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In 2009 I founded a non-profit called Bridge Beyond, our pilot project was in rural Kenya. The goal of the organization was to find local, volunteer community workers and shift their passion from avocation to vocation. It worked. Like a charm. Community led development was a hit. (The image above is right outside our offices in 2011.) My goal is not to be in control but rather to facilitate work being done in communities all over the world, including communities like that pictured above.
This isn't about development, it isn't about 'saving'. It is about affording opportunities for those who want to 'do good' in their OWN communities and giving them the tools they deeply desire.
At least 5% of all Bliss Doula work, e-courses, coaching fees, etc goes to furthering this vision. All of this money will be earmarked, and a foundation will be created. The goal of the foundation will be to help those who grew up without the comforts of privilege to live their bliss work, and follow their dreams.
The recipients will show demonstrated need, prior leadership experience, and social impact in their 'bliss' plans. It will afford the opportunity to talented, dedicated, community-driven people who simply need some capacity building, leadership mentoring, and cash to start up small, community driven organizations and businesses. They can be from any country, creed, religion, background.
Grants will be small to start, between $250 and $1000. And will increase with proven capacity to manage projects, and teams.
Note: If for some reason I don't start a foundation (dubious!), all funds will be donated to an entrepreneurship training school in the developing world. (School yet to be decided! I'll let you all help me decide if that is how it goes.)
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