I had the pleasure of connecting with the folks over at The Adventure Project and I absolutely love what they’re doing to make the world a better place. They pride themselves in helping to alleviate poverty by creating jobs in developing countries. They don’t give handouts. Instead, they support comprehensive job training so people can earn a living and provide lifesaving services to their communities.
About The Adventure Project
The Adventure Project is dedicated to lifting people in developing countries out of poverty by creating jobs. They fill a critical role in alleviating poverty by leveraging the power of a grassroots movement toward smart, cost-effective solutions that empower the poor to become profitable entrepreneurs so they can serve their own communities with improved health, decreased hunger, a safer environment and clean water. Since its inception in 2010, The Adventure Project has created nearly 1,000 jobs in Haiti, India, Kenya and Uganda for entrepreneurs who now serve over one million people per day with life- saving services in their communities.
WHY SHOULD YOU HELP?
80% of the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa work as rural farmers. Each night, 75% of their children go hungry because they struggle to grow enough to feed their families. 12-15 million farmers in Africa would benefit from irrigation. One irrigation pump can lift a farmer and his family out of poverty and into the middle class.
The Adventure Project “adds venture” to help local organizations deliver sustainable and scalable solutions for entrepreneurs in rural Kenya. Together, Soko and TAP are enabling farmers to thrive. With proper irrigation tools and training, farmers’ crops can flourish. produce to 50 community members, and earns enough to sell produce to 50 community members, earns enough to send one child to school for the first time.
This collaboration has dual impact in Kenya – income and job creation for both Soko’s artisans, and for rural farmers gaining access to irrigation through The Adventure Project’s hunger program. For every bracelet sold, a farmer will be able to feed one person with nutritious food, and a Soko artisan will receive 30% of revenue.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Soko has partnered up with The Adventure Project (TAP) to launch an exclusive gold-tone cuff bracelet supporting TAP’s hunger program, which provides farmers in Kenya with access to vital irrigation for their crops. The limited edition cuff bracelets – engraved with the word “ADVENTURE” – are handmade by artisans in Kenya, using locally sourced materials. Every The Adventure Project + Soko cuff purchased will feed one person in Kenya and support local entrepreneurs. You can purchase yours here.