigh (as an not-for-profit) to be able to continue to be able to run the local initiatives. I would love for your support to help me achieve these fundraising targets:  * Fundraising for the local community in Nepal to raise €2000 (or £1825)* Google will gift-match dollar for dollar to bring it to €4000 total COOL STUFF:  * Any donation amount: Updates from my Nepal experience via Facebook/Instagram. A Google talk of the experience in Nepal when I return* €50 donation: A handwritten postcard from Nepal* €80 donation: A handwritten postcard and an instant photo from Nepal* €100 donation: WildcardCONCLUSION: Donate if you can and contact me to hear more:).

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Helping Nepalese Entrepreneurs with Raleigh

Helping Nepalese Entrepreneurs with Raleigh

ENTREPRENEURS IN NEPAL Asmit is 24 years old, living in Gorkha, Nepal, which was impacted by the April 2015 Nepal earthquake (it was also known as the Gorkha earthquake). After the earthquake, there was a dire need for rebuilding, so Asmit identified the opportunity to be the first and only electrician based in his community. He earns 15,000 Nepali Rupees (equivalent of €118) a month. His aim is to expand his business further with business management skills, marketing, advertising, and managing cashflow to expand. His father is now also paired up with him in his electrician business.  Sashita is 32 years old, living in Bhaltar, Makawanpur - one of the poorer regions of Nepal, outside of the capital of Kathmandu. Sashita cultivates cereal crops and also ginger - and makes 10,000 NPR (equivalent of €79) a month. Among her challenges are the destruction of her polyhouses due to thunderstorms and crop destruction due to monkeys. She hopes to learn business plan development, financial planning, and record-keeping.  -------- GOOGLE/RALEIGH IN NEPAL, SEPT 2019I will be part of the Google/Raleigh program to Nepal (of 20 Googlers in total) that will last two weeks. We are working with Nepalese entrepreneurs living in remote and poor parts of Nepal. We will travel and live in these communities to train, facilitate, and coach these entrepreneurs (about 40 of them in total) together with local partners, on how to manage and sustainably grow their business. It’s a short time for us to be there, but we hope the business plan coaching will have great impact on the entrepreneurs. WHY FUNDRAISEFundraising is a part of the Google/Raleigh program, for Raleigh (as an not-for-profit) to be able to continue to be able to run the local initiatives. I would love for your support to help me achieve these fundraising targets:  * Fundraising for the local community in Nepal to raise €2000 (or £1825)* Google will gift-match dollar for dollar to bring it to €4000 total COOL STUFF:  * Any donation amount: Updates from my Nepal experience via Facebook/Instagram. A Google talk of the experience in Nepal when I return* €50 donation: A handwritten postcard from Nepal* €80 donation: A handwritten postcard and an instant photo from Nepal* €100 donation: WildcardCONCLUSION: Donate if you can and contact me to hear more:).

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Fraternité des enfants

Fraternité des enfants

Друзі,Післязавтра буде три роки як немає з нами нашої гордості і слави - Василя Сліпака. Але залишилась його справа – Українське братство і допомога сім’ям загиблих.П’ятий рік поспіль у Францію приїзджають діти, які осиротіли через війну, і у місцевої громади є усі можливості поспілкуватися з ними, погуляти, з’їздити до Діснею, підтримати морально, а також фінансово, щоб у дітей був гарний відпочинок.Дітей буде 6 осіб. Іх буде супроводжувати бійчиня Перлинка, яка воювала з Василем. Витрати за авіаквитки у розмірі 1777 євро взяла на себе асоціація «Opera for children ». Це також друзі – музиканти Василя, які підтримують його справи.Група дітей буде перебувати у Франції з 9-го по 30-те липня 2019.  Їм треба харчуватися, переміщатися у метро, вони діти і люблять подарунки. P.S. Також не забувайте, що в суботу 29-го червня , в день річниці буде проведено благодійний музичний концерт пам’яті Василя (Centre culturel Agora au Raincy). Такі концерти пройдуть одночасно в багатьох країнах світу. Василеві друзі-артисти будуть раді бачити всіх, хто пам’ятає його та любить гарну класичну музику.

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Transgender Retirement Home Pakistan

Transgender Retirement Home Pakistan

Hello everyone & welcome to our money pot! This money will be used specifcally to make the retirement home sustainable.  The primary focus is on installing solar panels to ensure the home has a clean, long lasting energy supply.   Pakistan's "third-gender" people, or khawaja sehras as they identify, are often rejected by their families and can have no-one to look after them in old age.  Third-gender people are 50 times more likely to be living with HIV than someone from the general population in Pakistan - it's believed almost 5% of the community are HIV-positive.    Now, 'Guru' Ashee, an activist and a respected member of the community has opened a retirement home providing dignity for residents in their final years.  The retirement home has been eight years in the making. It opened in 2019 and provides accommodation, medication and food for 40 older third-gender people. It's part of a bigger project that will eventually incorporate a medical centre and additional housing. Ashee's retirement home allows third gender people to spend time together in a private space where they are accepted. Food and shelter are the starting point but the fact that older third-gender people can be themselves and feel valued is truly revolutionary. For more detail see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-48707042 The BBC documentary 'Our World : The Best Pakstani Transgender Retirement Home' is available on the @BBCNews channel and on @BBCiplayer The retirement home has also been featured in @AttitudeMag @Dawn_News and other news outets All funds raised will be sent to Naz Male Health Alliance, Pakistan's primary LGBTQ NGO.  See https://www.commonwealthequality.org/members/23/

