Since then, Godar and the many volunteers who believe in him and his work have worked tirelessly to do just that. And in 2014, GCE successfully lobbied the DRC government to protect ONE MILLION ACRES of rainforest on Lake Tumba. But while this is a huge success, it is just the beginning of the story. Because in order to keep this land protected, GCE has promised to build a sustainable long-term infrastructure for the local tribes and pygmy people living here on Lake Tumba. The success of this project not only saves the lives of people and animals but also prove the viability of community-based anti-poverty initiatives to the DRC government, which in turn will allow GCE and other similar groups to save more land here in the Congo River Basin.
90% of all donations go directly to funding our community initiatives.
2015 must-have Budget!
- WATER WELL DRILL. Large drill plus transportation of drill, training on use of drill, which will drill all 100 wells as funding for wells is made: $33,000
- BUILD FIRST 5 WELLS. Includes material, labor, training, oversight and management of drilling and building the first 5 wells: $50,000
- BOAT to transport drill, materials for wells, and for use on all future projects: $9,000
- WORK TRIP. In the fall 2015, three GCE volunteers will work for 2 months in the DRC with the newly formed Drill Team, local non-profits, and the DRC government on community initiatives: $16,000
- ADMIN, project management and fundraising expenses. These are very low as we are currently run almost entirely by volunteers: $12,000
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