86,402 Seconds in Ethiopia
Team Member: Lauren Batcheller
Mallory Brown wrote -
All I want for my birthday is...
For my 30th birthday, I'm going to Ethiopia (my favorite country in Africa!) with the CrowdRise 24-Hour Impact Project. I want to empower 30 Ethiopian women to start their own businesses. These women live in a small impoverished village called Chapa and currently have no source of income. They have been begging for employment opportunities, so they can buy food for their families, send their children to school, and start to pull themselves out of poverty.
On my birthday, I’ll have 24 hours to raise $30,000. The very next day, I'll help these women begin working! I'll provide job training, financial management classes, equipment, materials -- and everything they need to run a sustainable business. I’ll film the entire process so you can see the direct, immediate result.
I first visited Ethiopia in 2012, and it instantly became my favorite country in Africa. The people are BEAUTIFUL and in so much need. As a female business owner, I'm so excited to empower these 30 women. Their first true income will transform the lives of their families and community. As I turn 30, I want nothing more. Please donate.
Fundraise for this Campaign
Mallory's Birthday Fundraiser will launch on June 21st.
Come back then to watch her on the ground in Ethiopia...or enter your email address to be notified as soon as donations are accepted. Gonna be the best birthday ever.
The 30 women of Chapa have chosen to pursue three job opportunities. All donations will help the women start these businesses:Donate
Raising Livestock - 10 women will breed and care to farm animals to sell their products in the market
$7,000: Purchase of 10 cows for production of milk, cheese, and butter
$800: Purchase of 10 sheep for wool
$500: Veterinary visits to ensure the livestock stay healthy
$2,500: Food for livestock
$2,000: Fences, troughs, shovels, and farm supplies
Mill House - 10 women will process raw grains from the harvest into sellable food products
$7,500: Equipment purchase of an Italian Mill
$1,200: First inventory supply of teff
$500: First inventory supply of maize
$800: First inventory supply of barley
Barber Shop/Beauty Salon - 10 women will provide haircuts to men and women in their village
$2,000: 10 work stations/sinks
$800: 10 chairs
$1,000: Combs, mirrors, towels, razors, and cosmetic supplies
$1,200 Location rental for one year
Job Training - We'll provide ongoing support to ensure these jobs provide sustainable income for years to come
$2,200: Training in job skills, money management, and business development
*Any additional funds will be implemented by Begin With One to further support the needs of the Chapa community.