Ongoing (33rd) Birthday Fundraiser

$567 
Raised
$330 
Goal
1217
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:

$3,996


Goods for my shop
Didier Habyarimana
Zambia

Inventory for my shop
Alexander Nambaka
Kenya

Financing for agribusiness
Stephen Kimathi
Kenya

Projector purchase
Sheldon Ayonga
Kenya

Salaula
Henry Bwalya
Zambia

Provisions business
George Nimfour
Ghana

Boutique
Carolyne Jerono Lagat
Kenya

Business development tempeh chips
Bonis Ferianto
Indonesia

Loan to buy photocopy machine
Emmanuel Ntsiful
Ghana

Office furniture
Dickens Ouma
Kenya

Improve my boutique shop
Edwina Acheampomaa
Ghana

Purchasing land
John Muriu Njuguna
Kenya

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.