Second Annual MAPLE Marathon Fundraiser

$2,687 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 56 people in 68 months
Cliff Johnson
for Maple Microdevelopment (Maple Microfinance)
 PORTLAND, OR

Hello to our dear friends and supporters!  MAPLE Microdevelopment is in need of your help and we are running our hearts out to support the cause!  Several members of TEAM MAPLE will be running the Eugene Marathon in April in support of our efforts to alleviate poverty in Uganda.  It has been an exciting year for MAPLE and we have made a lot of progress including promoting our first Ugandan born Country Director, Mr. Rogers Muduku.  


Our operations are expanding in Uganda and we are looking at the potential of bringing our services to other areas in need including rural parts of Chile.  Please check out our website for more specific information on MAPLE: http://maplemicrodevelopment.org/


The general overview of what we do focuses on training Ugandan citizens in rural communities to start their own businesses and create a sustainable future for their families and communities.  We also help villages set up savings and loan groups so they can lend to each other rather than depending on high interest loans from outside sources that only create more poverty.  


We appreciate anything you can donate but our suggested donation is $20 - if we can get 500 people to donate $20 - we will meet our goal of $10,000 and we will fund 3 more months of operations in Uganda!  All of your money goes directly to assisting people in Uganda as we have an all volunteer US board and executive team.  

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Thanks to everyone for your support! The marathon was a success as I was able to shave 20 minutes off my time from last year and I survived to talk about it. Thanks to Darlene and two generous anonymous donors - we got to our matching goal and we will receive the $1,000 match - thank you so much to everyone who donated. It really means a lot to MAPLE - our total budget is around $48,000 per year so we rely heavily on private donations to sustain the organization. We are always interested in adding volunteers if you have the time and the interest. Thank you all so much - it is very inspiring to have the support of your friends and family when working toward a goal like this and you helped keep me going on those last 6 miles when it felt like I was running through molasses!
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Thank you to Dave and Roberta and Molly and her hall mates! Thanks to you - we are only $365 from our matching goal with 2 days remaining! Thanks for your support!
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Thanks to Emma and our anonymous donor! We are getting so close - I'll be doing my last tune up run of 5 miles today before the marathon on Sunday - Kate and I got a dog last Friday (Muddy - a Lab/Pit Bull Mix from the shelter) so she has been running with me and pushing me to go faster - good thing she won't be running with me on Sunday! Only $490 to go to hit our goal for the matching donation! Thanks for all of your support!
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Thanks to our anonymous donor - we are almost there - we are up to $395 raised so far this week so we only need $605 to get to $1,000 for the matching donation! Thanks to all who have donated and please pass this along to any friends or family who may be interested in our organization!
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Assitan Sylla
65 months ago

Hey all, I am volunteering for this amazing nonprofit organization here in Eugene called MAPLE Development. We assist local communities specifically women groups to set saving groups, cooperative farming (soy bean), fish farming and HIV/AIDs awareness prevention. Additionally, we do tree planing and energy efficient stove project to prevent deforestation caused by tree cutting for cooking wood. We are looking for goodwill people to help us raise money for fund our projects in Uganda. An anonymous donor has promised to double any amount we will make this week. Help us to help others! Thank you all for your generosity !

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Assitan Sylla
66 months ago

Hey all, I am volunteering for this amazing nonprofit organization here in Eugene called MAPLE Development. We assist local communities specifically women groups to set saving groups, cooperative farming (soy bean), fish farming and HIV/AIDs awareness prevention. Additionally, we do tree planing and energy efficient stove project to prevent deforestation caused by tree cutting for cooking wood. We are looking for goodwill people to help us raise money for fund our projects in Uganda. An anonymous donor has promised to double any amount we will make this week. Help us to help others! Thank you all for your generosity !

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$2,687 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 56 people in 68 months
Created February 10, 2013
Funds raised will benefit:
Maple Microdevelopment (Maple Microfinance)
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Assitan Sylla
65 months ago

Hey all, I am volunteering for this amazing nonprofit organization here in Eugene called MAPLE Development. We assist local communities specifically women groups to set saving groups, cooperative farming (soy bean), fish farming and HIV/AIDs awareness prevention. Additionally, we do tree planing and energy efficient stove project to prevent deforestation caused by tree cutting for cooking wood. We are looking for goodwill people to help us raise money for fund our projects in Uganda. An anonymous donor has promised to double any amount we will make this week. Help us to help others! Thank you all for your generosity !

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Assitan Sylla
66 months ago

Hey all, I am volunteering for this amazing nonprofit organization here in Eugene called MAPLE Development. We assist local communities specifically women groups to set saving groups, cooperative farming (soy bean), fish farming and HIV/AIDs awareness prevention. Additionally, we do tree planing and energy efficient stove project to prevent deforestation caused by tree cutting for cooking wood. We are looking for goodwill people to help us raise money for fund our projects in Uganda. An anonymous donor has promised to double any amount we will make this week. Help us to help others! Thank you all for your generosity !

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