KickStart Partners with Pay It Forward to Help Reach Millennials and Offers a Hand Up to Farmers Around the World Hoping to Work Their Way Out of Poverty

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Pay It Forward Apparel commits to a yearlong partnership with KickStart. The non-profit could be the beneficiary of 25% of the charitable apparel firm’s total sales for the year.

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We are honored to be able to represent KickStart. Their “hand-up” model gives people a realistic way to get out of poverty and stay out of poverty.

Pay It Forward, or PIF, Apparel recently announced that KickStart will be one of the non-profits selected to be featured in their online store for the entire year. PIF, online charitable apparel firm, sells inspirational t-shirts to millennials to raise money and awareness for various non-profit organizations. The company has selected a group of twelve charities, all with different causes, that it will feature for all of 2013 and has committed 25% of their total sales. The partnership also means that KickStart meets Pay It Forward’s stringent vetting requirements of being an above average charity in terms of how it allocates its finances.

“We are honored to be able to represent KickStart. Their “hand-up” model gives people a realistic way to get out of poverty and stay out of poverty.” States PIF founder Matthew Moses.

KickStart is a unique non-profit social enterprise that gives a “hand up” to farmers in need in Africa. Their mission is to lift millions of people out of poverty, quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably. KickStart succeeds by designing, promoting and mass-marketing simple money-making tools that small-holder farmers buy and use to start highly profitable family enterprises. These new businesses create a sustainable solution to the rural poor’s most important need —a way to make more money—and enable the farmers to lift their families out of poverty. Their main programs are in Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, and Burkina Faso, but KickStart pumps are being sold all across sub-Saharan Africa.

So far 695,600 people are now out of poverty, 139,100 new enterprises have been created, and the fruits and vegetable needs for over 11 million people are being met thanks to KickStart.

Moving forward in 2013, as mentioned, KickStart is partnering with PIF (Pay It Forward) Apparel for the entire year. With every $330 raised KickStart will be able to help lift a family of 5 out of poverty. One pump from KickStart will increase a single farming business’s net income up to 1,000% on average! That is substantial for ANY business! These families are able to pay for school fees, ensure food will be on the table for family meals, as well as start saving for the future.

Customers can support that newly announced partnership by making a purchase from PIF Apparel and selecting KickStart to receive the donation. More information can also be found on the companies Facebook page.

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