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The Borgen Project

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THE STORY:

Hello and thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

My name is Lindsay Roach and I am currently a political affaris intern at the Borgen Project, a non-profit organization that is working to fight global poverty. 

I first became interested in the fight against global poverty while taking a development economics course at CSU Sacramento. During my studies I learned that the best way to ensure the continued economic growth of our own country, was to lift the world's most struggling populations out of poverty and allow them to become consumers. This increases demand for U.S. goods and transfers into more jobs here at home, all while we save lives, fight world hunger, and increase the standard of living for millions of people across the world.

I chose to intern with the Borgen Project because I believe that they have the most effective strategy for accomplishing these goals. The Borgen Project focuses on mobilization and advocacy here in the U.S. to get our members of congress to increase funding for USAID, which funds development projects in poor countries. They muster up support for bills that fight world hunger and promote sustainable agricultural-led economic growth, and advocate for legislation that would bring water and electricty to the world's least fortunate. 

I realize that sometimes it seems more enticing to donate to an organization that turns that money around and directly builds wells or buys cattle, because you can physically see where your money is going. But I urge you to think about this:

It takes $12,000 to build one well, monitor it and make sure it provides safe drinking water for 5 years. 

It takes only $2,000 for our organization to send an advocate to Washington D.C. to hold over 90 meetings with members of congress and gain support for a bill that would increase funding for foreign development projects by $500 million! 

Your money is clearly better spent, and can have a greater effect on a larger population when put towards advocacy. 

Please consider donating to a great cause and helping me end world poverty!

 

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$591

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  • Lindsay Roach

    $10

  • Cindy Roach

    $100

  • Pam Lorenz

    $100

  • Nick Roach

    $341

  • Tom & Kate Keiser

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118% Raised of$500 Goal

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The Team: $13,510 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Emma LaSaine

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$1,040

 

520% Raised of$200 Goal

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Emma Betuel

Amount Raised

$920

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Fallon Lineberger

Amount Raised

$750

 

75% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Zoe Ryan

Amount Raised

$715

 

143% Raised of$500 Goal

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Lindsay Roach

Amount Raised

$591

 

118% Raised of$500 Goal

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Amanda Gusovsky

Amount Raised

$550

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Rachel Kaminer

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$510

 

102% Raised of$500 Goal

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Andrew Michaels

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of$500 Goal

Donor Comments

Tom & Kate Keiser

Tom & Kate Keiser

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Nick Roach

Nick Roach

DONATION: $341

5 years ago

Pam Lorenz

Pam Lorenz

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Cindy Roach

Cindy Roach

DONATION: $100

My gift to my daughter - who is a gift to the world. 5 years ago

Lindsay Roach

Lindsay Roach

DONATION: $10

5 years ago