CHARITY BEGINS IN YOUR HEART!
Over the past few years the Budapest-Bamako has grown into the largest charity rally in the world. We are the prime example of community to community direct giving. You are free to create your own charity project, raise funds or donations and deliver the gifts. All middlemen are completely eliminated. We will help you to make sure that your gifts reach the right recipients. Be creative, be daring! Help us promote peace, cooperation and friendship across borders by spreading your love.
|SCHOOL PROJECT GUINEA-BISSAUBAN 2012
Guinea Bissau is the world’s fourth poorest country. In some regions illiteracy rates reach as much as 90%. Help us build a school near Gabu to end the cycle of poverty. The school will be built and managed by Hungarian and Brazilian volunteers and missionaries. Collect funds and supplies!
Previous projects and success stories:
|VILLAGE VENTURES. DIEMA, MALI
We love to help grass roots, micro NGOs, such as Pam Young’s one woman project, Village Ventures in Diema. We dug a well, installed solar panels, brought 700 bikes, medical supplies, ambulance and solar panels to the people of Diema. Learn more about Pam’s project at VillageVentures.com
|JCI NOTHING BUT NET 2011
800,000 children under five die of malaria each year in Africa. JCI’s rally teams have delivered 10,000 mosquito nets to Mali and Senegal with the 2011 rally. Each net could save the lives of mulitple children in Africa for many years to come.
|DIGGING A WELL
Participants of the rally have helped dig two wells in Mauritania and Mali. Water means life in these villages. Children often have to walk long distances to fetch water to their village. It’s always the women’s and children’s job to bring water. Digging a well can improve their lives and help power struggles between villages.
|AMBULANCES TO AFRICA
West Africa is suffering from a chronic shortage of emergency rescue vehicles. Many cars that are deemed outdated or non-compliant in the Europe or North America can still serve to save lives in Africa for many years to come. CharityMarch.org collects and refurbishes such ambulances. You may find and drive your own or contact them to obtain an ambulance.
|BUILD A SCHOOL
If you’re looking for a very ambitious project, build a school in Mali or Mauritania. In 2010 the Norwegian Bamako team raised the funds and gathered local resources to build a small school in a rural community in North Eastern Mali. The school opened for the 2010/2011 academic year.
Since 2009 a huge 18 wheeler truck accompanies the rally to Africa. The truck is loaded with the donations that the teams have gathered. All items are boxed, categories, labeled and organized for cross border shipping by volunteers of the African Hungarian Union (ahu.hu). If you don’t have enough room in your car AHU will help deliver your gift. Clothes, tools, books, educational materials, medical equipment, medicine, bicycles, sewing machines, childrens toys, water purifiers, solar cells are always appreciated.