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Help! I need your ideas!
10 years ago
Hi all, I could really use your help. I work for a charity here in Australia called Mahboba's Promise which helps widows and orphans in Afghanistan. The major project I am working on (which the founder of this organisation, Mahboba has been trying to get off the ground since she started Mahboba's Promise 6 years ago) is building an orphanage in Kabul to house, feed and educate about 200 orphan children, including those who have been disabled by land mines. The project is estimated to cost $200,000 but we have already received the land for free (cost $50,000) so that leaves $150,000 AUD to go. These people (women and girls in particular) are so disadvantaged and suffering incredibly. On top of everything else, women are raised to believe God does not like females and to be born a female is a punishment. The only way to stop this cycle is to provide them with protection and education. I really need help from anyone on how we can raise the extra needed to get this project underway asap. Any ideas you might have would be more than welcome. Please put on your thinking caps and get back to me asap!
10 years ago
Is there anyway you could write or contact a corporation to back you? Or maybe an established, long standing charity org. like Catholic Charities, YWCA, or RAINN? Just a thought. What you are doing is beautiful. Keep the faith - you'll find the way. Love, Carolyn
Thanks Carolyn!
10 years ago
I had thought about contacting corporations and have submitted applications for a couple of them but I had not thought about partnering with other long standing charities so I will get straight on to that as well! Thanks so much and hopefully with support from wonderful people like yourself it won't be long until these little angels have a place to call their own!
Roshana
10 years ago
Like Carolyn said, it is a beautiful idea. I must admit that I am not very informed about how things work in Australia, seeing that I live in Sweden. But the first people I thought of for you getting in contact with was Steve and Terri Irvin. I'm sure they have lots of contacts for people willing to donate and they may be able to give you some tips. If they care half as much about orphan kids as they do orphan and endangered animals, I'm sure they would at least try to help you out. Good Luck with your work, and please keep us posted! Hugs, Bettan
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