Rwanda-one4one: The Taxi Project

$725 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 1 month
Nancy Zeller
for Rwanda-one4one
 WESTMORELAND, NH

Meet Jado and his family.  They are honorable, prideful people yet who sadly have no income and little hope for a stable future due to the intense hardships they are struggling with because of their economic situation.  I know them personally. Jado is an experienced taxi driver but there are no job opportunities where he can be hired. He can only work if he owns his own taxi. We wish to raise $5,000 for the purchase of a 4-door compact car suitable for a taxi and one year of insurance. The car purchase will provide a job opportunity for Jado and his family to lift his household from poverty. Can you help us make this dream a reality for them?  Any amount is gratefully accepted.
Thank you.


Rwanda-one4one , a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization, is working with one family in Rwanda (seven households, including Jado's family) to lift them from poverty and create income opportunities. They live throughout Rwanda and are blood related. Mariya is the elder (69) and the pillar of the family; they depend on her strength every day. Half of the households do not have a male in authority, and women are running the households. They suffered great losses from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, and have lived in abject poverty most of their lives, from babies to adults. They are families of Christian faith, gracious in every way, and eternally grateful for any care we can offer.


Through donations Rwanda-one4one directly improves their living standards, including, but not limited to paying school fees for the children in the families, assistance with emergency medical expenses, livestock care and supplies, and home property maintenance. In 2013, Rwanda-one4one purchased a cow for Mariya. In 2014 and 2015, we paid for a cement floor, drop ceilings, interior painting and a water source for Mariya’s home. We support ongoing funding for 8 children’s school fees and hope to add 4 more in 2018. Education is the future for the children, as they grow up. With high school and university degrees they will be able to acquire jobs and support themselves and their families. In 2016, we paid for surgery for a family member who had a life threatening tumor in her abdomen. She is now healed and healthy. We have supplied leg braces for two children in the family who needed leg straightening due to malnutrition issues. They are doing well and growing up strong. These are a few of the areas our direct funding is making an impact.  Rwanda-one4one focuses on finding ways to improve their future through education and entrepreneurial opportunities. 


Umva, the natural dye project of Rwanda-one4one, is an income opportunity for the women in the family to naturally dye textiles using indigenous plants in Rwanda for color. Umva is a fair trade project providing income, through textile sales, to the families to improve their standard of living.

Rwanda-one4one believes that earning income through entrepreneurial endeavors brings empowerment, hope and freedom from poverty, which in turn raises others up from poverty, causing a ripple effect that makes a difference to more Rwandans.


To learn more about Rwanda and Rwanda-one4one visit: http://www.rwandaone4one.com

Please donate to make The Taxi Project a reality for Jado's family in Rwanda.


Murakoze cyane (Thank you very much)

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Update 4
Posted by Nancy Zeller
19 days ago
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Let's move this goal to the finish line! The opportunity to run a taxi business for Jado will be a life saver for his family and bring pride and hope through earning a living wage. Living in poverty is no life at all. Thank you.
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Update 3
Posted by Nancy Zeller
1 month ago
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Come on a drive with Jado! Watch the YouTube at the top of the story.
He is an experienced driver, I trust him on the road when I am in Rwanda.
He just needs the car and he will make a living wage as a taxi driver.
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Update 2
Posted by Nancy Zeller
1 month ago
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Thank you all so much! We have reached 10% in just 3 days. Let's keep this momentum going so we can buy the taxi to make a better future forJado and his family. Sharing this campaign with your contacts and social media also helps immensely.
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Update 1
Posted by Nancy Zeller
1 month ago
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Welcome to the Rwanda-one4one Taxi Project!

For anyone who donates, we will be adding your name to give away one Umva scarf when we reach goal. The Umva scarves are to "dye" for, made from 100% fine Merino wool, measuring 28" x 78", naturally dyed with indigenous plants from Rwanda by the Umva ladies through Rwanda-one4one.

Thank you and good luck!
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$725 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 1 month
Created March 11, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Rwanda-one4one
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Westmoreland, NH
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PB
$100
Patricia Blomgren
1 month ago

Love you!

VC
$50
VALENTINE & HARRY CATALANO
1 month ago

You can do this!

KT
$25
Kimberly Trider-Grant
1 month ago

Thank you, Nancy for helping these families!

JH
$50
Jessica Hoadley
1 month ago

Best of luck with the taxi purchase.

NW
$100
Nigel Wickenden
1 month ago

I do hope that the goal is reached quickly.

EP
$25
EMMA PANTESCO
21 days ago
$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
GF
$50
Gail Fishberg
1 month ago
AM
$75
Anne McIntyre-Lahner
1 month ago
JZ
$50
John Zeller
1 month ago
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