Funding Successful. This project reached its goal before September 29, 2013.

Orphans of Sumatra

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This campaign successfully reached its funding goal and ended 8 years ago

103% Funded
  • $1,031 Pledged
  • $1,000 Goal
  • 0 Backers

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Zam Zam Orphanage

Who am I

My name is Bruce and I have spent more than 12 months now in Bengkulu, Sumatra trying to improve situations by telling stories through my photography and raising awareness and funds in the process. I’ve been recently involved in a large campaign to help document and tell the stories of two (Bona and Agam) gorgeous critically endangered Sumatran elephants and this campaign has been very successful. Now my attention has turned also to the humanitarian issues in Bengkulu, Sumatra.

What is the Project

The Zam Zam Global Orphanage in Bengkulu is just one place that does it’s best in a tough part of the world. When I visited the orphanage, they explained to me that a good portion of the rooms were collapsing and the water pump is broken. There are approximately thirty kids in this one orphanage and the place could use some help.

What’s Needed

I propose to buy them a new water pump = 4 million rupiah ($400+). I also propose to buy them some building material to fix up the building and add a extra room if possible ($500+).

The tipping point is set for 50%, which means at a minimum we can fix their water pump. But it would be nice to have some extra to provide a little more comfort.



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Enter Pledge Amount

  • pledge $10

    Unlimited backers

    Zam Zam Post Card with a thank you note - A post card from the orphans with a thank you note.

  • pledge $25

    Unlimited backers

    Zam Zam Poster - A poster of all the Zam Zam family with a big thank you.

  • pledge $50

    Unlimited backers

    The Zam Zam Package - Zam Zam Post Card, Zam Zam Poster and a personal thank you video from a member of the orphanage.


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