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Jian Zheng's Fundraiser:

Come celebrate my 26th Birthday!

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BENEFITING: ACUMEN

EVENT DATE: Jun 19, 2014

Jian Zheng

THE STORY:

Hey guys- what do you call a very fast llama?

...

A Llamagini!


Har har *golf clap*

So, most of my friends and family know that I'm not attached to material things- so for this year, instead of presents, I'd love for you to donate to Acumen Fund.


Why Acumen Fund?

Short answer: I just got a job at this incredible nonprofit- so indirectly you'd be paying my wages, well gee, gracias!

Long answer: Acumen Fund's believes impoverished people around the world do not need or want handouts, but instead they are full economic consumers and should have access to choice and demand. 

What Acumen Fund does is raise charitable donations (that's where you're helping!) and then invests in companies providing affordable goods/services to lower income people.  These include agricultural inputs, quality education, clean energy, healthcare services, formal housing, and safe drinking water etc.

WHEW....

Here's an example: Acumen Fund invested in WHI, a company that now has 500 community water systems, where 500,000 low-income individuals can buy water. Keyword: BUY. This is a sustainable business model that will last.

TLDR (too long didn't read): donate money and the world will be a better place. 

I've traveled a lot, and have seen so many kinds of development work, and really believe this is one of the best way to combat poverty around the world. Please help me reach my goal, 26 hundred dollars for my 26th birthday, and I will do a dance for you later.  

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$926

MONEY RAISED
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  • :)

    $25

  • Melissa Mayo and Marvin Hansen

    $25

  • Kylie Aquino

    $30

  • Mélanie Almeida

    $15

  • Priscilla Yung

    $26

  • Xiumei (Xue Mei) :)

    $20

  • Hugh Jackman

    $40

  • Rebe

    $26

  • Cathy Huang

    $100

  • Kelsea :)

    $20

  • phinying

    $30

  • Vikram

    $10

  • Megan

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Marilys Colon

    $20

  • Jake C.

    $20

  • Halle Berry

    $26

  • Happy Birthday!

    $26

  • Kat

    $20

  • Big T

    $26

  • SABRETOOTH

    $41

  • little t

    $20

  • Adi

    $15

  • Jonathan Lantz

    $20

  • Tiffany

     

  • James Hansen

    $25

  • Jenny

    $24

  • Bro, Mom and Pop

    $126

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36% Raised of $2,600 Goal

Donor Comments

Bro, Mom and Pop

Bro, Mom and Pop

DONATION: $126

3 years ago

Jenny

Jenny

DONATION: $24

Happy birthday! 3 years ago

James Hansen

James Hansen

DONATION: $25

Happy Birthday girl 3 years ago

Tiffany

Tiffany

Happy birthday! 3 years ago

Jonathan Lantz

Jonathan Lantz

DONATION: $20

Happy Birthday! 3 years ago

Adi

Adi

DONATION: $15

Happy Birthday! 3 years ago

little t

little t

DONATION: $20

happy birthday!! and thx for trying to make the world a better place. :) 3 years ago

SABRETOOTH

SABRETOOTH

DONATION: $41

PUNY WOLVERINE. NO MATCH FOR MUTANT LIKE ME. Oh yea Happy Birthday!!! 3 years ago

Big T

Big T

DONATION: $26

Happy birthday JZ! Sorry I couldn't make it to the party. Hope you reach your goal and have a great birthday! 3 years ago

Kat

Kat

DONATION: $20

3 years ago