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Do More Than Donate. FWD the Facts.

Famine, war and drought have forced 13.3 million people into crisis in the eastern Horn of Africa. How will you raise awareness for this crisis in your community?

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The Specifics

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ad Council has developed a multimedia campaign called “FWD” to generate awareness and donations for the immediate relief efforts for the famine. FWD stands for Famine, War and Drought—the three crises currently devastating the Horn of Africa as well as the call to action to FWD the facts and increase awareness.

Right now this is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, and unfortunately, many people are not aware of the situation or its severity. In Somalia, a child dies every 6 minutes. Families are forced to walk over 100 miles in search of their next meal. The public needs to understand the urgency to respond.

Tell us how you can help raise awareness for this crisis in your own community. Submit your proposal for a local event or other grassroots ideas to get your community involved in the fight against famine, war and drought in the Horn of Africa.

We’ll review the proposals and on December 2nd, the public can vote on which proposal would have the most impact. GOOD will provide the winning proposal $5,000 to implement their plan locally, and the winner will be featured in digital and social media channels by USAID and the Ad Council.

Learn more about the FWD campaign.

Rules & Regulations

  • This challenge is open for submissions from November 9th to December 2nd. Submissions sent outside of this time frame will not be approved.
  • We’re looking for projects that will be implemented by individuals or groups of people that will raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. Projects must be able to be completed within 6 months from the date of the receipt of the grant.
  • Submitted projects must be able to be implemented with $5000. Send us ambitious but feasible plans!
  • Approved projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from December 2nd to December 14th.
  • The project with the most votes will receive $5000.
  • Submitted projects may include a photo or a link to a YouTube video.
  • The winner will be expected to share the results of their project.
  • Read all the rules.

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I just attempted to vote on a project 4 times. Each time the message came up that i had already voted for a different project. NOT TRUE! Then the message up at the top of the screen appeared saying the challenge was no longer available for voting. My conclusion is that the website is not working properly or that the challenge is somehow fixed. Hope others do not have this problem.

by bellpad
almost 3 years ago | Reply

that has happened with us as well, people have said that their votes are not going through, or that it has already been cast- when they never did vote. I dont know whats going on, because despite getting at least 100 people to vote we haven't moved at all from our current ranking

by ossob
almost 3 years ago | Reply

That has been our experience as well... no change in ranking, and people reporting difficulty voting. Unclear whether or for which project a vote has been cast.

by ifw2104
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Hi Bellpad- please email maker@goodinc.com so we can help address the issue. Thanks!

by moderators
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Ingredients:

10 eggs
bag of powdered sugar
10 dkg hazelnut
10 dkg of cooking chocolate
bag so
2 dl of cream
20 dkg margarine

Cake mixes:

Make 6 egg yolks with 20 dkg powdered sugar. Add 20 dkg of margarine, 10 dkg ground hazelnuts, 3 tablespoons cocoa and 10 dag melted chocolate. The mixture separated into two equal parts. One part to put in the fridge, while others put the oven at 150 ° C for about 40 minutes. When the cake is baked, it should be cooled and treated with the foam which we left in the fridge. Nakraju razlupamo 2 dl of cream in solid cream and then put on the cake.

Ingredients:

300 grams of flour
A little salt
3 eggs
80 grams of sugar
Milk
Yeast in the bag 1 pc
Vanilla in a bag 1 pc
600 grams Italian Ricotti
Cinnamon
Honey (a little)
Butter 80grama

Mix 300 grams of flour, 3 eggs, half a teaspoon of salt, a bag of yeast, 2dl ​​milk and 80 grams of sugar.
In a separate bowl, dissolve 80 grams of butter and one bag of vanilla sugar, and then mix everything together.
Put everything in a tray, which we previously smeared with butter and strewn with a little flour.

In a separate bowl mix 600 grams of cottage cheese, 1 tablespoon of honey, 80 grams of sugar, raisins and cinnamon to taste, then put the mixture into a tray.

Put everything in a preheated oven at 175 for 20-25 minutes.


INGREDIENTS:

8 dl milk
18 tablespoons of sugar
1 vanilla sugar
4 gelatine in a bag
1 l cream
25 dag Jadro biscuits
7 Bananko chocolates
10 grams of cooking chocolate

PREPARATION:

Milk, sugar and vanilla sugar cooked and cooled.
Dissolve gelatin as directed on bag.
In the beaten cream slowly pour the milk and gelatin.
Mixture into three equal work.
In the first part of the ground to put Jadro biscuits. In the second Bananko chopped chocolate in the third melted chocolate for cooking.
Cake stack: at the bottom of the first part of the Jadro cookies, then the second part of the Bananko chocolate bars and at the end of the third part of the cooking chocolate.

