Janette McDonald

Business Chicks 2018 Senegal Journey

Help me reach my goal

The Hunger Project is a global initiative to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world

I find this vision of empowering women in tremendously adverse conditions to find the courage to lead themselves and others to a better life where everyone can eat more than once a day and not go to bed hungry, very compelling.  So it wasn’t a hard decision for me to apply to join The Hunger Project Australia Development Board (Qld) in 2014, with a focus on supporting food security and leadership as I have a food science and food industry background and leadership experience.

However it was hard for me to think about going to see how things were achieved on the ground.    But in 2017 I was very fortunate to meet Geeta from India (https://thp.org.au/meet-geeta/and I suddenly realised how passion and dedication and persistence could make a significant difference not only for individuals, but also for their communities. I suddenly wanted to learn from these women and support their efforts and I knew I wanted to go on the next available trip. So 20 of us have embarked on a journey that will take us to Senegal to support the work of The Hunger Project as part of the 2018 Business Chicks Senegal Journey.

However in order to qualify for my place on this trip I need to raise $10,000 to support the work in Senegal, by the end of November.  Yes, this November. This is extremely daunting to me as I have to step out of my comfort zone and ask you to help me to get to my target.  I have taken the initiative and sold my piano to get my fund raising started and I plan to run a fund raising event in September. I have never done this before and I now understand how it might feel for the women I am supporting, without the education and background I have, to get started on their journey as well. 

Your tax- deductible donation will go a long way to empower women to enact change within their own communities to create a brighter future without hunger or poverty.

 I thank you for your support.

 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$2.01k

Janette Mcdonald Consulting

$1.03k

Janette Mcdonald

$1.01k

George Mcdonald

Very proud of you!

$510

Anonymous

Way to go - but keep at it - it will come

$500

Australian Vinegar

$310

Benjamin Walton

$310

Janette Mcdonald

$270

Anonymous

$260

Sharon

You go girl!

$260

Molly

Janette, This is inspirational stuff.

$260

Paull And Joanne Hoffmann

$250

Mike & Philippa Hyde

Empowering the womenfolk in these countries is probably the best way to slow the violence that retards so much development. Go for it Jan!! Mike & Philippa Hyde

$200

Fiona George

Go save the world, one woman at a time!

$150

David Chua

Hi Janette, May all your efforts bring the basic necessities to those in need, but may it also bring joy and hope into their lives. With all my best wishes for your safety, good luck!

$104

Chris Smith

Hi Janette, well done for your efforts. Very admirable. Best of luck.

$104

Frank &carol Spindler

Our best wishes on our venture -- Frank & Carol

$104

Deb And Ian Lillie

So happy to help you. Good luck and what an amazing experience. I had the privilege of being on a medical team that went to India last year. Felt so privilege.. Deb

$104

Anonymous

From the 4th XV money laundering swiss bank account

$104

Jim Catchlove

Well done on the project and your commitment. Jim Catchlove Class of 73.

$104

Scott Holland

Best of luck Janette!

$104

Abigail Elizur

what a wonderful initiative, best wishes, and full of admiration for you!! Love, Abigail xxx

$104

Toni Smith

Enjoy Senegal!

$104

Miguel Tovar

Thanks for this event. Looking forward to it. Good cause.

$104

Jenny Mackay

$100

Noreen Walton

Wishing you all the best with your endeavour.

$100

Renee Weaver

All the best Janette!

$100

Merridee Nguyen

It's a great thing you are doing. Hope you will achieve your target. Best wishes.

$100

Ann And Mike Prunty

Go Jan, we think George should go as well as the Logistics man...

$100

Bob Isaacs

Good luck with the project !

$94.64

Marie-jose Lewis

All the best, Janette!

$72.80

Anonymous

$67.60

Natalie Chadud

$67.60

Sylvain Josserand

We should make the registration process a bit clearer :) but I'll be there!

$67.60

Gayle Hovelmeier

$67.60

Jocelyn Young

$67.60

Alison Araos

$67.60

Andrew Brier

G'day Yarianni - I can't attend the event but thought I'd flick through a donation in my absence

$67.60

Ash Gillie

RSVP yes to event

$67.60

Rachelle Willis

$65

Reneke Van Soest

$65

Eugenia Arrarte

$65

Bridgette Brown

$62.40

Louise & Jim

Goodluck Janette, you & others are doing a wonderful thing... Louise & Jim..

$62.40

Deborah Loosley

Congratulations on signing up to the Hunger Project Journey - good luck with your fundraising efforts!

$60

Petrina Weatherstone

$26

Rebecca Richmond

I hope you meet your goals and safe travels xx

$25

Pat Mcnamee

Janette, I hope you are successful with this.

$5.20

Jacinta Sexton

Wish you well in your efforts.