Building developing world housing with crowdfunding

A brand-new nonprofit is building homes for those in need in developing countries at a speed unmatched by any other nonprofit. How? Through an unusually transparent approach of handling money from donors. How it works is you watch a video of a specific family, give money to help build that family a home; 100% of the donation goes solely to that house, while a separate stream of donations coming from wealthier donors or companies funds any operating costs for the nonprofit. As the home is built, you get updates on the progress and receive a video from New Story showing the family moving in. By keeping both the donors and the families they’re helping involved in the process, New Story is held accountable for finishing the homes in the timeframe they promised. The nonprofit successfully raised and built 151 homes for earthquake victims in Haiti in just a matter of months and plans to expand with similar operations in El Salvador and Bolivia.

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Building developing world housing with crowdfunding

A brand-new nonprofit is building homes for those in need in developing countries at a speed unmatched by any other nonprofit. How? Through an unusually transparent approach of handling money from donors. How it works is you watch a video of a specific family, give money to help build that family a home; 100% of the donation goes solely to that house, while a separate stream of donations coming from wealthier donors or companies funds any operating costs for the nonprofit. As the home is built, you get updates on the progress and receive a video from New Story showing the family moving in. By keeping both the donors and the families they’re helping involved in the process, New Story is held accountable for finishing the homes in the timeframe they promised. The nonprofit successfully raised and built 151 homes for earthquake victims in Haiti in just a matter of months and plans to expand with similar operations in El Salvador and Bolivia.

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