INGREDIENTS:

4 eggs

7 dl milk

4 tablespoons flour

1 vanilla sugar

1 package piškota

½ l whipping cream

2 large cups of fruit (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries)

1 teaspoon density as needed


PREPARATION:

Cooked milk from which we separated 4 tablespoons into another container. In a metal bowl, mix egg yolks, sugar, flour and vanilla sugar until the sugar dissolves. This mixture is slowly pour hot milk and cook stirring over low heat until it thickens. In 4 tablespoons milk add tablespoon of density and wait to be dissolved. I beat the egg whites, and such a solid yellow snow mix in the cream. Piškote dip in milk, and put them on the bottom of the glass containers. Fruit juice pour the biscotti, coat with a yellow cream and allow to cool to room temperature. In the meantime, I beat him in a solid cream mix one cup of fruit. After the cool yellow cream you apply cream with mixed fruit and whipped cream if desired decorate other fruits.

http://gabrijel-stjepan.blogspot.com/2011/09/hrvatska-moja-domovina-my-homeland_1295.html

by Koca111
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Conventional agriculture is a large investment is not sustainable because of impacts on soil and on the economy of the village. It is dependent on oil and mineral fertilizers. Although the use of genetic modification was announced as a method to increase yield and reduce dependency on oil, so far these promises are not fulfilled, and are unlikely to ever want. What's more, modern agricultural technology involves many risks to human health and the environment. These risks, instead of being stressed, consciously ignored. Organic agriculture with little outside investment alternative to conventional industrial agriculture and GM. However, many complaints are that, although attractive, this method is unable to provide food for 10 billion people. Until recently there were no data on the comparison of these two methods. However, 1997. The Government of Ethiopia, who was advocating the so-called. Green Revolution introduced a new environmental policy. Part of that policy was a comparative crop: no fertilizer with chemical fertilizer is compost. During 6 years (2000 -2006). To almost a thousand farms were collected data for five crops (barley, durum wheat, beans, maize and tef.). In all five crops were achieved significantly higher yields with the use of compost. In combination with other organic methods such as the production of methane and compost, anaerobic fermentation of organic waste, organic farming is sustainable and can feed the world.
Under the influence of the "teeth" of the time comes to reducing the quality and quantity of operational assets. The progress of mechanical industry leads to the implementation of the latest achievements in the sphere of agricultural techniques. All this contributes to the fixed assets and gradually devalues ​​them in due time necessary to replace the more effective. Respecting the need for allocating funds through depreciation, leads to the financial basis for future investments. It is the primary purpose of providing depreciation funds to finance the replacement of fixed assets when they are more able to cost-effectively perform its priority function. When calculating depreciation costs, it is necessary to solve two main tasks:
First establish the basis for depreciation
Second determine the depreciation quotas
The basis for depreciation is essentially the difference between the initial value of an asset or the end of the liquidation value thereof. Initial value in the present conditions is difficult to determine, since almost all goods can be procured through the market. Knowing therefore invoice value of the drive means plus associated costs of delivery, installation, etc., leads to the required initial value. Since the liquidation value of the assets of mechanization in most cases is negligible small, the basis for depreciation is practically equal to the cost or value of an asset. Determination of depreciation allowances is defined legal obligations of each legal entity, but in some sense dependent, and the free choice of the undertaking.

by Koca111
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Millions of hungry and malnourished images that are engulfing us these days from Africa. Although the first question anyone to help them later to impose a completely new and logical - who is responsible for it. Many will point the finger at Nature, God, fate, or what not. No, the answer is much simpler - a man, namely the rich man. The rich are buying land in poor areas, especially in Africa to feed its growing population, in fact, to blame for the catastrophic situation in this kontinentu.Worldwatch Institute in its report states that foreigners are the 2006th and 2011. was purchased about 20 million hectares of fertile land in sub-Saharan Africa. They also state that this is a real land grab because they sold millions of acres of land is still undocumented, and the question is how to get a price for the land sold.
Most people buy arable land in Saudi Arabia and China as the countries themselves do not have enough to feed its population.
This is only getting worse and this difficult situation in Africa and increases uncertainty about the food. In fact, not everyone thinks this way. For example, the World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development and FAO believe that is good in the African country of sale to investors and to the indigenous population of the obtained money should work on building the infrastructure and food security.
However, it is much more likely to be as a result of the whole case appears more and more hungry, and then the riots, strikes, rape and xenophobia

by Koca111
almost 3 years ago | Reply

We are extremely proud of Miss Africa USA: Ghyslaine Tchouaga's mission to support hunger victims in the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia. She is doing a great job creating awareness in the communities and calling people to action.

