We will support grass root charities as we reach every milestone. Many of them are still unheard and untouched by the helping hand of major charity. If you know any cause that you believe in and needed help then please let us know.
I love to support local heroes. My amazing entrepreneur friend Serena & her husband John, founder of http://fivepointfive.org found a local hero in Columbia.
Our first milestone is to collect US$5000 (or 9,000,000 million Colombian pesos).
It will be used to help Mariposas Amarillas (‘yellow butterflies’ in Spanish) get a kitchen so that they can be registered by the government as a school and can start a meals program with the kids who do not have breakfast at home This charity was founded by Oscar, who was a slum kid himself. Now, he dedicates his life to help the homeless kids. He runs two schools every day and teaches in both of them. If one man, a former street kid, with no government support, no international aid, very little local support can make a difference to the lives of hundreds of kids, anyone can.
Here is a reply from Oscar – the inspirational founder who was once a homeless kid himself :
At this time we want and need to build the kitchen, and three walls or walls of the containment. The idea is to have 4 square meters kitchen with cathedral ceiling, kitchen is necessary because the ministry of education, calls on primary schools have basic kitchen to cook or provide nutritious breakfasts to children who do not have breakfast at home. Inside the school there are things to do, such as putting glass windows electricity and water works.
Mariposas Amarillas (‘yellow butterflies’ in Spanish)http://fmacolombia.weebly.com/
Read more about it here :
– Making a difference: http://fivepointfive.org/making-a-difference-inspiring-story/
– How can we help when there is so little hope? : http://in12months.com/how-can-we-help/
PS: Another that I will have on the pipeline is to help school for disabled kids in Indonesia that my belated dad has supported over the year and inspire me to continue his legacy.