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One of the biggest donations to BeWelcome ever

written by duesseldorf - 2017/01/14 00:12

I could hardly believe my eyes when I checked the incoming donations and found out that BeWelcome has just received one of the biggest donation in its history: Member saraedum donated 200 Euros - one tenth of our donation goal 2016/2017.

Big thank you from whole BeWelcome goes to Columbia where saraedum is travelling at the moment!

I asked him about his motivation to donate this much money. Here is his answer:

"I am travelling now full time for almost two years. Honestly I think it is a pity that I continue using CS because I like the democratic structures of BeWelcome so much better. But sadly BeWelcome (and also Servas) are not big enough and therefor no option for traveling in Latin America.
If I can support BeWelcome this way I am very happy."

This sums up so well the spirit of BeWelcome ... but also the challenges we are facing. We are still pretty much Europe-centered and did not reach the critical mass of members in other continents yet. If everyone continues spreading the word then BeWelcome will soon be a truely active global community.





written by amnesiac84 - 2 years ago (i)
Thanks a lot to saeaedum and all other members who donated!

I remember we also had a donation of €740 and one of €700 in the last years.

I have the feeling we can finish this donation goal in some weeks :)

very inspiring

written by sammiekong - 2 years ago (i)
I noticed also that we have reached more than half of our donation goal already! Many thanks to saeaedum and all the other members who donated! Hoping that with the launch of the new website, BW can be more developed outside Europe!

written by wind - 2 years ago (i)
amnesiac84 is right, there were several big donations in the past. February 2016 200€, March 2015 114€, August 2014 700€, January 2014 740,57€ and April 2013 1000€.

written by duman - 2 years ago (i)
Hi duesseldorf

Congrats for this!
I have been curious for long time about the running budget of BW and if you are saying 200 was 10% so it means the whole cost is 2000 (?)

I am personally on a student budget and will donate as soon I find a job.

My question is: what is the reason the donation goal is held so low? You remember that for the pre-corp CS, it was about 170,000 a year.
I personally dont see any reason why a good budget cant be a goal.

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