Regina and James sell irrigation pumps to small farmers in rural Kenya at affordable prices, helping these farmers to increase their crop yield, increase their income, and help both their families and their communities. Learn more about the impact that Regina, James, and these irrigation pumps have, at www.theadventureproject.org.
How did you do it?
“I would love to take credit for it, but really it is just using the amazing tools that the Adventure Project Team creates for these campaigns. I am so busy during the day, and the ability to cut and paste a link, or to use succinct language to explain how what we are doing is going to tangibly change the lives of real people. That’s the kind of messaging that reaches me personally, so it’s great to have that at our fingertips! Most of my friends who contributed towards the campaign appreciated being able to do it so easily, and it keeps them coming back!”
What was your favorite part of the process? Or what surprised you most?
“Wow, as crazy as it sounds, one of my favorite parts is hitting refresh on the computer when we’re on a deadline to raise a specific amount. It’s almost addicting watching the numbers creep up and up as donations come trickling in, and knowing that every $550 means thousands of REAL lives are going to be changed. It’s hard to put that feeling into words, but I do know that it has kept me up past my bedtime more than once!”
Why did you invest your time, talent and resources for the campaign? What stirred your heart about it?
“Because I am tired of the widely held assumption that the world’s poorest people just want handouts. It is a privilege to partner with an organization like The Adventure Project that gets it. They get that basic tenet of ‘teach a man (or woman!!) to fish’ and they encourage the rest of us to get on board too. I think most people that have grown up in Western privilege think that so many of the problems in the world are too big to solve, but campaigns like this, and like the stove campaign before it, show that is not the case. It helps individuals who want to help but don’t know how to empower individuals who would like that little start-up push and don’t know where to get it. Dignity and empowerment are the name of the game, and it is so much FUN to play!!!”
To learn more about the campaigns and initiatives that are inspiring Tammi, visit The Adventure Project.
Today’s featured member from our Well Mechanics Club is Cassie Burback, a passionate mom who raised $1,205 for clean water in India.
How did she do it?
Cassie leveraged social media such as her Facebook and Twitter, along with her blog. Her passion showed through her writing and advocating, inspiring her networks and community to rally behind the cause as well.
What were the results?
She raised over $1,000 — enough to hire two mechanics and provide clean water for over 10,000 people in rural India!
Why do we love this?
Cassie told us that her favorite part was “seeing unexpected donations come in from old friends and being able to connect again.” Not only did she raise money for clean water, but she also inspired and brought together people within her immediate community and outside of it. Awesome.
We’d like to introduce you to Ashley Nielsen, today’s featured member of our Well Mechanics Club.
What did she do?
Ashley was the lead organizer for a benefit concert in Olympia, WA, which featured a local bands in a favorite local venue. The proceeds of the concert went to The Adventure Project and our water initiative, helping to hire and train local leaders to become well mechanics and provide clean water for thousands of people throughout India.
What were the results?
A lot of happy music lovers, and enough tickets sold to help fund 3 well mechanics in India ($1,600)! That equates to consistently flowing clean water for approximately 15,000 people.
Why do we love this fundraiser idea?
Ashley tapped into her local community, engaging them with what’s familiar — a local band that everyone loves at a local venue that everyone frequents. At The Adventure Project, we’re all about local engagement to solve global issues, whether it’s on the ground in rural India training community leaders or activating our next door neighbors to strum guitars and raise funds.
Huge thanks to Ashley and everyone involved with the benefit concert in Olympia, WA!
To continue to give and help support the flow of clean water, donate here today. And to learn more about The Adventure Project and sustainable solutions to global problems, visit www.theadventureproject.org.
A man is able to get clean water near his home because of trained local mechanics who maintain the community well.
The Adventure Project is committed to ensuring that such sustainable clean water access is available to even more people in rural India.
Learn more at www.theadventureproject.org.
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