Nov 25, 2019 • 18M

JB Dondolo Garners J&J Matching Funds Using CaringCrowd - #1188

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B Dondolo, a nonprofit named for the father of the founder, Lumbie Mlambo. The organization is working to improve health outcomes at the Igusi Clinic. One of the projects completed was to provide a water filtration system. Prior to completion of the system, the clinic lacked clean water--imagine trying to operate a medical facility without a source of clean water. Lumbie, working with development director Ronda Bowen, raised almost $10,000 on CaringCrowd. Almost half of that amount came from a match from Johnson & Johnson. Preliminary Interview with Lumbie Mlambo, the Founder / CEO of JB Dondolo, Inc. The following is a brief pre-interview that provides context for the recorded interview you may watch or listen to at the top of this article. Lumbie Mlambo is the CEO and Founder of JB Dondolo, Inc. What is the purpose of your crowdfunding campaign? To replace old, rusty and busted water pipes with new ones at the Igusi Clinic. What has been your experience using CaringCrowd? We've been very fortunate to have all donations matched by Johnson & Johnson. From the funds we raised, we were able to have the sand and water samples collected and tested in the lab by the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). With the lab results, NUST was able to suggest a filtration system appropriate for the area. We purchased the system and installed it. Then we retested the water with NUST and the water was found to be clean and safe for consumption. We've also used the funds to renovate Igusi Clinic. We replaced the doors, windows, roof, repaired cracks, painted the entire clinic, mothers-in-waiting cottage, kitchen, and nurse cottages. Also, we fenced the clinic, installed signage and gated it. We are currently installing a shed around the filtration system to keep animals and people safe. Matching funds. It made it a lot easier to raise say $5k (example) because we only had to raise half of that. Therefore, we were able to raise funds fast. Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: