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Linking Lives for EarthEnable

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BENEFITING: Earthenable

ORGANIZER: Linking

Patrick Franz

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

$455

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alexis

    $15

  • Patrick Franz

    $25

  • Annakate

    $10

  • Danielle C.

    $30

  • Tonia and Michael Glynn

    $50

  • Carole and Bud Franz

    $25

  • Gary and Diane OShaughnesst

    $100

  • Brooke and Sheila

    $25

  • Karen O'Shaughnessy

    $50

  • The Nardi's

    $50

  • Neil and Kim Franz

    $50

  • Gay Loskarn

    $25

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The Team: $10,815 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Catherine Irvin

Amount Raised

$1,100

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Megan Pickford

Amount Raised

$865

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Julia Murphy

Amount Raised

$775

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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

Gay Loskarn

Gay Loskarn

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Neil and Kim Franz

Neil and Kim Franz

DONATION: $50

Love you and proud of you 3 years ago

The Nardi's

The Nardi's

DONATION: $50

Good luck Patrick! 3 years ago

Karen O'Shaughnessy

Karen O'Shaughnessy

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Brooke and Sheila

Brooke and Sheila

DONATION: $25

Footloose! 3 years ago

Gary and Diane OShaughnesst

Gary and Diane OShaughnesst

DONATION: $100

We would pay anything to see you step on your left foot for hours!z, 3 years ago

Carole and Bud Franz

Carole and Bud Franz

DONATION: $25

Wonderful project. Dance your shoes off, Patrick. 3 years ago

Tonia and Michael Glynn

Tonia and Michael Glynn

DONATION: $50

Safe travels Patrick! You're such a great guy! 3 years ago

Danielle C.

Danielle C.

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Annakate

Annakate

DONATION: $10

3 years ago