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I just did my first ever donation to the AMREFs Haba na Haba campaign. This got inspired by Agent Shakwei's post "Little by little we fill the pot".

The thought about making donations for good never really occurred to me as I was a student for most of my life and never had much money. Of course I could have given a little, but I always thought it was too little to matter. It would "get lost in the system" or something like that.

So what changed my mind? First and foremost the fact I will soon graduate and realized that I will have more money than I need. In fact, a lot of the big american companies even double all their employees donations (up to a certain limit), which gives and even better effect. It might be worth asking your employer.
Another factor that convinced me was that AMREF works with "Community Heros" locals that are selected by their community and get materials and education by AMREF. I think such a system is a great way to put the money you donate to an efficient use and it takes people from where they are by giving them help from people they know and can relate to.

So why is this evidence for ACT4? AMREF is also helping with water supply. As they state on their homepage: "$3 from you keeps a family healthy. $3 is the average daily cost of providing clean water to a household (6 – 8 people) through protected springs"
This really isn't much and even small amounts can matter. I intend to do this regularly, I am willing to commit to 20 EUR/month right now, which is roughly 6% of my net income. ;) I hope to be able to give a lot more in a few months.

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Comment by Shakwei Mbindyo on April 9, 2010 at 5:39am
+1 courage for taking action. Thank you agent Brumm - you can be sure your donation will make a huge difference to someone's life. If you ever come to Kenya (or any of the other country in Africa were AMREF works) we encourage donors to visit our projects to see first hand how their funds have impacted individuals and communities.
Comment by Christian Brumm on April 11, 2010 at 11:06am
Thanks for the information Agent Shakwei!

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