What is the GlobalGiving challenge?
The challenge is to raise $3,000 from 75 unique donors within a three-week period, November 1 - November 21, 2008. The two organizations that raise the most money will receive additional monetary rewards: $4,000 for the first place winner and $1,000 for the second place winner.
What is the Rwanda Bamboo Project?
Located on the border of Nyungwe National Park, Banda Village has extremely limited access to food, water, sanitation, healthcare, and employment. Desperate people turn to the forest for survival, poaching and deforestation are destroying the forest at a non-sustainable rate. Cultivating bamboo for use as a craft making and building material will protect the community's most important natural resources, while also generating sustainable incomes for the community. Kageno will train 50 severely impoverished individuals to cultivate and use bamboo, a fast-growing renewable resource and environmentally-friendly alternative to wood.By hiring local builders to construct a greenhouse, and by training local people on the cultivation of bamboo as a building and craft-making material, Kageno will diversify the Banda economy, create jobs, and protect the Nyungwe National Forest.
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