by linda.arrey
almost 3 years ago | Reply

hi, i submitted something today and i can't find it on the main site. where is it?

by bpcs13
almost 3 years ago | Reply

FIRSTLY, APPOINT A LESS-VIOLENT COUNTRY as LEADER FOR HORN OF AFRICA which will serve as BASE FOR DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMMES.
THEN, KICK-START ECONOMIC PROGRAMMES WRAPPED AROUND AGRICULTURE,EDUCATION,REHABILITATION & SKILL ACQUISITION & VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR THE LOCALS TO SHARPEN THEIR SKILLS IN ANY PROFESSION OF DIRECT INFLUENCE particularly AGRIC.
CREATE A LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL MARKET FOR THERE PRODUCTS. PERMIT IMPORTATION OF EQUIPMENT NOT READILY AVAILABLE FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF AGRIC PRODUCTS e.g. in FISHING/FISHERY,POULTRY,LIVESTOCKS,FARMING/GARDENING,etc.
TRY IRRIGATION SYSTEM ( WHERE POSSIBLE). TRY FREE MEDICARE (IF AFFORDABLE).
ALLOW Direct FUNDING & Discourage AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FUNDFLOW INTO GOVT COFFERS to avoid MISMGT.
THESE COULD SERVE AS TEMPORARY MEASURE TO ALLEVIATE THE SUFFERINGS IN THE HORN OF AFRICA while GOVT TACKLES INSECURITY - KEEPING PEACE through AMNESTY PROGRAMMES & APPEAL FOR DISARMAMENT IN VIOLENT communities,GENERATES POWER, CREATE ACCESS ROADS AND OTHER SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURES.
NOTE: WHEN FOOD COMES OUT OF POVERTY, then, POVERTY IS FINISHED.

by JOlusina
about 3 years ago | Reply

Hello how do we get to donate our resources stright to you also?

by FIAFILINE
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Hi! We submitted an idea last week, but it it still hasn't appeared on the ideas page! Why is that?
thanks!

by ossob
almost 3 years ago | Reply

I also sent my idea in but it hasn't appeared in the ideas page. do you know why yet?

by NMDwomen
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Hi all, there is a moderation process that takes a few days, if you don't see your idea on the site, it is being reviewed. Email maker@goodinc.com with any questions!

