Rise Above Ebola: Robertsport

$11,827 of $25k goal

Raised by 133 people in 22 months
Daniel Hopkins   SAN DIEGO, CA
Liberia is currently in the middle of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. For the last 2 years we have worked tirelessly to bring tourism to our community of Robertsport, Liberia by starting a sustainable surf camp. Our goal has been to use surfing as a catalyst for tourism in Liberia given the world class waves that Robertsport has to offer.

Unfortunately we have put our business on hold and shut things down to avoid any unecessary travel in/out of Liberia and to protect the health and safety of all members of the Robertsport Community.

With Liberia having an 85% unemployment rate, we understand the immense value that a job creates not only for the employee but for family and friends that these employees help to support. On average, 1 Liberian earning an $80 monthly salary will support between 4-6 additional people through food and medical assistance.

Because of this we are asking for help to achieve a minimum of 2 goals.

Goal #1: Raise funds necessary to provide a minimum of 6 months salary for our 15 person team at Kwepunha.
(The World Health Organization estimates this epidemic to take at least 6 months to be contained)

This requires $1,200 per month x 6 months minimum totaling $7,200

Goal #2: Raise funds necessary to provide a 1 week of Ebola awareness programming in Robertsport via the Kriterion Monrovia Group. (20 University students training community leaders and going door to door to raise awareness and answer questions pertaining to ebola and everyday life.)

This requires $7,000 for transport, meals, daily student rate, printed materials, accommodations and all other necessary items.

Ancillary Goals:

We would also like to raise additional funding to continue our monthly beach/community cleanups, sanitation projects and education projects which will create additional jobs for dozens of deserving community.

This requires up to $1,500 per month and would employ up to 20 additional community members and help to support over 100.

Please help us achieve these goals by making a donation to support our staff and our community!

Much love,
Sean and Daniel
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Update 2
21 months ago
Our story and fundraiser was featured on the front page of last Mondays Union Tribune newspaper here in SD! If you didn't get to see take a look at the digital version and help us continue spreading the word so we can support our community through these tough times. We are almost half way there!! Thanks again for everyone's good vibes and support over the last month of this campaign, it means the world to us.

http://m.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/12/liberia-surf-ebola/
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Update 1
21 months ago
Thanks so much for everyone's support! With your help we have partnered with Kriterion Monrovia and sent 20 University students to our community for the next 7 days to raise awareness and give robertsport the tools it needs to remain Ebola free! This is a huge step forward for Robertsport and we couldn't have done it without your support. Keep spreading the word to help us Rise Above Ebola!
Mahalo- Daniel
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$11,827 of $25k goal

Raised by 133 people in 22 months
Created September 16, 2014
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Terry Jordan
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Terry Jordan
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Mukunda Hubmann
18 months ago

hoping that soon we will be able to visit you in liberia!

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Terry Jordan
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Jeanie Foster
19 months ago

Hello Jessica; California Miramar University is proud of your accomplishments and hard work to make earth a better place...Jeanie

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