We've raised $2K in the last day! 51 hours to go!
Thanks so much for your support of The Microlending Film Project! Because of you, we've managed to raise an additional $2K in the past 28 hours or so, and are getting closer to our goal!
If you don't mind, please spread the word to your networks so that we can be sure to make our goal before time runs out in 51 hours. Again, if we fall short at 3pm on Thursday, December 1st, we get $0 of what's been pledged, and we won't be able to finish with the project.
The link to our new Kickstarter fundraising page is: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1854708768/microlending-film-project-saving-the-worlds-women
I'll leave you with a few stills from our Detroit and Kenya shoots! Thanks so much again - you make the world better!
Rachel and The Microlending Film Project Team
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Three billion people worldwide live on less than $2 a day. Donate at this level and receive our eternal gratitude for helping to make our vision a reality!
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It takes 5 women to start a 'checks and balance' committee to take out a microloan. Donate at this level and receive a thank you shout-out on our Facebook page, as well as our eternal gratitude!
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There are over 13 million microcredit borrowers worldwide. Donate at this level and receive a handwritten thank you postcard made from a photograph Rachel took on her first trip to Paraguay, as well as all of the above.
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Muhammad Yunus’ first microloan in the village of Jobra, Bangladesh was for $27. Donate at this level and receive a DVD of the final film, as well as all of the above.
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As seen in the video, Constantina was given a loan of $45 to start her hot dog carton business. Donate at this level and receive a decorative and colorful movie poster for your bedroom or boardroom, as well as all of the above.
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In 1976 Muhammad Yunus began researching a credit system for the rural poor, which later became Grameen Bank. Donate at this level and receive special thanks on screen in the credits of the film, as well as all of the above.
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94% of borrowers are women. Donate at this level and receive a rad microcredit T-shirt, as well as all of the above.
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The average loan given by Fundacion Paraguaya is $235. Donate at this level and receive an authentic product from a female microborrower documented in the film, as well as all of the above.
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Of the 500 million 'microbusiness' owners worldwide, only 2% have access to credit. Donate at this level and receive an invitation to the Chicago premiere of our film, handwritten in English and Guarani (an indigenous language of rural Paraguay), as well as all of the above.
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In Bangladesh alone there are more than 1,000 microcredit institutions. Donate at this level and receive an on screen Associate Producer credit, a preview DVD with a reaction card for your input, as well as all of the above.
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The UN designated 2005 the 'International Year of Microcredit'. Donate at this level and become a Corporate Sponsor with your company's logo on screen during the ending credits and printed on DVD case, as well as all of the above.
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Bill Gates recently pledged $38 million towards microcredit. Become our Bill Gates. Donate at this level and receive an on screen Executive Producer Credit, a private in home screening with a meal prepared by director, as well as all of the above.
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