Health
 Malawi
Project #1903

Give 6 Malawian Marathoners a Chance to Run

by The Malawi Project: A Rogue Running Initiative

Summary

This project will provide 6 Malawian runners from rural villages a chance to compete in the Austin Marathon in February, and shoes & clothes for 100 additional runners from disadvantage communities.
$5,854.00
total raised
87
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

In Malawi, unlike other African countries, financial support for runners is virtually nonexistent. Talented professional runners often earn less than $300/year; with that, they must support as many as 20 family members. This project provides shoes & clothes to 100 Malawian runners and will give 6 athletes the opportunity to compete for prize money, experience another culture, gain exposure, and connect to US runners -- creating a lifelong partnership between runners in Africa and the US.

Solution

If we reach our funding goals, we will be able to provide international professional opportunities immediately to 6 runners, as well as support the careers of another 100 through clothes and running shoes (for many, their first pair ever).

Long-Term Impact

In the long run, The Malawi Project aims to increase visibility of running in Malawi among government and private sponsors, as well as inspire young runners to participate in sports as a tool for education, HIV prevention and community building.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.rogueruning.com/​Malawiproject.php

Organization Information

The Malawi Project: A Rogue Running Initiative

Location: Austin, Texas - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.roguerunning.com
Project Leader:
Ruth England
Director
Austin, TX United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 87 donors like you, a total of $5,854 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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