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THE STORY:

KickStart International: Changing the way the world fights poverty.

80% of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa are smallholder farmers.

They all wait for the unreliable rains to grow their crops, harvest at the same time, compete in the same markets, and consequently make very little profit. With an oversupply of food after the rain-fed harvest, between 15% and 50% of crops spoil before they are eaten or sold. However, just a few months later, during the long dry seasons, there is little food or income, and the same farmers fall further into poverty, struggling to even feed their own families.

Irrigation enables farmers to make their own rain.

KickStart International designs durable, low-cost irrigation tools for poor smallholder farmers. The pumps put control into the farmers’ hands, enabling them to decide when, what, and how often to grow. The farmers grow and sell high-value fruits and vegetables year round, especially in the long, dry “hungry” seasons when food is scarce. For the first time, these farmers are able to adequately feed their family year round, afford to send their children to school or to an improved school, provide proper healthcare, and save for their future.

Make it Rain!

The number one need of the poor is a way to make money. Farmers who purchase our pumps increase their income through irrigation from $150 - $850 each year – nearly a 500% increase. Additionally, they increase their total net-annual farm income by over 400% in just 36 months.  By giving today, you are giving a farming family the opportunity to transform their lives.

$65 Sustainably helps lift one person out of poverty

$200 Meets the annual fruit and vegetable needs of about 50 people in local communities and surrounding areas

$330 Enables a farmer to start a profitable farming business that will increase their household income by 400%

$1,000 Educates and trains approximately 300 rural farmers about the benefits of irrigation and KickStart’s pumps

$5,000 Helps KickStart field test financing technology that puts our tools into the hands of even the poorest farmers

$10,000 Provides generous support for KickStart’s Product Innovation Development team to continue to design pumps that will meet the needs of thousands of farmers

Lifting an additional 1 million people out of poverty by 2021.

Africa’s population today is 1 billion people, but experts say it will grow to 4 billion by 2100. Already, the continent cannot feed itself; 30% of people go to bed hungry at night and half the population lives below the poverty line. KickStart has begun an in-depth strategic planning process. The foundation of the plan will consist of 3 pillars: building partnerships across Africa; making our products locally available through private-sector supply chains; and the continued development and introduction of new high-impact irrigation technologies.

JOIN US TODAY!

$112,755

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nicole

    $40

  • Lee

    $15

  • LT O'Brien

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Corey Post

    $25

  • Robin Guenther

    $25

  • Vanessa V.

     

  • David & Alison Thalheim

    $1,000

  • Charlie Guthrie

     

  • jeff cooper

    $25

  • Brian Chen

    $35

  • David Mills

    $65

  • Laura Wintroub

    $25

  • Frank

     

  • JMB

     

  • Devon

    $10

  • A Doomany

    $25

  • Martha Shelton

     

  • david goldman

    $500

  • Dennis Dijanic

    $100

  • bruce pearl

    $330

  • Richard & Heidi Horowitz

    $500

  • Rachel Nemchenok

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dale Strong

    $25

  • Carrie Pavlik

    $10

  • Mike Fudge

    $100

  • Yumiko Yokoi

    $100

  • michael mann

    $1,000

  • Neal Freedman

    $1,000

  • Aron Kirschner

    $25

  • hayim family

    $250

  • Robert Boka

    $25

  • Kelly & Joe Ricculli

    $150

  • Jeff and Amy Capazzi

    $500

  • Will Lee

     

  • Sarah Ball

     

  • Ed's (former) landlord!

    $25

  • Clement V. Gomes

    $30

  • Adam & Kim Borchert

     

  • Gary Hershkin

    $100

  • Debra Noble

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Janis & Alan Goldberg

    $500

  • Curt and Carol

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Richard Someck

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Alan & Kym Chartash

    $500

  • Stephan G. Lynn, MD

    $25

  • M E F & S F

    $102

  • JoAnn for Keyes

    $50

  • Charlene Chen

    $100

  • Richard and Marjorie Warren

    $500

  • Tatiana

    $25

  • Tony Fromer

    $500

  • Angela Tangredi

    $100

  • Maxwell Morrison

    $10

  • Tommy Wong

    $65

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Voranan Mongkolpumirat

    $20

  • Jose Vasquez

    $10

  • Steven and Brooke Schonfeld

    $1,000

  • Ken Gross

    $250

  • Jose B Aquino

    $75

  • roselyne swig

    $1,500

  • Olivia Harris

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laurie Thomsen

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Peter Hochschild

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Burke

    $50

  • Bob and Carrie Zeidman

    $1,000

  • Peter Thomsen

    $10,000

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Stop Poverty - Save the Planet

    $5,000

  • carol and joel glick

    $500

  • Barry, Beth, and Elliot

    $330

  • Josh Quaas

    $100

  • Peter and Judy Baum

    $250

  • Jodi and Jeffrey Pliskin

    $250

  • Mitch and Lisa Solomon

    $500

  • Albert family

    $500

  • 500.00

    $500

  • Stefanie Dous

    $1,000

  • veronica nasary

    $200

  • Bill Mayer and Diane Currier

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Robert and Nancy Mccallum

    $300

  • Peter Francis

     

  • Bill Mayer and Diane Currier

     

  • Larry & Shari Kaynes / Shari's Place

    $330

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Rance MacFarland & melissa kearns

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

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226% Raised of $50,000 Goal

The Team: $112,755 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

KickStart-International, Inc.

Amount Raised

$77,292

 

155% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Estrada

Amount Raised

$19,390

 

102% Raised of $19,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Olivia White

Amount Raised

$10,000

Fundraiser Title

Ed Chan Lizardo

Amount Raised

$4,755

Fundraiser Title

Veronica McCallum

Amount Raised

$415

Fundraiser Title

KickStart International

Amount Raised

$375

Fundraiser Title

Michael Mills

Amount Raised

$130

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $3,000

Go KickStart! 3 years ago

Rance MacFarland & melissa kearns

Rance MacFarland & melissa kearns

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $2,500

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10,000

3 years ago

Larry & Shari Kaynes / Shari's Place

Larry & Shari Kaynes / Shari's Place

DONATION: $330

3 years ago

Bill Mayer and Diane Currier

Bill Mayer and Diane Currier

3 years ago

Peter Francis

Peter Francis

3 years ago

Robert and Nancy Mccallum

Robert and Nancy Mccallum

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Bill Mayer and Diane Currier

Bill Mayer and Diane Currier

KickStart Team: Keep up the great work!! 3 years ago