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£355raised of £300 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £355 to Help Iliasu from Ghana start his own business and escape poverty.

    Location
    Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 3rd December 2016

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    Story

    Whilst making a short film in Ghana last year for The Overseas Development Institute, I filmed with one young man, Iliasu. Iliasu had polio as a child and consequently lost the use of his legs entirely and will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

    Iliasu however isn't one to lie down and let his situation defeat him. When I met him I was struck by his determination to break free from the cycle of poverty his condition had forced him into.

    Iliasu wants to set up his own mobile money business, a service whereby he uses mobile SIM cards to transfer money between people's phones - it's a system common in Ghana where most people don't have a formal bank account.

    To set up this business, underneath a tree near his house, Iliasu needs the equivalent of £300 to buy the SIM cards and invest in credit that he will give to his customers. Each time a transaction is made, Iliasu will make a little money and he aims to spend his profits re-investing in the business to grow it further.

    Please help this entrepreneurial young man escape his situation and realise his dreams of owning his own business.

    The film we made with Iliasu is here: http://www.reelmediafilm.com/portfolio-posts/leave-no-one-behind/

    Updates

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    • Tim Webster1 year ago
      Tim Webster

      Tim Webster

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      To all the lovely hearts that funded this - am very happy to post an update from Iliasu who has used the money to now setup his own Mobile Money business in Tamale, Northern Ghana. The income he makes is also going towards funding a college degree where he hopes to better himself even further. Ilasu wants to thank everyone for the support you have given. Here he is beside his small stall - it might not look like much but this small endeavour is helping him to escape poverty. Thanks again from him and thanks from me. Tim X

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    • Tim Webster1 year ago
      Tim Webster

      Tim Webster

      1 year ago

      Amazingly, with 29 days to go and not even 24hrs into the fundraising, the target has been smashed! Thanks so much to everyone who has donated!

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    • Tim Webster1 year ago
      Tim Webster

      Tim Webster

      1 year ago

      I just received a message from Iliasu, 'Thanks to all those who have donated to achieve my business goal. I have have real hope for the future now. '

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    • Tim Webster1 year ago
      Tim Webster

      Tim Webster

      1 year ago

      12hrs in and we are nearly half way there. A huge thank you to those who have donated - its really generous of you.

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    Supporters

    9

    • Jo Gilbert

      Jo Gilbert

      Nov 7, 2016

      Well done for your efforts Tim - a worth cause x

      £10.00

    • Adrian

      Adrian

      Nov 6, 2016

      Good luck Lliasu!

      £25.00

    • Katy Harris

      Katy Harris

      Nov 4, 2016

      What a great idea Tim, very happy to be able to help out. x

      £10.00

    • Ben Tritton

      Ben Tritton

      Nov 4, 2016

      This is great Tim, well done on a powerful film and for continuing to support Iliasu. ODI will be showing the film to the NORAD & SIDA (Norwgian and Swedish Development Cooperation Agencies) next week

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 4, 2016

      Good luck my friend

      £175.00

    • lloyd daly

      lloyd daly

      Nov 3, 2016

      Everyone loves an underdog! Go on lad!

      £5.00

    • M

      M

      Nov 3, 2016

      You & your stories inspire people Tim. Keep up the good work!And all the best to Iliasu. Perhaps he can fill the gap of Barclays downsizing out of Africa. Corporate giveback attached ;)

      £50.00

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