So if you haven't heard of Kickstarter, check it out today!
Kickstarter offers a way for entrepreneurs and dreamers to realize their goals. It's crowd-sourced fundraising. Typically the fundraisers offer different incentives depending on the amount that you give. The clincher is that if the person/group doesn't meet their goal in the allotted time, you aren't charged anything!
To that end FUUO will select one Africa-related Kickstarter project each month to feature here. The first FUUO Kickstart selection (special thanks to my friend Allison for passing it on) is Lessons of Basketball and War: A documentary project. Here's a description from the website:
is the story of a small group of adolescent girls who are dropped into Kevin’s life from half a world away in war-torn Somalia. After surviving a childhood marked by violence and deprivation, they now find themselves in a strange land with little to hold onto beyond the familiar comfort offered by family, culture and religion.