WATCH THIS FILM: http://youtu.be/NlrLYBWgrDo
The purpose of C.A.N is to enable INTERACTIVE CHANGEMAKING and make it a fun and fulfilling experience.
You can watch a C.A.N film and virtually meet changemakers around the world - people who are dedicated to making the world a better place. And then - if you feel inspired to participate in the changemaking process - you CAN - by making a contribution that will 100% arrive in the project.
C.A.N follows up with the changemaker so you get to see where your money went and what a difference it made.
On our C.A.N HAPPINESS-INSIDE-OUT-TOUR through Ecuador we met LUIZ LEON, a cacao expert and former architect. We joined him to visit a quichua community in Amazonia - the rainforest of Ecuador. Luiz wants to help this community to trade cacao beans that grow wild in the jungle around the village.
We had to hike about 3 hours through the forest to get there. Even though the village is far off the grid, has no electricity and no running water the people there (around 150 - half of them children) live happily their traditional lifestyle in harmony with nature. But they have a hard time to sustain themselves financially because under these circumstances trading goods is very difficult. They have no money to purchase the goods urgently needed to fix their school building.
That's were we come in. We can all pitch in to make it happen.
Luiz used to be an architect. So he made the plans how to fix the roof of the school building and also build a toilet for the children. It will cost about $1000. For the exact numbers please look into the picture gallery. Luiz will also make sure that it all gets done properly.
Any money we will collect on top of this 1K budget will go toward providing solar lights so that the people can meet in their community hall after dark.
This is an INTERACTIVE DOUBLE FEATURE which means that the first film (CALL-2-ACTION) introduces the changemaker and the action plan.
We will follow up with a second film (COMPLETION FILM - shot by Luiz and edited by Tom) that will document the fixing of the school and the illumination of the village with solar lamps.
This way you will get to see exactly what was done with your donation and what a difference it made to the people there.
Please DON'T DONATE MORE THAN 50 €uros. The budget is relativly small and we want to give many people an opportunity to participate in this inter-active conscious action.
THANK YOU for making a difference together - because TOGETHER WE C.A.N.
Our special THANK YOU goes to LOVECHOCK for sponsoring of this C.A.N ECUADOR HAPPINESS-IN-SIDE-OUT-TOUR.