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Kim’s Community

Kim’s Community

I met Kim on a bird-watching trip to Papua New Guinea. After spending several days with her and talking over plans and trying different ways to help her, I thought this would be the best way to help her and her women's cooperative to get started.  The NGOs I have worked with in the past do not fund in Papua New Guinea because of the corruption rampant in PNG.Kim Menge has quite a story of abuse, but keeps going, and has a goal to promote the culture and retain the traditions of the people in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, while educating the nature tourists--bird watchers, rugged hikers, photographers--who visit the Mt. Hagen area.  The women of PNG prefer to stay close to their ancestral lands, although it is difficult to maintain more than a subsistence living.  Women are typically under the thumbs of traditional men, who want to keep the women ignorant and at home.  Kim saw a way to expand the experiences of nature travelers through entrepreneurial women-owned small business groups.  By giving to Kim and her group, supplies can be bought to make traditional crafts and foods for sale, materials can be obtained for a traditional building for demonstrations of dance, local medicinal products preparation, craft-making, and an education center for women and children.  Kim is well connected within the travel industry and will provide services that many travelers have asked for and currently find difficult to access or unavailable.  One must know locals because one has to pay a fee to go onto someone's ancestral land.   As the business grows, financial success will help the women become more independent and provide advanced schooling for their children—all aimed at ending the cycle the of subsistence living for families and children.   The way this works is that Kim can directly access the funds without an intermediary (aka financial corruption).  As the organizer I am in contact regularly with Kim and have a colleague who visits her at least twice a year.  I would be happy to send anyone Kim's business plan if you have access to other NGOs or Funds that can help her.  Thank you for participating.  As always I appreciate your help. LeslieAnn    With just 1-click you can contribute to an entrepreneurial business idea* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent!Thank you!

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Fund for laptop to start work, Freelancer in FM Design

Fund for laptop to start work, Freelancer in FM Design

Hi,I know I am asking for a lot of money here, I need a decent (ok expensive) laptop as the kind of work that I will be taking on ranges from design, architecture, schematics, all in the name of Facilities Management and Project Management.  I also use regular software that I already possess Microsoft Office is one, Lightroom for photography editing and other photography based applications.  I would need a laptop as due to being housebound in a very small 1 bed flat, being light and portable is good.I am disabled with various conditions, and over the last 5 years due to my shaking and vision becoming worse, I have recently  increased the insurance policy for accidental damage. I have spent money on cheaper, more heavier machines only to drop them the next day from shaking, and having no insurance cover.  I can’t see screenshots properly due to vision issues, I am wearing glasses more, but often misplaced them and end up squinting at my screen and as they are usually from places where I cannot return them I have to sell on to try and buy new ones, with much bigger screens and better resolution.  I keep thinking if I’d bought the better one at the start I would not be in the mess now.I am currently renting a laptop, not even a fast or great one, it’s very slow often locks up and restarts right in the middle of my work, which is the point I want to throw it in frustration, if I had the energy I’d be tempted to, can’t afford to though.  I need to give this one back, as if I had saved that money from beginning I would again have something better now.I would like to state that I do have a very poor and bad credit rating due to being silly when I was a teenager with plenty of credit.  I cannot get anything on credit anymore due to this.I am in desperate need of your help, so that I can carry on working, if I do manage to get the money I need and there is any left over, I will put it towards helping the community with supporting the young and elderly get help with computers.  I am myself a good trainer and could do small classes at home, would have to be one on one due to the size of my flat, but I would like to give back, even donations back to other similar projects on GoFundMe to help others like me would make me and hopefully you know that the money is being used in the right way.Thanks in advance for your help.Andrew J.PS:- Some of the laptops I have looked at state free games etc, I would sell these as I’m not a gamer and put money back into charitable donations or into the local community as it’s definitely needed.

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Neobi 360 - Low Speed Electric Velomobile

Neobi 360 - Low Speed Electric Velomobile

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!My name is Valentin an I would like to introduce you to our family project. In an ideal world we would listen to our kids needs for a good life, from the very beginning.Well, we are doing it today.  Neobi 360 is an LSEV ( low speed electric vehicle ) with a small high efficiency generator.Suitable for riding year-round no matter the weather and road conditions, the Neobi 360 will take you where you want to go. Quality is the foundation on which a service or technology business is built on, regardless of the price point. Our philosophy, keep things simple and honest. We respect and trust each other. We disregard borders.For over 3 years we have turned the first idea into the functional design of today.We have tested many different components, separate and combined, in order to deliver a long lasting companion. We have designed it to have a modular outer shell, that can be transformed to better serve the users personal needs and commercial activities. The project also incorporates new age features and since the production process is very simple, it can be built anywhere in the world. BiomimicryThe design and production of materials, structures, and systems are modelled on biological entities and processes. The right pieces in the right placeThis concept is not meant to be a new technological discovery, but rather using the best existing practices, both old and new, to create something that can last for a long time because you can always upgrade it.  Existing parts / Efficiency thru simplicityMost of the vehicle uses parts that are already designed and manufactured:wheels, suspension, lights, sensors, touch screens, radio, etc. We found a shape to fit them, adding our own ideology.The mechanism uses a minimal design to reach maximum potential in strength and speed.   See Our Featured Project Presentation  By backing now,  you'll be among the first to experience the comfort, style, portability and safety that the Neobi 360 offers.

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