In Papua New Guinea, the average time spent in school is 2.9 years. John Taka is working to change this. Can you give $1 for every year you spent in school?
Spark* works to enable the genius and passion of local changemakers in some of the poorest places on the planet. This particular campaign is to support John Taka's project 'Seeds of Hope.' The idea is simple:
1. Each village begins a sweet potato farm.
2. They sell the harvest, and the money raised pays the school fees of the children in the village.
This has already worked incredibly well in one village. Now Spark* is contributing one third of the startup costs of getting this project to four villages (the other two thirds come from the community themselves and the profits of the first village).
This is a one off injection of support for this project. Once it is up and running, the project sustains itself entirely.
So your contribution can change lives for many years to come.
Spark* has already launched a project with John and he is an outstanding young social entrepreneur, super accountable (in fact his regular job is as a member of Price Waterhouse Cooper's auditing team in Papua New Guinea).
The funds raised here provide one third of the amount required to start the project up in four more villages (and purchase all the seedlings, the tools and the correct equipment so they can farm high quality produce.)
$2500 will help John scale this project to three communities.
$6000 will help him scale it to five communities.