Ongoing (33rd) Birthday Fundraiser

$567 
Raised
$330 
Goal
1127
Days Left
$

Update (17/04/2017): Oh, how time flies! Since I did this back in 2015, the $517 that was raised has resulted in funding of $2,331 for 90 projects.

Thanks again to those that have contributed in the past 2 years. I'm not setting any target this year, but feel free to give me a birthday present in the form of a donation!
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Update (17/04/2016): I just noticed that in the year since I first started this, a total of 90 projects have been funded for a total of $1,426 - this from the $482 that was raised, much higher than the $330 target set!

I'm going set a soft target now of $670 ($330 for 2015, $340 for 2016), so that leaves me only $188 short!

Anyone willing to give me a birthday present in the form of a donation? :)
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Update (20/04/2015): Thanks to the 10 people who donated $33 and the 1 person who took my total to $340 - higher than my first target!

I'm going to keep the campaign open for 3 more days and from now, match everyone who donates $ for $!

Yalla, let's donate people:)
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Donate $33 if you can afford it. Donate less if you prefer. Just donate.

If 10 people donate $33 each I will hit my target!

Did you know that a loan of just $100 is enough to change a life in a developing country? Just a bit of capital to invest in a business or education can double or triple a disadvantaged entrepreneur's income - providing a sustainable livelihood for their family and securing better education for their children.

That's why I decided to dedicate my birthday this year. Instead of gifts, I'm accepting donations on behalf of Zidisha, a registered US nonprofit that facilitates microloans in the world's poorest places.

100% of your donation will go straight to the entrepreneurs, and you'll receive an update on how the funds were spent. Best of all, when the loans are repaid they will be relent again and again to fund new loan projects - truly a gift that keeps on giving!

Discussion


  • Bilal Randeree     Apr 17, 2016

    I just noticed that in the year since I first started this, a total of 90 projects have been funded for a total of $1,426 - this from the $482 that was raised, much higher than the $330 target set!

    I'm going set a soft target now of $670 ($330 for 2015, $340 for 2016), so that leaves me only $188 short!

    Anyone willing to give me a birthday present in the form of a donation? :)





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Projects Funded By Ongoing (33rd) Birthday Fundraiser

Donations raised:

$567

Number of projects funded:

90

Total amount lent:

$3,758


Transfer Airtel money
Hamado Marcel Conseiga
Burkina Faso

Tuition fees
Kyeremeh Benjamin Frimpong
Ghana

Repair of three motor bikes
Morrison Wanyoike
Kenya

Centrifuge machine
Michael Urbanus
Kenya

Opening a new printing shop
Evans Ansu Amponsah
Ghana

Vegetable farming
Zephaniah Shikuku
Kenya

Trade
Exavier Jean Lucinor
Haiti

Cybe cafe
Saint Louis Jean Fritz
Haiti

My salon business
Emely Jikumbi
Zambia

Zidisha make me big
Opah Choobwe
Zambia

Mirrors for my beauty salon
Fatoumata Odette Soma
Burkina Faso

Build a hangar
Pascal Ouédraogo
Burkina Faso

Uplands cab.
David Njuguna
Kenya

Happy Shirts House
Edoh Yao
Ghana

Where your donation goes

100% goes to fund loan projects

We transfer 100% of your donation to low-income entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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Recipients invest in their future

The entrepreneurs develop businesses or acquire education to improve their earnings

Check out the lifecycle of a Zidisha loan.

Funds recycled to new loans

Entrepreneurs repay the loans, and the repayments are used to fund new loan projects.

Learn more at our FAQ page.