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Dollars for Change

Inspiring Action, Enabling Change

Dollars for Change
“I firmly believe that we can create a poverty-free
world if we collectively believe in it.” M Yunus
Dollars for Change

Who We Are

Dollars for Change is a small, grassroots organisation dedicated to bringing positive change to communities in need by supporting and implementing development projects specific to the community’s needs. It works directly with the community and proves that anyone and everyone can be a part of these efforts. 100% of donations go directly to funding our projects in Kurland Village which focus on youth development, education, and community development.

DFC was founded by Katie Rutherford, who is also the Director. She has a B.A. in Anthropology, and was a WWISA volunteer at the end of 2006, working at the Kurland Crèche when she decided to incorporate DFC.

Dollars for Change educates American students about poverty in the world today, and motivates them to to contribute just one US Dollar towards specific community projects that we run in Kurland Village – hence our slogan, 1 dollar, 1 person, 1 community at a time.

100% of donations go directly to funding our projects

Fundraising Philosophy

Our fundraising philosophy is to change the way young people think about philanthropy – that it’s not just a small group of wealthy people or governments that are responsible for taking on the global challenges we face, but rather a joint effort from all of us. Our contributions and efforts, however small, can make a significant impact if we all just work together.

Projects

It is through small contributions from many people and the dedicated efforts of volunteers that Dollars for Change has been able to help build an extension onto The Crags Primary School, maintain a successful after school program, and support housing upgrade initiatives in Kurland Village.

Dollars for Change is proving that significant changes are possible when we all work together!

“The biggest risk we face of all is inaction. We are not spectators to a world coming apart at the seams. If we mobilize our skills and our incomes and our wealth; even to a modest extent, we can help shift the world onto a path that is one of shared prosperity; that is one of environmental sustainability. In the end, the choice is ours.” -Jeffrey Sachs

Dollars for Change
Dollars for Change
Dollars for Change

Inspiring Action, Enabling Change





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