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Linking Lives for EarthEnable

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BENEFITING: Earthenable

ORGANIZER: Linking

Megan Pickford

THE STORY:

Linking Lives wrote -

Get Down For New Ground!

We are a group of 51 students from Virginia Tech participating in a semester long study abroad program about creating sustainable social change.  Our first weeks are spent taking classes in Lugano, Switzerland in preparation for our travels to Africa. In November, we will travel to Rwanda or Ethiopia to participate in service learning projects and teach English, basic computer skills, and critical thinking and decision making skills to primary and secondary school children.

This year, we are partnering with EarthEnable to provide new floors for families in Eastern Rwanda. Currently, 80% of Rwandans live in homes with dirt floors. These dirt floors are breeding grounds for insects, parasites and are a leading cause of diarrhea and other health issues for children. EarthEnable has created a new flooring product made of locally sourced materials that is 75% cheaper than the concrete alternative. It costs only $100 to replace the floors in a 30 sq meter single family home! These floors last 10 – 20 years and can be washed to maintain a clean living environment.

This year, we’ve identified 45 homes in Rilima, a small village in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. These families are among the poorest in the region and are unable to afford new floors on their own. Our team of Virginia Tech students will work alongside the locally trained EarthEnable masons to replace these dirt floors with a new earthen floor.

On October 19, we will be participating in a Dance-A-Thon to raise funds for EarthEnable. For every $5 donated we will dance for 15 minutes. Donate to make your favorite study abroad students get down for new ground!

We’ve set a funding goal of $4,500 which will replace the floors for all 45 homes.

A $100 donation = new floors for one family’s entire home

A $50 donation = new floors in the sleeping quarters for an entire family

A $25 donation = new floors for 1 bedroom

Any contribution is appreciated! Thank you for your interest and support!

To learn more about EarthEnable please visit their website, www.earthenable.org.

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To This Fundraiser

$865

MONEY RAISED
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  • PA de Castros

    $100

  • Pete and June

    $100

  • Mo Batts

     

  • Andie and Jeff Powell

    $50

  • Aunt Gail & Uncle Pete

     

  • Doug Pickford

    $100

  • Kelly de Castro

    $100

  • Jimmy and Annie de Castro

    $100

  • Luke & Josie

     

  • Andrew & Maddie

    $50

  • Rocky and Linda

     

  • Jack de Castro

    $100

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The Team: $10,815 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Catherine Irvin

Amount Raised

$1,100

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Megan Pickford

Amount Raised

$865

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Julia Murphy

Amount Raised

$775

Fundraiser Title

Linking Lives

Amount Raised

$725

 

12% Raised of$6,200 Goal

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Laura Townsley

Amount Raised

$705

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Meredith Huffman

Amount Raised

$675

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Caroline Bollman

Amount Raised

$600

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Jaime Bloxom

Amount Raised

$505

Donor Comments

Jack de Castro

Jack de Castro

DONATION: $100

Love you, Megan. You are wonderful! 3 years ago

Rocky and Linda

Rocky and Linda

Shake a tail feather, Megan!! 3 years ago

Andrew & Maddie

Andrew & Maddie

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Luke & Josie

Luke & Josie

Don't forget to bite your lower lip when you're getting extra funky!! 3 years ago

Jimmy and Annie de Castro

Jimmy and Annie de Castro

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kelly de Castro

Kelly de Castro

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Doug Pickford

Doug Pickford

DONATION: $100

Rock It! 3 years ago

Aunt Gail & Uncle Pete

Aunt Gail & Uncle Pete

You are an awesome dancer. I've danced many a dance with youâ 3 years ago

Andie and Jeff Powell

Andie and Jeff Powell

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mo Batts

Mo Batts

3 years ago