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Black community and lots of things to help others in the midst of this economic downturn and our next guests are doing just that.
Marco Morgan director of business development for self help Africa and -- -- jewelry is -- is -- jewelry designer also involved in the project.
Thank you both for being here thank is okay so tell us first what exactly is self help Africa.
Soap -- that is -- not for profit organization.
To empower people living in rural Africa so they can achieve their own economic independence.
So we do this we think production almost to work with people as they can sort of -- small business and Begin to really have a livelihoods.
Yeah that's part of how might that these people that we consistently send money down and we're not religious and it used.
Absent any -- -- need for it litre thirteen fourteen years billions of dollars has been spent on eight times.
It's creating a situation whereby people have to and I don't go to an aid agency for their shelter for education for -- for everything ready so.
Creating a situation whereby.
People are able to make their living is really bring them one step away from the -- Still -- -- -- change makers fall on October 28.
Second annual and I notes and agreeing is -- -- she and Susan -- seasons she's fantastic huge fan of fox we love her ex president of Rock the Vote.
-- -- big event to raise awareness and how do you get involved in this now well.
I got involved because that a friend of mine -- his view that program has instantly.
You know attracted to to what they're doing in and the work -- about Africa is doing.
And I decided -- at peace that would benefit the program -- benefit.
You know all the great things that they're doing in Africa said basically we created a -- where.
And 50% of the proceeds will go directly to south South Africa and the self -- Africa -- a great job of canvassing those funds directly to the people of Africa and essentially giving people that first step to start.
You know their own businesses in and give them that one you know that that one -- -- to really.
Start their own farms grow their own food and and we're really an upturn just the name of your company is generate tax general region yes.
You are -- designer principle of it.
And so you are donating 50% of the proceeds of the bracelet that's right the next -- -- -- gorgeous stand here excuse I yeah.
So this is invented -- bracelet and -- come to see bracelet and the idea was that self help Africa.
-- one of the primary tools is is it's sort of loaning -- To farmers in Africa -- video as we have that sort of symbol of what they're really doing in and sort of that.
Initial -- that that that the people in rural Africa are getting from south South Africa.
And using that -- sort of hopefully -- -- it on hand don't -- to -- change makers welcome make it here rips in order and yes I actually am starting to they were letting people pre order Morgan -- releasing it was self help Africa.
In the next month or so but we can pre order come on our website with it which is -- excite com.
General redux dot com are it's it's JE -- I think we have to let's say are you aren't edu X dot com go -- the bracelet.
OK so that she -- bonds coming up.
We're in the middle of a recession are you finding any sort of -- releasing people pulling back on donations is -- harder to get people on bomb.
Today it's actually it's it's an interesting question because.
We actually started in the US in late 2009 so we essentially -- since it in that you know pretty core economic situation.
And I think people who were completely crazy to and I can't even while I had that but we've actually find that people have been incredibly supportive on.
I think a lot of the house to do with the fact that it's about keeping an opportunity this is not about a -- this is really about health club.
And it has resonated with people in in ways about that I guess where.
Even surprised that people have been very generous with that with what they can give an offer not -- -- -- and you know people want to volunteer with us they want to.
Help out with politics and -- really get connect the organization not way.
We -- mention that you're doing a great job of getting the money to the people that is a huge concern for people.
You know the whole thing with Haiti every -- donated money no wonder where went people who really hesitant these days about that how do you how do you insure them it's gonna get there.
Well ahead and currently where.
Think at like six cents us and joins -- 4% of everything that is race is going directly to help communities in Africa which I think is as an astonishingly.
Now -- 6% you see basically for my overheads exactly exactly and I think one of the reasons is that.
Everybody who we work with and I forget is from that country themselves from the country director -- and this means that you know we don't -- It's tough it's gonna get there where -- could be fixed security costs and -- the costs associated with getting people -- there's so that's definitely one of the reasons.
The rest you know we we have vigilance so auditors to make sure that every penny is getting to where we.
So people -- similar -- in the CNN before.
We go and I wish we had more time with you guys but but -- general redux is doing well during this whole.
Recession gas gun if you felt that yet -- -- think -- gift response -- obviously.
You know you.
We reacts to what our customers are acting to me to that they're getting great product and make -- that it's.
You know something -- on something that makes you feel good when you're wearing it -- -- you're not getting lots of Hillary that you're getting that one special piece and you know we weenie -- business decisions that are way different than -- where you know 2006007.
You know that's that's -- the world -- and -- you know.
The fact -- survived He doesn't succeed through all this holding I think you deserve -- backed bonds just because many many small businesses did not reach is Julie.
Principal at general reduction got the website and -- organ director of self help Africa website is self help African stock award.
Check -- out maybe people can make it cheese makers -- not go by the bracelet thank you thank a chance.
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