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Bloggers: Help us Build a Village in India

Passports With Purpose is a charity run by travel bloggers that I got involved with this year after interviewing one of the founders.  PWP was founded by Debbie DubrowPam Mandel,Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy in 2008.  That year they raised $7,400 for Heifer International.  In 2009 they blew away their goal of  raising $14,000 to build a school in Cambodia, and raised $30,000, so they threw in a vegetable garden, a clean well, and a school nurse, in a addition to building the school.  The school, which was built with help from American Assistance for Cambodia, is already finished.

This year they have set the bar high.  PWP plans to build an entire village for Dalit (untouchables) in India.  To do this they are working together with LAFTI International, founded by Krishnammal Jagannathan and S. Jagannathan, which has won both the Right Livelihood Award and the Opus Prize for it’s humanitarian work.  At the bottom of this post is a video about the founders of LAFTI.

This is a reputable charity working for a good cause. I hope that you will consider helping out.  Anyone can help by donating through their website here.

Bloggers: please help out by signing up and helping to spread the word here. It costs nothing but a little bit of your time.

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2 Responses to Bloggers: Help us Build a Village in India

  1. Nathan November 11, 2010 at 6:28 am #

    sounds like a great cause, will check it out and try to spread the word – thanks for sharing this!

    • Matt Gibson November 16, 2010 at 2:38 am #

      Thanks Nathan! Glad to know my post was able to help get at least one more blogger on board.

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