Jemma Rigg

Business Chicks 2019 India Journey

Fundraising for The Hunger Project Australia

I am fundraising for the Hunger Project Australia.

Why have I chosen this project? At the start of 2018 my 8 year old daughter, and I were talking about our New Year's resolutions. She told me she wanted to do something for the homeless people of Perth and arrange an event with her friends to raise money and/or clothing for those less fortunate than us. She asked me what I was going to do this year and how I was going to make a difference. Being fit and healthy or running a marathon didn't seem to meet her expectations. Her New Year's resolution inspired me to be a better leader and role model and so I was left questioning myself, "How can I make a difference? How do I be as inspirational as my daughter?"

A couple of months later I was still asking the same question, when I found myself at a Business Chicks breakfast. Olivia (the CEO of Business Chicks) talked about Business Chicks partnership with The Hunger Project Australia and mentioned a program in India in 2019 and I immediately felt, "This is it!" This is the opportunity for me to change some of my ways and become a better leader and role model for not only my children but for others also. So...I applied for one of the 20 places on the trip and a couple of months later I was incredibly excited when I was informed, I had been selected to embark on a journey taking us to India to support the work of the Hunger Project!

I encourage you to make a tax- deductible donation to this remarkable project. Your donation goes directly to the Hunger Project. (ie. you are not paying for my trip or experience- I fund that myself). Your donation goes a long way to empower women to enable change within their own communities to create a brighter future without hunger or poverty. I thank you for your generosity and support.

 

WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?

$25 could provide workbooks and chalk to a nursery school in Africa so they can continue to learn to read and practice writing

$45 could fund a VISION, COMMITMENT, ACTION WORKSHOP for a community

$50 can provide anti-malarial bed nets to five families.

$100 is the size of the first micro-finance loan for a budding female entrepreneur. This is enough to purchase a pig to farm or purchase equipment to start a small business

$120 could train 40 people in effective farming techniques

$260 is the cost of training one elected women's representative for a year to strengthen leadership capabilities OR it could provide 4 people with entrepreneurial training and a microfinance loan

$500 could allow a community to purchase food processing equipment reducing the amount of time it takes to prepare dietary staples. This allows more time to spend earning an income and educating their children

$1,300 is the cost of training 1 elected women representative for 5 years across her tenure in government

$5,000 can train 25 HIV animators in Africa. AIDS is 100% preventable. If empowered with accurate information, and freed from social taboos, attitudes and behaviours that fuel the epidemic, the people of Africa have proven that they can protect themselves and their families.

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Anonymous

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Garage Sale

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John Welborn

Well done Jemma. Good luck with your journey.

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Madeleine Hope

$260

Peter Sullivan

Great Initiative

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Nick Lisowiec

$260

David Kelly

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Roger & Sandra Speers

Nice one Jemma, inspiring, your daughter sounds scary! (in a good way!)

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Claytonkruger

You GO girl! ;)

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Jemma Rigg

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Mikaela Cross

$208

Yasmin Broughton

Hi Jemma Great initiative! I hope you enjoy the trip. Yas

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Jemma Rigg

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Kate Fitz

Awesome work JC love JC

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Brett Von Bergheim

Fantastic work Jemma- inspiring!

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Goose

'..enough to purchase a pig' ...can't really go past that description and not hit 'donate'. :-)

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Rosie Rock

Inspirational work Jem. Great to hear about this project. Sending lots of love from the Rock Family

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Julie Bogle

What an amazing experience that is going to be Jemma. Good on you, it's always wonderful to see women empowering women.

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David Blackmore

Good luck and lots of love xxx

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Irini

This is awesome Jemma, well done!

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Andrea Maxey

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Peter Beilby

Good luck with it all

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Lara Hall

Love you xx

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Alisa Wilkinson

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Catherine

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Ray Mccarthy

Good Luck Jemma

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Jess Boyd

Good luck!

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Jemma Rigg

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Sarah Devine

Good luck Jem. What a gorgeous story. Xxx

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Phoebe Laing

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Inger Petrillo

You are amazing & an inspiration Jems! Love ya xoxo

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Tessa

You are doing great Jemma!!!!

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Simon Duncalf

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Samantha Richardson

You are one awesome human being Jem, luv ya!

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Noodles

Amazing project Jem! Best of luck with the fundraising.

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Sarah Moore

Inspiring work Jem xx

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Danielle Priestly & Clint Read

Incredible way to give to others and very inspiring, Jem! Xx

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Anonymous

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Fleur Hogan

Inspiring stuff Jem! 👏

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Lareina Learnihan

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Sarah Lloyd

Good on you Jem xx

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Ken George

Proud of you, Jem.

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Mccorquodale Family

Please don’t change ALL your ways! ;) Very proud of you, Jem. I’m sure your kids are too. (Except when you tell them it’s bedtime). X

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Penelope Van Zeller

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Lareina And Mike

Congrats Jem and good luck!!

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Sarah Wright

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Jill Courtney

You're a legend Jemma!! :o)

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N Mccarthy

Great work Jem!

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Garry Reed

Great work Jem! Inspirational

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Vanessa Squires

Go you!! Xx

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Jen Boss

Congratulations on being selected for this project Jemma. Good luck! xx

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Brooke Green

You're a legend Jems!!!

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Jared Reed

Good luck!

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Megan Schmiede

Congratulations on being selected Jemma! What an amazing cause and experience.

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Shannon Mckenzie

Truly inspiring my dear. Well done you. You will most certainly make your children proud.

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Theresa Maitre

Awesome job !!

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Jeanine Warner

Good luck Jemma 😊

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Jane Bridgwood

Great idea Jemma. Good luck with the project.

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Nicole

Great achievement jemma and a great cause!

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Andrew Black

Great work Jem, Blacky x

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Jess Stanley

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Christopher Binns

Happy birthday Jum! Love ya pal x

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Chris Bullard

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Rob Cotterell

Great work and great cause JR!!