We are professionals who care about the student loan debt crisis and have devised a platform that can offer you student debt relief. We pay down your student loans while you do social good. Simple as that. We have a vision to pay off $20 million dollars in student loan debt by 2020. Here's our plan!
The Shared Harvest Fund (SHF) is a ground-breaking investment & technology platform that connects the exploding gig economy to the dwindling culture of volunteerism. We bring two overlapping market segments - one that is thriving and one that is declining - in order to offer new options for student loan repayments while getting people re-invested in building stronger communities. Three relentless solution driven female entrepreneurs have joined up with savvy tech stars and we are building the only mindful digital job board that will introduce our twist to the gig economy, the Debtfreelancer™ initiative. This platform will offer flexible REAL options for professionals (anywhere) straddled with student loan debt to earn a healthy amount of pocket change using skills you already have. You work with heart (#heartwork) and complete projects for great causes and earn loan credits. We use those credits to make additional loan payments for you. TOGETHER we reduce your student loan debt faster!
We are poised to becoming the bigger and better alternative to driving for money! SHF is building the mindful side-hustle. Get on the right side of history and join our revolution to disrupt the student lending industry and eliminate student loan debt one social good at a time. Back our project so we can finish building the online platform and roll out operations this summer! Learn more about us by clicking this link.
Many compassionate and exceptional people carry burdensome student loan debt that limits their free time to work with communities in need. The stress of student loan debt alone has physical and mental health consequences that can no longer be ignored. Our aim is to build a workforce around social impact that also addresses the student loan crisis.
We want to offer 20 million dollars in student loan forgiveness by 2020. Our web-based platform will seamlessly match you to organizations based on the social causes that you are passionate about. Being who you love simply starts with loving what you do everyday and having the financial freedom to think creatively and make meaningful contributions. By subscribing to our network and using our job board to find a "mindful side-hustle", we know our members will develop lifelong connections that will ultimately help them and their communities prosper.
There are four ways to join the Harvest. You can become a Debtfreelancer™ initiative participant, ChangeMaker, or Harvester. Loved ones (ie parents of students or others) can be a part of the initiative by sponsoring a student or graduate when they complete projects on our job board themselves. Everyone can find a way to be part of our movement to eliminate student loan debt.
Watch how using our platform can help you pay off your student loan debt faster! Membership is free for active students and less than the cost of your Netflix membership for everyone else.
Anyone can sign up to be part of the network for free. For a low cost subscription, you can register for the Debtfreelancer™ initiative, create a profile, list your skills, and the social causes that are of interest to you. Our algorithm will search for and provide a list of uniquely matched nonprofit partner projects and job opportunities that fit your profile. You apply and start engaging with organizations right away. Debtfreelancer™ initiative participants can also post their own gig ideas on the site for companies to consider. Each project you complete earns you student loan credit valued between $250 and $1000 with Shared Harvest Fund, which we then pay out directly to your lender. We also host networking events, financial education, job training webinars and policy and legislative forums to keep you informed.
Shared Harvest Fund would like to thank all the amazing people who have already so generously donated their time and talent to our movement to eliminate student loan debt. We thank you in advance for the outpouring of support and contributions. We are in this together!
Risks and challenges
Shared Harvest Fund is a for-profit benefit corporation. This means we will always focus on doing good and while paying your loans is awesome, it is not a non-profit activity (sorry!). Therefore your contributions to this Kickstarter, like most Kickstarter campaigns, are not tax deductible.
We have spent countless hours creating Shared Harvest Fund and aim to deliver a technologically forward platform that not only allows you to access and support social causes you care about, but connects you to The Harvest community.
Our community of Debtfreelancer™ initiative participants are eager to gain access to awesome projects and job opportunities, networking and educational events, and inspiring journeys of other students and professionals. As such, we may occasionally experience some delays in the ability to immediately sign up on the platform, due to the high influx of freelancers and partners who would like to gain access to the site. But don't worry - it will be handled! Please bear with us while we continue to update and build-out our platform.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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