How can we prevent 3,000 child deaths in Haiti this year?
When we give, we want to make sure our dollars are being used in the most efficient way possible. And more effective than organizations simply giving money or goods to people is creating an economically sustainable program that will exist long after the organization moves on. Enter The Adventure Project. The Adventure Project's goal is to create 1 million jobs in the developing world over the next 10 years. Donors don't just give money, but choose the project areas their dollars will be invested in.
One such project is creating clean cook stoves for families in Haiti. These stoves, produced and sold locally, cook food with fewer resources and less pollution. The toxic smoke produced from cooking over an open fire causes an estimated 3,000 child deaths in Haiti each year. In addition, this project has created 23 jobs for Haitians, saves trees, and saves a family 20% off of their energy expenses each year.
Right now, The Adventure Project is offering a chance to win a trip to Haiti to anyone who donates $60 or more to their clean cookstoves projects -- enough money to subsidize the cost of a cookstove for three families. You can donate here or check out The Adventure Projects site to learn more about their projects in the areas of water, the environment, hunger, and health.
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