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Spring Development Initiative Becomes Recognized Partner of GlobalGiving


Spring Development Initiative announced today that they have graduated from the GlobalGiving Accelerator program, gaining entry into the GlobalGiving marketplace and becoming a recognized partner of GlobalGiving. As part of the Accelerator, Spring Development Initiative successfully raised $14,011 from over 70 unique individual donors to support the project to "Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers." We also won $1000 bonus cash prize and some social media spotlight and homepage time on GlobalGiving.

"We're thrilled to have Spring Development Initiative as part of our community. Spring Development Initiative has met our rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support," said Mari Kuraishi, President and Co-Founder of GlobalGiving. "GlobalGiving donors value the opportunity to support nonprofits like Spring Development Initiative."

"This project will bring economic independence for 100 local farmers and their families, including women and children, in six villages in Uyo, Nigeria. The cassava and palm processing machines will increase the farmers' revenue by reducing waste due to decay and maximizing harvest used or sold to market.", said Nkem Akinsoto, project leader at Spring Development Initiative.

“This is a dream come true," said Grace Jimbo, who submitted the original project proposal. "Each time I see elderly women and children sit for hours to break palm fruits and trekking long distances carrying heavy baskets of cassava; I wished I could help alleviate the situation. This motivated me to write the proposal seeking for support." She added, "I am so excited that the project was accepted for Global Giving Challenge and got overwhelming support from donors. I can't wait to see the smiles on the faces of the villagers when the project is executed.”

About Spring Development Initiative
We offer local leaders capacity building, collaborative forums and the funding support they need to improve their communities. We support grassroots change makers in the United States and in developing countries in four impact areas - governance, education, healthcare and economic development.

About GlobalGiving
GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. GlobalGiving makes it possible for local organizations to access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective and make the world a better place.


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