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Campaign: Donate to The Village Experience

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Cutting the ribbon on the new FGM Rescue Center

Our New Cyber Cafe opened by Wendy and Jen

Paul working with the women in Guatemala

Total raised for Donate to The Village Experience
$9,700.00
GOAL: $50,000.00

Summary
The Village Cooperative was founded in 2008 and through organic, grassroots efforts has mobilized people all over the world to become philanthropists…raising over $1.5 million for our project partners. We appreciate donations to specific projects, but also hope our supporters understand the need for general donations to be used for daily administrative costs, emergency projects, and the future growth of the organization.

Social Justice Education
The Village Cooperative is a charitable organization dedicated to the creation and support of income-generating projects in the developing world. Our vision is to empower villages around the world to become self-sustaining through the implementation of handicraft projects, micro-financing projects, small business development, and vocational skills training. When we support a community, we work with them to improve their overall standard of living. This includes everything from access to fresh water and nutritious food to affordable healthcare and hygienic living conditions to improved education and economic development.

Past Accomplishments
The Village Cooperative has donated over $1.5 million to project partners in countries such as Kenya, India, Guatemala, Haiti, Costa Rica, Thailand, and Nepal. Our amazing supporters have helped us to build rescue centers to protect young girls from FGM, Early Forced Marriage and Human-Trafficking in Kenya and India. We have primary and secondary schools throughout Kenya and Guatemala. We provide healthcare, feeding programs, and clean water to our partners in Kenya and Guatemala. We have set up and supported artisan workshops in Thailand, India, and Kenya. And we have small businesses we have supported all over the world including a community based hotel in India, a coffee shop and bakery in Thailand, a motorbike taxi company in Kenya, and a recycling center in Haiti. And there is much more on the horizon!

Current Project Needs
As an organization, we need to continually be growing and adapting to the needs of our project partners around the world. We have a great staff and a wonderfully ambitious board of directors that work tirelessly to make sure your donation dollars are used as efficiently and transparently as possible. Like every non-profit, we have basic administrative costs and special international costs due to the nature of our work. These include salaries, international insurance, site visits, marketing and promotions, fundraising and event costs, media equipment, website development and maintenance, and accounting and tax preparations. We strive to keep these costs low (we don’t even have rent!) and dedicate as much of the money raised as possible to the projects we hold near and dear to our hearts.
We are currently looking for the following support:
  • $10,000 to help in salary support for our two assistants (office and creative)
  • $5,000 to assist in site visits to our project partners
  • $2,500 to maintain our website and social media outlets
  • $2,500 to go into purchasing international insurance and media equipment
  • $10,000 for the emergency project fund for Kenya
  • $10,000 for the emergency project fund for India
  • $10,000 for the emergency project fund for Guatemala

Small Level Projects

Campaign: Purchases a camera for our project partners

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Purchases a camera for our project partners
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$300.00

Campaign: Allows us to conduct one training session on social media with our project partners

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Allows us to conduct one training session on social media with our project partners
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$500.00

Campaign: Help with design & distribution of our new fundraising campaign

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Help with design & distribution of our new fundraising campaign
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$1,000.00