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    Weʼve raised £507 to celebrate Rikki's 30th by giving his birthday drinks as cash equivalent to local malawians to set up businesses to make money to buy food.

    Cape Maclear, Malawi
    Funded on Monday, 20th February 2017

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    It's my 30th Birthday in a few weeks time (19th feb) and as i won't be in the UK this year as i'm based in Malawi, classified as the poorest country in the world, I thought the best way for me to celebrate is to donate the cost of my party, all my potential presents and drinks that i would have had to some of the poor malawians who can use the money to start their own small businesses (it takes $20 to get a small business going). If that's not enough to get you donating, I am putting myself through the extremes of climbing Kilimanjaro at the beginning of February before my 30th.

    All Money will go directly in the hands of individuals that I will select who have potential to set up a business or a money making activity rather than giving money to buy food, I am trying to get them to set up a shop/small business to generate income so they can buy themselves food for the foreseeable future.

    i have tested the waters and already gave some money to a local who had an idea
    1) Art Gallery - I gave $20 to an orphan who loves to draw pictures so he could buy materials to build a shop to display his artwork, which he has now successfully built (see picture).
    2) Goat - I bought a pregnant goat for $20 for an orphan who is currently looking after the goat and is going to raise the new borns so that he can then breed more and then eventually sell some on for money

    The small amount really makes a huge difference to this community of people who cannot afford as little as $20 to get a business going off the ground.

    Every one who buys me a drink (aka donates me the cost of a drink) I will send over a photo of where the money has gone, who to and what they have done with it.

    Bar Prices
    1) Beer - £4
    2) Double JD & Coke - £8
    3) Sambuca shot - £5
    4) Apple Sour shot - £4
    5) Tequila - £5
    6) Mojito - £8

    I really appreciate all the support and donating the cost of a drink would allow me to celebrate by giving an opportunity to a Malawian desperately in need.



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      • Jitu, Jayshree, Rupal, Sonal, Rahul

        Jitu, Jayshree, Rupal, Sonal, Rahul

        Feb 20, 2017

        Well done Rik! We are so proud of you.


      • Kamini Gorsia

        Kamini Gorsia

        Feb 19, 2017

        Happy 30th Rikki. Well done on your achievement. Kamini x


      • Ali Kefil

        Ali Kefil

        Feb 19, 2017

        Hay Rikki, your doing a great job!!!I hope my donation can help put a smile on someone's face, as well as yours!! 😊


      • Gwendolyn DeSilva

        Gwendolyn DeSilva

        Feb 19, 2017

        Happy 30th Rikki! This is a wonderful idea. Having spent time in Malawi myself, I know just how deprived this part of the world is. Love to see you making a difference. x


      • Tajel Ghedia

        Tajel Ghedia

        Feb 6, 2017

        Awesome thing to do! Enjoy your birthday- from Tajel, Chanda and Russell


      • Rish, Selina & Super Saiyan

        Rish, Selina & Super Saiyan

        Jan 21, 2017

        Good Luck Rik - great cause and an epic climb


      • Christof Steuer

        Christof Steuer

        Jan 15, 2017

        Hey Rikki, another bonus drink from my Mom Lydia and Dad Norbert. They love your idea!


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      Rikki Kotecha

      Rikki Kotecha

      Cape Maclear, Malawi

      I care about giving an opportunity to people who have the intelligence to make something of their lives, but have little or no opportunity due to lack of available education and lack of any money.

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