It’s official, we’ve made it onto Kickstartr and are now ready for the world! Please head over to Kickstartr (if you haven’t already) and contribute to this amazing project! This is only the beginning of a large initiative to preserve and spread stories from the small nation of Tuvalu.
For those who aren’t familiar with Kickstarter, it is a web-based, grassroots fundraising tool for creative projects. Individuals propose and then list projects on the Kickstarter website where friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances, and strangers alike can pledge different contributions to the project in exchange for a series of rewards. The pledges are collected in an ‘all or nothing’ fashion, so each project is accompanied by a monetary goal which must be reached before the project creator can reap the benefits of the fundraiser. This protects both the project creator and its supporters, and ensures that no projects end up half-assed. I like that.
Kickstarter is founded on the principles that: a good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide; and a large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement. Here’s a video to help explain to you a bit more about what they’re about:
Once again, if you haven’t done so already, please head over to our Kickstartr page, and help us reach our funding goal!
Fafetai (thank you)!!!