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Umoja Market (Community owned and operated market)

Organized by: Ian Bruce

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We are currently in planning but we are having periodic meetings and will be delegating tasks very soon
July 15, 2016

THE STORY:

We are members of the long beach community looking to protect and strengthen each other by laying the foundation for a strong economic base. If we do not own anything, and cannot provide resources nor jobs to our community members, we will always be at the mercy of others. Do not continue to cry out for change when you have the ability to affect it yourself. We must work as a team and have a plan.

What will it be?

Umoja market will be owned and operated by the community. We aim to employ our local farmers, bakers, student workers,  and those of us who may have trouble getting employment due to their past.

The goal?

short term: raise $300,000 to maintain this business for a minimum of 12 months. These costs will include rent, building maintenance, equipment, inventory and paying employees

long term: create many jobs, branch into multiple businesses within the store, keep capital circulating within the community, create an economic presence, which influences many other aspects of community life (including politics), and replicate this model throughout different communities accross the country.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,000

 

0% Raised of $300,000 Goal

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  • T Marie Hooks

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Corey Hansford

    $100

  • Kandice C. Hill

    $100

  • Jasmine Howard-Boyd

    $100

  • Lou

    $100

  • Kandice C. Hill

    $50

  • Patricia Hinton-Ogletree

    $100

  • Danielle Washington

    $50

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Organized by

Ian Bruce

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Danielle Washington

Danielle Washington

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Patricia Hinton-Ogletree

Patricia Hinton-Ogletree

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Kandice C. Hill

Kandice C. Hill

DONATION: $50

Economic solidarity is freedom. 1 year ago

Lou

Lou

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Jasmine Howard-Boyd

Jasmine Howard-Boyd

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Kandice C. Hill

Kandice C. Hill

DONATION: $100

#BLACKLIVESMATTER 1 year ago

Corey Hansford

Corey Hansford

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $300

1 year ago

T Marie Hooks

T Marie Hooks

DONATION: $100

Looking forward to a black owned Co-op grocery in our community 1 year ago

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