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Corda’s Rope Sandals To Employ Poor Ethiopians
Dustin Burgin is creating a social enterprise in Ethiopia (where I am coincidentally headed in a few weeks) creating rope sandals for sale in the U.S. He’s launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise money for the launch and sell the products. Recently, I caught up with Dustin to learn more about Corda; here’s what he told me
What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?
To create sustainable, well paying jobs for underprivileged people in Ethiopia.
How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?
We are hoping to raise $10,000, we have raised $5000
Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?
Corda has focused on a group of underprivileged and deserving youth in Ethiopia, many of whom used to live on the street, or are coming out of orphanages with no opportunities for employment. There simply aren’t enough jobs in the market economy of Ethiopia and we are doing our best to help create opportunities there.
What rewards, if any, are you offering to your supporters?
As a reward Corda is offering Comfy and unique rope sandals that are the perfect mountain casual style that can take you from the office to the trail and give you the pride of knowing you’re making a lasting difference in the lives of deserving people who need it the most.
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