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Himalayan Charity Uses New Technology to Support Tradition
The Dharmalaya Institute, a sustainable village development charity in the Indian Himalayas, is finding unprecedented support through a new crowdfunding campaign initiated by the Earthville Network, a US-based nonprofit organization.
The Dharmalaya Institute, a small sustainable village development charity in the Indian Himalayas, is finding unprecedented support through a new fundraising campaign on Indiegogo.com, a popular crowdfunding service. The Dharmalaya Institute partnered with the Earthville Network, a US-based nonprofit organization, to create life-changing service-learning programs for Indian and international participants.
To support the completion of the Dharmalaya Institute’s new “eco-campus for sustainable and compassionate living,” Earthville launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that has received a wave of popular support that would never have been possible through traditional fundraising means in India. By the end of the fifth day of a three-week campaign, the Institute had already received 75% of its fundraising goal. “We’re amazed and touched by the public support we’re receiving,” said Earthville’s President, Mark Moore.
The campaign page is online at http://www.indiegogo.com/
About the Earthville Network
The Earthville Network is a charitable organization working to create a more compassionate and sustainable global village through an holistic array of projects and programs spanning the fields of experiential education, sustainable development, peacemaking, and the arts. Earthville provides diverse opportunities for cross-cultural collaboration, service-learning, volunteering, and immersive ecotourism. Founded in 1997, the Earthville Network is a 501(c)(3) public charity in the US and works through partner organizations in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Earthville is a volunteer-driven not-for-profit organization that depends on public support to build capacity and extend our reach. For more information or to get involved, visit our website at http://www.earthville.org and our blog at http://www.earthville.org/
The President of the Earthville Network, Mark Moore, is available for interviews on nonprofit/charitable/