I am Carli Coughanowr, a student at Indiana University Bloomington. This past year I co-founded a chapter at IU called Nourish International. There are 29 Nourish International chapters throughout the US. Nourish chapters raise money by designing small business ventures on campus to raise awareness and profits. Chapters take the profits from those ventures to an organization of their choice in an area of extreme poverty. This organization has proposed a project that the profits from the chapter will fund. Over the summer students in the Nourish chapters travel to the poverty stricken area and work alongside the community to help implement a project that the organization has determined the community needs and will be sustainable.
The IU chapter will be voting on one of two organizations to partner with at the General Body meeting on December 4th. A Mother's Wish Foundation and Project Amazonas are the two organizations we have proposed to our National Office. I urge you to learn more about these organizations by going to their websites:
A Mother's Wish: http://www.amotherswish.org/index.htm
Project Amazonas: http://www.projectamazonas.org/
I am now asking you to help me acquire the funds to travel during the summer to help one of these communities implement a project that will make a lasting impact on not only the community as a whole but individual lives. I have become very passionate about this organization and what its mission and values are. I would love to see students work to end extreme poverty during my life time and I do believe it can be done. I ask that you give what you can so that I may do my part in beginning to eradicate extreme global poverty. I am very appreciative for anything you can help me with. Thank you so very much for any amount you can give to help fight global poverty.
The Nourish Vision
We envision Nourish as a global movement through which students make a sustainable impact on extreme poverty and create opportunities for change. We envision a world in which all people are able to meet their basic human needs.