Do something awesome: help a group of Aboriginal Aunties and Grandmas from the Northern Territory to develop their own recycled craft business.
Through the amazing power of crowd-funding, a group of Aboriginal women in Darwin and Katherine will be trained in recycled craft and supported to raise a business from selling their recycled craft and running recycled craft workshops with their own people.
Crowd funding is
the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money together, usually via the Internet, in order to support efforts initiated by other people or organisations. Pozible FAQ
The Junk Wave is keen to set up a hobby/business chapter in Darwin but the Aboriginal women who need this have neither the money to fly us there (2 trainers) to train them, the money to attend a workshop or the money to buy the business model. But, they have the interest, the ability, the passion, the leadership and the waste at their fingertips. Money is a side issue....it has never stopped me from forwarding my passions in the past! Why should it constipate theirs?
Collectively we can grow these women into a sustainable recycled craft business. You give an amount you are comfortable with, I reward you with recycled craft product and I train and support the women. Simple and ever so community development focused!
What can you do to help start a The Junk Wave Hobby Business in Darwin and Katherine?
- Please give generously to the project and you will receive generous rewards in return
- Share this project with all of your contacts: your social network reach is different to ours
- Bring this to the attention of any friends in the media. This is a feel/good story that every person who contributes to is a part of
- If you cannot give financially but still want to help, attend a free workshop (Cairns only) with Megan Bayliss to learn how to make our recycled bags, beads and bowls rewards. Learn a recycled craft skill for free and in return give two good products back to Megan to pass onto those who have made financial contributions.
Can we do this? Yes we can!