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Help my village - We just need a place to put the trash!

Organized by: Stacey Shell

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THE STORY:

I live in a quiet, farming village about an hour outside of the Zaqatala Region in Azerbaijan. My village is exactly how you would imagine it. Older homes with character passed down from father to son, long dirt roads all leading to one center were you will find one pharmacy, two butchers, a post office and a few small markets all owned by villagers. The streets are crowded with cows, water buffalo and sheep all meandering to the next spot where they can graze. The sky is a clear blue and you can see mountains not to far in the distance that separate my village from Russia. It sounds perfect, doesn't it? Well it is except for one thing, the TRASH! People of my village as most people in Azerbaijan don't understand how harmful littering is to them and their environment. Everywhere you go you can see plastic bottles, plastic bags, etc. It is the worst in the center of the village where the markets are, where everyone passes by at some point during their day. Trash lines the streets and sits in plies in front of the stores. With the help of the local government and teachers from the school I am helping to institute an Environmental Awareness program in the schools. A class that will be taught to each student about the environment, why recycling is important and how they can help our village by throwing trash where it belongs. I have received funding from the American Embassy to develop this program. What I don't have is funds to buy a big, metal dumpster for the center of the village where trash can be thrown. The money I raise here will go towards buying this dumpster and transporting it to my village. The cost of the dumpster is approximately $900 and the cost to get it here is about $700. My counterpart in the village has a tractor and has committed to picking up the dumpsters as many times a week as needed and emptying it in a designated dump outside of my village. Please help me to help my village by giving them a simple way to keep it clean.

$800

 

50% Raised of $1,600 Goal

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  • Mary K. Shell

    $100

  • Marcia Shell

    $100

  • Peter

    $50

  • Faith and Dick Morningstar

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Frank and Linda Gunther

     

  • Juliana Gmur

    $25

  • Ellie and Thomas

    $100

  • D&J

    $100

  • Steve G.

    $25

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Organized by

Stacey Shell

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Steve G.

Steve G.

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

D&J

D&J

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ellie and Thomas

Ellie and Thomas

DONATION: $100

We are so proud of you Cousin Stacey for your two years of hard work and service and for this last project. We are excited to see you when you get home! 3 years ago

Juliana Gmur

Juliana Gmur

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Frank and Linda Gunther

Frank and Linda Gunther

This is a tribute to Stacey Shell and her hard work in the peace corps. GO GIRL!!!!! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Faith and Dick Morningstar

Faith and Dick Morningstar

In appreciation of the importance of the work of Stacey and all the PCVs to support Azerbaijan and Azerbaijanis and to promote positive relations between Azerbaijan and the US. 3 years ago

Peter

Peter

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Marcia Shell

Marcia Shell

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Mary K. Shell

Mary K. Shell

DONATION: $100

Good project, Stacey! 3 years ago

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