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Mawejje Creations

Mawejje Creations

Help us raise €15,000 to enhance,upscale and utilization of banana fibers which are majorly found in banana waste. To change lives of local women and girls in rural communities of Uganda. Create  jobs opportunities for youth out of banana waste to alleviate in rural communities of Uganda. Supporting local community can bring a whole host of benefits. Lending a helping hand can help you make new friends, learn new skills, advance your career. Most importantly, give something back to local community its always honorable,looking forward to join us.WHO ARE WE?   Mawejje Creations is social enterprise which aims at developing affordable banana fiber products to reduce banana waste, enabling matokee(banana) growers earn extra income to sustain themselves while creating jobs opportunities for youth and women in rural communities of Uganda through banana fiber production, incubation programs, hands-on skills training. We envision to be the leading company in Uganda and Africa improving livelihood of (matokee)banana growers through recycling banana waste into products of value. At Mawejje Creations we believe in a team where everyone achieves more and no one is above the other.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfC4TJffkJA THE  PROBLEM  Over 10 million hectares of Banana plantation, with an average of 1500 plants per hectare, exist in more than 160 countries globally,Uganda is the second largest producer of bananas after India with about 9 million tons produced annually,creating tons of waste in form of stem and stocks, which have been left over to decompose and rot hence emitting a huge amount of methane gas and carbon dioxide. These emissions have a negative impact on the environment, which increases global warming every year. Every ton of banana waste emits, on average, a half-ton of carbon dioxide per year.Evidence reveals that 7out of 10 youth are unemployed yet the services and industrial sector have not created enough jobs for the burgeoning youthful labor force,8out of 10 women practice agriculture with bananas as main crop but still leave below poverty line.THE SOLUTION Mawejje Creations breaks down the barriers to access and utilization of adding value to banana waste,we directly engage banana growers in chain of production as they extract banana waste to get fibers,sale them to us in due course they earn extra income to sustain themselves while creating jobs opportunities for disadvantaged youth and women in rural communities of Uganda through banana fiber production, hands-on skills training, developing affordable banana fiber products to reduce banana waste to have free carbon emission environment in Uganda and the entire global. WHAT WE HAVE DONE,CHALLEGES ENCOUNTERED & WHY! We managed to work with Mukono banana grower's community,carried awareness community leaders on how to extract fibers from wasted banana stems, with positive results that excited them from discovering precious material and innovations developed from the banana waste they had been dumping. However, on training them and implementing the solution with expected positive results we found unbearable challenges whereby we could not acquire the larger extractor machinery to produce more quantities of fibers,training space which caused hardships for the women and girls who were involved in the training.This pushed us into more research on waste extraction, with modern skills, equipment for quality and energy reservation; leading the entire team join a one year incubation program in banana fiber extraction to learn and acquire various behaviors of banana fibers and new skills of improving our business operations. Our determination later won us an entrepreneurship scholarship in applied social innovations further mastering the idea to higher standards. I thus look forward  for this crowdfunding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWtaaehroT0&t=12s WHAT WE ARE DOING?We are raising money to support us in purchasing production machines and  place for training youth and women in rural communities of Uganda to provide hands-on skills. We aim to directly provide skills to at least 200 of banana growers will know how turn banana waste into fiber by 2020.500 lives of women and girls in rural communities of Uganda being positively impacted through our programs by 2020 Having created 500 hundreds jobs opportunities out of banana waste to alleviate in rural communities of Uganda by 2020.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIthIqIqKpw WHY MACHINES AND SPACE?During the trainings and awareness campaign we had positive results but we found unbearable challenges whereby we could not acquire the larger extractor machinery to produce more quantities of fibers and enough space which caused hardships for the women and girls who were involved in the training. HOW WILL THE MONEY BE USED? We are looking for a total of €15,000 to fund us in purshasing production machines and affording enough space. Here's the specific breakdown of how the funds will be used: A brand-new machines and fabricated banana fiber extractor(roll crasher).  • 1Roll Crusher = €3000• 2Drying Chambers = €1000• Digital weigh scale = €600• Cutting& 2Spliting equipment = €4003Weaving machines= €50003Tailoring machines= €150012(months)Training space= €3500  RETURN ON THE FUNDS! * Environmental impact: with target of extracting 2tons of banana waste in entire country by 2020* Social Impact:  We have reached 200 farmers,created 500 jobs for youth & 500 lives of women and girls in rural communities of Uganda being positively impacted through our programs by 2020* Financial:  We anticipate revenue of €4000 by 2020 HOW CAN YOU HELP? Each donation is capable of making a change in the lives of low-income women and youth living in Uganda’s rural communities. We understand that not everyone may be in a position to help monetarily, so we would truly appreciate if you could share the campaign and help us spread the word about this important and innovative cause and approachAny donations are extremely valuable and we thank you as Mawejje Creations and the people it gets to. By donating you are not only helping to train or equip youth with skill,change women or girls life status neither supporting farmer earn extra income but also improving the local economy, helping individuals earn a living and become self-reliant. The program is designed to help local communities use,reuse locally avaiable resources to earn extra income,create jobs opportunity and learn askill to support the SDGs.                                                          Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.            Thank you for your contributions! We’re grateful and humbled by your support!  If you have question or any kind of information you want to know kindly reach-out through our contact detailsTel: +256780601731 P.O. BOX 29024 http://www.facebook.com/mawejjecreations http://www.instagram.com/mawejjecreationshttps://mawejjecreations.wordpress.com