by moderators
almost 3 years ago | Reply

I HAVE AN BASIC IDEA FOR THE MOBILE HAND SET ; NEW FETURE ; NEVER BEFORE IN THE MOBILE WORLD

by superstar116
about 3 years ago | Reply

The world is moving towards a tremendous turnoil in starvations of man kind . people are suffereing and children are crying for basic needs of man kind like food, water , nutrituion and health facilities.it is not ithe dilema of Africa but spreading rapadilly all over the world due to shortage of food and do not reach the food and others facilities toward downwards. we are knew that USA Aid is doing temdeous doing goodj job for mandkind . there are various reasons for this draughtness as scarcity of land, moving sea towards to land , chemical uses result in un productive of land . There ar variouis reasons for un productive of land such as use many chemical , peticides, and chemical mixed fertilize to grow, scare of water (the war would be on water).
The other factors un distributions of wealth, economy of war, educations , and awarness etc.
if we review the history Africa u will notice that that Many Gaint companies are operating in Africa to eradicate all these evils and shortfalls they provide good health facilities in building hospital, give educations by operating net work of educations specially primarily health care facilities and mal nutritions to the poor people .
if we see that AKND has play a vital role to over come this issue . I have gone throgh last month interview by Media to PRICE KARIM AGA KHAN CHAIRMAN OF AKDN in which reporter are asked why u invested so much in Africa inspite u failed previouly he replied in affirmately that my belief anc conventions that a in a head to come in future the Africa would progress it is totally depend upon the willingess of people to come out work for and also work with AKND. As we knew that AKDN has various projecets which are running like hospitals,eductions centers, banks, such as commercial banking microfinance banking, health care mal nutrition programme with AKND own resources and with USA AID GRANTING AND FUNDING PROGRAMMES ETC.
The submissin of practical projects and its implementations of AKDN has been doing for the last decads and they have still not been able to success 100 percenatge but progress are going one such AKDN has recently acquire with partnership of AKF AND AKDN(FAS with paksitan ) 3000 acreas land to build faculty and arts science in in AFRICA becasue goverment are supporting to him.
what I have learned from my expereince in different field of AKDN AND currently working in AKUH PAKISTAN
that proverty is not sin but evlivation of proverty with good team base efforts, continuously and rigiously with contine support to achive the target.
The USA AID is giving aid continues in afria and many multinational companies like Nestle, etc are in africa to doing this programme and ANGO like AKDN ETC.
Africa is very rich in mineral resources, such as gold, copper, sliver, metalic etc and many oil exploring countries are trying to avial the facilties.
In my opinion that african people minds go towards some other activiities for which what ever they earn in a day they spent out much more money to other activities rather than their basic needs such as food , clothing shelter etc. we also knew that employment opportunity are rare but we compare with other south asian countries u will find that many multinational and local companies came from all over th world doing business with high rate of return u may astonish it would be 200 to 300 % they earn pay back on investment in very shorter period rather than south asian and other western countries.
if we see the geographically The africa land has fertile and many cash crops are growing such rice, coffee beans etc.
Therefore, again questions arises why it has not been progress since eixtance of various comapnies and USA AID from many decads .
there are other factor that there are ethinic problems among various groups of people which result in war among themselves using arms and ammunations and investthier money in arms and ammuniations rather than basic needs. This is human human nature that we make rift or difference between various groups dueto various reasons aggrivate and build of volcano and in form of enmey and nepotiism and destroy the whole nations.
therefore, what we say in nut shell that what ever investing is going on from AKND, USA AID, Nestle, and other granting agencies untill and unless the people themselves stand up on thier foot and eradicate all these flaws and add with honestly, sincerity , devotions, hard working , devotions, etc etc and shut thier differences which is not possible due to history then all the effforts and proposal come from which ever resouces come out would not be give result and with bear good fuits .
The writer has its own view and not related with any particular segement of society free from all the religious, favaourtism etc.
AS AN ONLY EMPLOYEE WORKING IN AKUH PAKISTAN in independ view and un biased from AKDN
THANKS
HAMEED
03002454082

by hameed.boolani
about 3 years ago | Reply

Hello i live in kenya, Eldoret town in Riftvalley Kapsoya eastate where there is alot of littering around
it is too much to an exetent where by pigs and rats have found a dwelling there and it is becoming a menance to our enviroment i need to help and do somthing to live in a clean environment

by christine murunga
about 3 years ago | Reply

Hello i live in kenya, Eldoret town in Riftvalley Kapsoya eastate where there is alot of littering around
it is too much to an exetent where by pigs and rats have found a dwelling there and it is becoming a menance to our enviroment i need to help and do somthing to live in a clean environment

by christine murunga
about 3 years ago | Reply

Most of these people who are begging are doing so because you "do-gooders" maligned the diamond trade. When the desire for diamonds went down, mining let up, workers were laid off, they lost income. If you renew the lust for the perfect diamond, the money will trickle down to these people you seem so interested in. Their financial woes will cease to exist. Put a rock on her finger and they will eat.

by CarolSatterfield
about 3 years ago | Reply

In Kenya we really support this initiative as we feel that some of the problems we are experiencing here will be eradicated, for example the water problems in villages whereby we are having young mothers and children walking for long distances looking for this essential commodity. We really need to come up with strategic plans for drilling boreholes to eradicate this problem. This will in return help small scale farmers to create jobs by farming.

by mum&kids
about 3 years ago | Reply

PLEASE WE ARE FROM KENYA AND WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THIS RACE OF SENDING PROPOSAL BUT UNFORTUNATELY FOUND THAT THE RACE IS ONLY FOR AMERICAN CITIZEN WHAT CAN WE DO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY

by kamash
about 3 years ago | Reply

ok thank you very much I figured out how to get it...

by FIAFILINE
about 3 years ago | Reply

hello I want to submit an application how can I print it out?

by FIAFILINE
about 3 years ago | Reply

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$5,000
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Submission Began
Wednesday, November 09

Submission Ended
Friday, December 02
at 12:00 PM PST

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Voting Began
Friday, December 02

Voting Ended
Wednesday, December 14
at 12:00 PM PST

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Winner Announced
Wednesday, December 14

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