For a little while now, the website www.peoplefund.it has been helping us to reach our first target for the bloomtrigger project, which is to sell 10,000 blooms (£5,000) to protect 50 hectares of rainforest in Peru.
This website has been created to support environmental and social startup projects to get the funding require during their difficult early steps. There you can find plenty of inspirational ideas that, like the bloomtrigger project, may just change the world. It is very easy to create an account and to start pledging your support for as little as £1.
Every project has a deadline to reach their target and if they are not successful in reaching it, then the backer’s money is given back (in fact, it doesn’t go out from backer’s account until the project has reached its target). Furthermore, backers have an award for their support which is completely different for every project. In the bloomtrigger’s case we award our backers with ‘blooms’ and the satisfaction of protecting their own part of rainforest.
Our fundraising target on peoplefund.it website in not so high in comparison with other projects as we have already managed to raise more than half of the money needed to reach our first project through our own website. Anyway, we still need to raise nearly £2,000 in next 7 weeks to complete our pilot phase and allow us to grow to protect wider areas of rainforest!
Below is the video that we have created to encourage people to become a backer of the bloomtrigger project on peoplefund.it.