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I need to run away with my children from my controlling, abusive relationship!

I need to run away with my children from my controlling, abusive relationship!

Hello everyone & welcome to my crowdfunder!my name is Sammie and I am mother to two beautiful girls aged 4 & 9. I am trapped by an alcoholic abuser who financially and emotionally abuses me daily. I am creating this page from a park where I sit watching my children play and convincing myself that I can just walk away (as easy as that sounds, I am hugely concious of it’s concequences). My children (and everyone else we know) are oblivious to the fact that their Dad is an alcoholic, that he emotionally abuses and blackmails me and that he takes away all of our money. In fact, he’s been on a bender for the past 2 days and we have no electric or food. I have managed to set up some regular cleaning jobs whilst my children are at school but my secret stash isn’t growing quick enough for me to see any way out especially when I am constantly delving into it to make sure we are fed. And here’s the weird bit, we don’t present as a family that are going through this. My friends and family will tell you that I am the strongest person they know, that my kids are happy and that we’re always smiling. That in itself makes it so difficult for me to admit to anyone that this is happening.I convince myself he will change, every single time! I know I can take my children and head to the nearest refuge, that we can start again from the bottom and work our way up. I don’t want that, not for myself or for my children. I imagine him relishing in the thought of this! So, I need to get enough money together so that I have a rental deposit and a months rent. Once I have left him, I can hopefully claim some benefits that will help me keep a roof over our heads and I can then work on building a business that will give us our independence. To do that, I need some help and every penny will help! I can do this! I want to do this but I just need you all to give me a little push and get me on my way.  Thank you for taking the time to read this. Xx

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LAB EQUIPMENT

LAB EQUIPMENT

Biowin is on a mission to provide alternative healthcare for a community in Kayes with roughly 2.7 million population at the Kids and Mother’s hospital by providing the necessary laboratory equipment, In accordance with our dedication, we have raised and secured $129,000.00 of funds for this project. However, we still are insufficient of funds, we need $259,277.82 to purchase and provide all the laboratory equipment – that can sustain the needs of the community there.Mali is one of the poorest nations in sub-Saharan Africa with an incredibly high maternal mortality ratio – 464 mother deaths per 100,000 live births. Compared to other countries, such as the US, with its maternal mortality rate of 26 maternal deaths for every 100,000 births, this number is shockingly and grossly high.A United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Demographic and Health Survey of 9,704 women aged 15 to 49 in Mali was conducted in 1999 jointly by the Malian government and a private firm. The report put the percentage of women in this age range that had undergone one of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Genital Cutting (FGC) at 93.7 percent. Kayes is a city in western Mali, located on the Sénégal River with a raving population of 2,665,001 according to the 2018 census. Mother and newborn survival in Kayes are influenced by the combined effects of the point of care, the skill configuration of CHC personnel, and the distance traveled.  With Biowin's mission to provide and sustain the laboratory for the Kids and Mother’s Hospital, we are addressing the deficits in healthcare and save countless lives. In April 2019, the laboratory of the public hospital in Kayes – was destroyed in a ravaging fire. https://maliactu.net/mali-hopital-fousseiny-daou-de-kayes-le-labo-serieusement-parti-en-fumee/  No other hospital at the moment can provide the necessary lab analysis for diagnostic purposes in this area. With 200 beds Kids and Mother’s hospital is really an alternative to provide care to roughly 3 million people, and a working lab is critical. In an effort to help serve the diagnostic healthcare needs of infants, children, and new mothers in the Kids and Mothers hospital – Biowin will be dedicated to performing over 8 million laboratory tests to help diagnose, treat, monitor, and prevent diseases for millions of Malians each year. The list of needed lab equipment we would like to provide;     CELL-DYN Ruby HEMATOLOGY ANALYZERS    BD BACTEC™ FX blood culture system    The ARCHITECT i1000SR immunoassay analyzer    Auto Biochemistry AnalyzerKENZA 240TX    MINICAP FLEX PIERCING    AUTOMATE PHOENIX FX50    AUTOMATE HEMOCULTURE BACTEX For this crowdfunding project , we are raising money to buy Auto Biochemistry AnalyzerKENZA 240TX If we are able to hit the stretch target, we will organize and guide a tour of contributors through the hospital to see what good is being done.

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