This is a story about things going horribly wrong and what helped us through it.
Joy's story was the first I wrote for The Adventure Project. It was nine months into our first year, and while we were gaining traction, it wasn't without a few bumps.
I laid down on the floor in my apartment, stretched out my arms, and stared at the ceiling.
I got fired. Even though it’s been over a decade, it still stings. Partly, because I’m often asked, “You were the third employee at charity: water? Followed closely with, “Why would you EVER leave?!”
We know this is a trying and scary time for us all. We’re working with our partners to ensure they are fully prepared as COVID continues to unfold. And we’re here for you, our community, too. Here’s a list of resources that might help in your time of need.
To help you stay informed on the latest developments surrounding COVID-19 in Africa, we have created a list of resources and news reports. Updated daily as the situation evolves.
The Adventure Project has launched an emergency relief fund to respond to the spread of COVID-19 within some of the most vulnerable communities around the world.
Winding through narrow streets, around potholes and ditches, our driver was careful to dodge all the children in school uniforms walking along the edge of the road.
What does it take to save the life of a child in Uganda? Listen to our Co-Founder, Becky Straw, as she takes you behind-the-scenes to meet two children struggling with malnutrition and the women working tirelessly to keep them healthy.
"As a mom, it is important for me to make a positive impact in the world and show my children that you can make a difference. It is not enough to just care, you have to strive to make the change."
"I stumbled upon a video about the Adventure Project on Vimeo. I really liked what I saw and decided to sign up and become a monthly sponsor. I'm glad I did. The Adventure Project shows you what they are doing. I feel I'm making a small difference in the world thanks to The Adventure Project."
"I joined The Adventure Project because after years of supporting other non profits providing things like wells, education, scholarships and the like, TAP was the first organization who was doing those things in a way that is sustainable and gave dignity back to the person getting the new job. No other organization can do so much with my donation."
"The Adventure Project stands out to me because of how engaged the company makes me feel. I regularly receive photos and handwritten notes (such a rare thing these days) about what's going on behind the scenes and how grateful they are for my support, which makes me realize that I truly am helping impact the world through them."
"I decided to join The Collective because I'm drawn to the Adventure Project's mission of helping communities by offering opportunity (and with that so many tangible and intangible benefits). Their focused work and on-the-ground partnerships make me feel that my monthly donations are going to help individuals for the long-term."