What is imagine1day?
imagine1day is a growing, global community of people making passionate contributions to ensure every child in Ethiopia receives a quality education. Our mission of developing leaders to elevate the world guides our every step. We are a movement powered by endless creative energy to help the next generation of leaders who will carry Africa into a new era of prosperity.
Where does my money go?
Donations will fund equipment, transportation, installation, and training necessary to build technical skills and knowledge to sustain the system and effectively integrate it into the community. Installation will take place in February 2014.
Why participate?
Because with your donation, you are helping to create a future that would not otherwise be possible. The gift of light is one way to ensure every child in Ethiopia receives a quality education.
Did you know?
  1. 13 = # of months in Ethiopia (one of very few countries left with their own calendar)
  2. 30 = # of days in a month in Ethiopia, remaining days of the year comprise the 13th month
  3. 2,000 = population of Abada Community in Ethiopia
  4. 365 = # of days without electricity in Abada today

Friends of imagine1day, Inc. will handle the distribution of your donation.

Thanks to...

Feb 15 Starbucks gave $26 for a share of the Abada solar system costs through Friends of imagine1day
Jan 25 Sarah gave $13 for a share of the Abada solar system costs through Friends of imagine1day
Jan 23 Kristina made a $30 contribution
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Dec 21 Matthew gave $13 for a share of the Abada solar system costs through Friends of imagine1day
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Martin gave $13 for a share of the Abada solar system costs through Friends of imagine1day
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Dec 11 Neal gave $100 for a share of the Abada solar system costs through Friends of imagine1day
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Nov 25 Christina gave $20 for a share of the Abada solar system costs through Friends of imagine1day
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Nov 24 William gave $20 for a share of the Abada solar system costs through Friends of imagine1day
Nov 20 Corrina gave $20 for a share of the Abada solar system costs through Friends of imagine1day
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Oct 31 Doug gave $50 for a share of the Abada solar system costs through Friends of imagine1day
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Donate today and help us give the gift of light

Our goal: In 30 days, we will raise $13 for each person in the Abada Community in Ethiopia (population ~2,000) to fund a solar energy system that will fuel their village 365 days a year.

Electricity is one of the biggest impediments to progress and education in Africa. Today, in the Abada village, there is no electricity. This solar system will be life-changing for 650 primary school, grades 5-8, and will serve as a source of power for the entire community.

With your help, we will be a catalyst for progress. Our work will empower:

  • Kids to have access to the Internet to aid their education
  • Adults to have electricity for night classes and workforce training
  • People to charge cell phones and computers to conduct business and stay connected
  • Everyday necessities at home, like a stove to cook on, food refrigeration and a lamp to read under
  • Street lights to create a safer community for women and children

All donation amounts are appreciated. $13 will light up a life. $78 will bring light to a family. $390 will support a classroom. $1,300 will help 100 people. $18,000 will light a classroom for 20 years.

We invite you to help us—whether it’s by helping to spread the word, in-kind support, or individual and business donations. Discover your unique contribution to this world.

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About imagine1day

imagine1day is a growing, global community of people making passionate contributions to ensure every child in Ethiopia receives a quality education. Our mission of developing leaders to elevate the world guides our every step. We are a movement powered by endless creative energy to help the next generation of leaders who will carry Africa into a new era of prosperity.