Brilliant and I'm SO glad he took on a cause!
Shak has done an outstanding job for what I personally consider a key charity - for the entire human race.
May the power of ideas and the web be with you to do your great work - what an example of the best that the web has to offer in bringing our World together for a good cause.
Well done Shak and those that support you.
This is what keeps me coming back here... Great People!
Great work Shak... I think it's fantastic when people get involved in helping other people by using their talents to do something just plain cool, and huge thanks to Brett for pointing it out to us so we know a bit more about where and how to help some people out ourselves.
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Great to see. His success in previous online ventures has led to even greater things.
charitywater.org is my favored cause. Go Shak!
Thanks for the post and kind words Brett and co
Been a busy couple of weeks and I just upped the target for the 2nd time to $200,000 - so lets how that goes
I am off to Ethiopia next week
Have a safe trip, and good luck with the new target!
A great cause, well done!
Wow, Shak. I'm impressed!
Great people Bob Geldof, Bruno, Opera, many more & now Shak are the blessings from God to help the destitude. Keep it up Shak! Could we think to expand to other poor parts of the world? How to ?
I see 2008 financials posted ...but, not 2009.
Knowing nothing about this charity (and yes, Shak is a great guy) the first thing I want to know is what the numbers are that hit the project vs the administrative costs.
There are a LOT of water non profits. I have a friend running a FOR profit providing water to millions...b/c it's a huge business.
In the country I live now, the majority of the populace do not have consistent access to clean water.
Irregardless of non profits...without governmental desire and support (which my friend has, in his country) where I'm at now...it simply doesn't happen.
I'll check back in with them once they have up to date financials...and, ideally, it should be in a web page, not a PDF, so that people that are hard pressed for time yet would like the info, can get the "cliff notes" without having to spend serious money downloading a bloated file (yep, it's pay per gigabyte here as well in this country if you want a connection north of 56KBPS).
Good luck to them.
100% of money donated goes to the cause, operational costs are met by a separate fund from private donors ...
|operational costs are met by a separate fund from private donors ... |
Allow me to be skeptical. Nice cause, and I am glad for Shak, but you have to see through the hype.
Let's just start with this: and the fact that it would take 50% of one year of US military budget to rid of Africa of diseases, hunger and water shortage FOREVER... So government isn't doing it.
.. the fact that they were promoting alcoholic beverage company everywhere...
..the fact that they concentrate on Ethyopia...
...and the fact that there's another "charity", "A glimmer of Hope" (which incidentally has pyramid with the sun as its logo, and "illuminate" as its motto)...
..and the fact that someone is financing a HUGE number of water charities in Africa right now, each one is an NGO, and each one of these having a top quality website (at least):
...and the fact that somehow wall street bankers are connected to some of these charities, and these folks are typically doing nothing but hunt for profits (never seen a legitimate charity financed by wall street)...
(and other clues not mentioned here) - and I would say that there's somebody really big financing this, and they obviously have a bigger reason and bigger picture in their mind. Staff is certainly stellar, so they have enough $$$ to pay them, hence money is not an issue. I'd say that water charity is not an issue either, because the money they spend on promotion and hype and employees could've bought these wells just as well.
Just a thought.
Great cause Shak! and one we should all jump on. Hat tip to you Mr. Khan!
I see that you hit the $200k goal. Nice!
Are you still accepting donations?