Village X: The World's First Completely Transparent Mobile Giving Experience

$31,526USD
raised of $30,000 goal
105%
0 time left
This campaign started on Jul 02 and closed on August 11, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
Flexible Funding
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on August 11, 2014
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  • $150USD
    Featured
    Malawian Pottery for Coffee

    Two handmade and hand painted Village X coffee mugs imported for you from Dedza Pottery in Malawi.

    9 claimed

  • $5USD
    Zikomo (Thanks in Chichewa)!

    A hearty thank you from all of us at Village X! We'll also add you to our list of supporters and send you invites to exclusive Village X gatherings and events, such as our launch party.

    5 claimed

  • $10USD
    Geek for Good

    Be the first to try our app as a beta tester, see your name prominently displayed on our beta tester honor roll (posted on the homepage of our website), and receive a personal thank-you email from us with a stunning digital picture of our travels in Africa.

    15 claimed

  • $15USD
    Chitenje Card

    A handwritten, thank-you card made with vibrant chitenje (African fabric) personally imported from Malawi by Village X. This is the fabric sold by women in the bustling markets of Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre. Put a piece of Malawi on your fridge or bulletin board.

    10 claimed

  • $20USD
    Travel Pro

    Whether you're a Peace Corps Volunteer or just a fan of off-the-beaten-path international travel, this perk is for you. We cover all your bases -- postcards to send home, a sticker for your laptop or water bottle, a bookmark for all the reading you'll do while you're waiting for something to happen, and a KIND bar for when you get "hangry," a dangerous state of anger brought on by the grumble of an empty stomach. We've all been there, but, with this perk, you'll be ready.

    13 claimed

  • $20USD
    Beer Pro

    Like cold beer and transparent giving? With Village X, you can have your beer AND your cause! To keep the beer cold, we'll send you ONE beer koozie with our logo on the front and a message on the back that celebrates our commitment to using technology to connect shoppers and African villages.

    3 out of 40 claimed

  • $25USD
    Photogenic Africa

    A selection of 5 postcards featuring the best images from our travels in Ghana & Malawi (you choose the prints). OR A stunning, unframed, 5x7 high-resolution print from our travels (you choose with new options up every week).

    17 claimed

  • $30USD
    Beer Pros

    Like cold beer and transparent giving? With Village X, you can have your beer AND your cause! To keep the beer cold, we'll send you TWO beer koozies with our logo on the front and a message on the back that celebrates our commitment to using technology to connect shoppers and African villages.

    2 out of 30 claimed

  • $50USD
    Chitenje Fabric Napkins (2)

    Two handmade chitenje (African fabric) napkins sewn by women's groups in Africa and imported to the US to add some color to your home dining experience.

    19 claimed

  • $75USD
    Chitenje Fabric Napkins (4)

    Four handmade chitenje (African fabric) napkins sewn by women's groups in Africa and imported to the US to add some color to your home dining experience.

    17 claimed

  • $100USD
    American Apparel Tri-Blend Tee

    A soft, form fitting, high-quality, American Apparel tri-blend t-shirt with our logo on the front and a message on the back that celebrates our commitment to using technology to connect shoppers and African villages.

    44 claimed

  • $200USD
    Malawian Pottery for Beer

    Two handmade and hand painted Village X beer steins imported for you from Dedza Pottery in Malawi.

    6 claimed

  • $500USD
    Sponsor a Grassroots Project

    We’ll dedicate a village project in your honor and, over the course of the project, send you live updates from the community. We’ll also put a small sign on the finished project commemorating your support and host a Skype call between you and the village's project committee.

    2 out of 10 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Let's Do Dinner

    Dinner for you and a guest with Village X founders at Slate Wine Bar, one of our DC-based partners businesses. We’ll also dedicate a village project in your honor and, over the course of the project, send you live updates from the community, along with a small sign on the finished project commemorating your support and a Skype call between you and the village's project committee.

    1 out of 5 claimed

  • $2,000USD
    Relaxing Weekend Getaway

    Enjoy a complimentary weekend for 2 at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort located in the bucolic foothills of the Pocono Mountains.

    0 out of 1 claimed

  • $10,000USD
    Travel with Us

    You and a guest spend a week with us in Ghana or Malawi during our visit early next year, meeting the communities we work with (all expenses included for one person).

    0 out of 1 claimed

  • $15,000USD
    Discover Malawi

    Spend two weeks luxuriating in Malawi with Village X as your guide, including a hike on majestic Mulanje Mountain (optional), a relaxing stay at a lodge along the shore of Lake Malawi, and lots of visits to our favorite villages along the way (all expenses included for two people).

    0 out of 1 claimed

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