UpSellit Co-Founder Travels to Africa to Help Orphanage

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Chris Wampler, the creator of SmartAgent automated chat and co-founder of UpSellit, traveled to Bethel Orphanage Centre in Uganda to lead a team in renovating several dormitories and to present a personal donation to improve the lives of the 100+ orphans who live and school at Bethel Orphanage. With an estimated 2.5 million orphaned children in Uganda alone, this was just one small effort – but UpSellit is inspired by the initiative and the major impact made on the lives of the children and plans to continue the support of Bethel Orphanage.

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Wampler at Bethel Orphanage Centre in Uganda.

Uganda is a beautiful place with incredibly friendly people – but many visitors to the country never see the poorer or less fortunate areas. It is very easy to make a large impact in peoples' lives and show that the rest of the world cares.

Chris Wampler, the creator of SmartAgent automated chat and co-founder of UpSellit, traveled to Bethel Orphanage Centre in Uganda to lead a team in renovating several dormitories and to present a personal donation to improve the lives of the 100+ orphans who live and school at Bethel Orphanage. With an estimated 2.5 million orphaned children in Uganda alone, this was just one small effort – but UpSellit is inspired by the initiative and the major impact made on the lives of the children and plans to continue the support of Bethel Orphanage.

"I have been dreaming of seeing Africa my whole life, but I did not want to go there without finding a way to give back," said Wampler who spent three weeks visiting numerous countries in Africa. "Uganda is a beautiful place with incredibly friendly people – but many visitors to the country never see the poorer or less fortunate areas. It is very easy to make a large impact in peoples' lives and show that the rest of the world cares."

Uganda, landlocked in East Africa has been ravaged by decades of war, internal conflicts and the AIDS pandemic. Without the protection of orphanages like Bethel Orphanage Centre, orphaned children in Uganda avoid abduction by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) by sleeping on city streets and traveling across the country in large nomadic groups. Thanks to the efforts made by these largely independent orphanages, these children are given the opportunity for stability and education in a safe environment that breeds goodwill and progress.

Wampler commented, "You hear this all the time, but it really is true that each and every one of us can make a big difference in the lives of these children. A little bit goes a very long way and has a broad and lasting effect on the lives of these unfortunate children. While I realize not everyone is able to go to Africa and volunteer, I encourage you to reach out and find an organization like Save the Children that allows anyone to make a lasting difference."

About UpSellit

UpSellit is a Site Abandonment Solutions provider that develops custom chat, email and survey technologies to increase conversions and deliver valuable consumer insight. UpSellit helps eBusinesses maximize their website traffic using strategic customer recovery solutions that provide assistance, capture remarking data, and gather non-customer feedback. Based in Westlake Village, CA, and founded in 2005, UpSellit customer recovery technologies can be found at http://www.upsellit.com.

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