My name is Brian Davidson. I'm a police officer in Austin, TX .I've been invited to assist an organization called "1520 Unreached" on a trip in early 2018 to Tanzania in East Africa.
The goal is to establish a large scale self-sustainable farm in Tanzania to grow to a level where we can cover all costs for the marginalized albino population, employ over 50 people, as well as provide clean water and feed orphans. To this point "1520 Unreached" has purchased:
- 267 acres
- 500 goats
- and the means to begin developing 2,000 bee hives
The dream is to continue growing this business in order to be 100% self sustaining by 2019. This would mean no more need from foreign aid / handouts. They would be able to cut off all donations and teach local leaders to run this business and give them their own opportunity to provide for their own brothers and sisters. What a great model to show the world. They need our help. They operate 100% on donations until 2019 and need more partners to join with them to establish this model.
USE OF THE FUNDS
The $1400 goal is to simply get me there. This is the estimate I was provided for airfare, food, and lodging for the week. If I exceed the goal the remaining funds will be donated to "1520 Unreached" or used to purchase supplies I will bring for their effort.
WHO IS GOING
Myself, Brian Davidson, and my friend, Rich Stone, of TKO Nutrition in Austin, TX.
January 21, 2018 - January 28, 2018
A small village named Kwala, in the country of Tanzania. It is located between the villages of Mlandizi and Chalinze (those 2 can be found on a map).
ABOUT THE MISSION
Tanzania has the highest albino population in the entire world; over 60,000 albinos per a population of 55 million people. That means roughly 1 in every 900 people are born with albinism in Tanzania. For those individuals, they only have two realities in their life. Their first reality is that they will have their arms / legs hacked off by machetes due to others beliefs in witchcraft. Their limbs sell for $10,000 - $50,000 per limb due to the belief they bring either good luck or ward off bad spirits. What a terrible life for the albino people of Tanzania. The other option is dying of skin cancer before the age of 20.
In Tanzania there is no access to skin care products, so the lack of sun screen damns them to a very early death. Seeing a 5 year old albino child with red tumors all over their face and neck is a daily occurrence. This is heartbreaking. Albinos also experience blindness before they can walk, because their eyes are extremely sensitive to the sun. Again, a tough reality for these beautiful people. "1520 Unreached" strives to fight for the albino people of Tanzania. They work tirelessly to provide sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, chapstick and most importantly EDUCATION on how to properly care for themselves. PARTNER with them to give them a chance at life. DONATE...whether it be 10 dollars or 200 dollars or 1000 dollars, you are giving them life.
Thank you for assisting me in getting there, and providing for their needs!
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