Home Improvements Project

Help me start up a small business that will help me to support my family.
Micheal Davidson
Small Business
1 Team Member

Short Summary

Since 2000 Zimbabwe has suffered economic hardships, up to the year 2009 Zimbabwe had one of the highest inflation rates in the world.

It was so bad that, in the beginning of 2009, Zimbabwe adopted the US dollar as the national currency. This did solve the inflation problem but not the economic one.

Beginning of 2012, the company I had worked for during the last five years closed. Up until today they still own me some of my wages.

So during the past year I have being trying to support my family by doing odd jobs: painting, floor tiling etc.

What We Need & What You Get

I would like to expand this business by doing the following:

  • Buying a pickup truck
  • Renting an office
  • Buying needed office supplies
  • Buying needed tools
  • Employing additional individuals
  • Start up a website
  • Local advertising  

The $15 000 will cover these and two months of running costs. If I don’t reach that goal, I am still hoping to buy the tools and pickup truck.

I don't have much to offer but for everyone that contributes there name (if wanted) shall be printed on a wall in the office. Also once the website is running contributes will be able to send in comments to appear on the site. For people who contribute large amounts I am able to offer free accommodation and food for a weekend in Zimbabwe and the opportunity to see the 'Big Five'.

The Impact

Let me tell you the difference their contribution will make:

  • Me:It has been a dream of mine for a long time to start up a business
  • My Family: I will help my family greatly. My two children are school going age. My wife wants to be full time in charitable work, but is unable to because she works a full time job.
  • My Community: I employ at the moment between 3-8 people from my community for each ofthe jobs that I do. If I am able to reach my goal, I will be able to give even more people permanent jobs.

Other Ways You Can Help

For people who just can’t contribute but still want to help:

  • Let people know about me please.
  • If someone could setup a website for me that would be great.

And that’s all there is to it.

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  • $1USD
    Name on a Wall

    Everyone who helps will get there name on my office wall, size depends on amount.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $15USD
    Comment on Site

    Giving at least $15, contributors can send in a comment that will go on the company's website.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $120USD
    Print on a shirt

    Contributor can choose a t-shirt with my company logo and one of the following messages on it: "I contributed, and I like it." "I gave money to someone in Africa." "Home Improvements exists because of me."

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    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $500USD
    Print on a shirt (2)

    Contributor can choose a t-shirt with a custom message and my company logo.

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  • $3,500USD
    Free accomodation in Africa

    Two nights over a weekend of free accommodation and meals. Dates must be agreed to a month before.

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