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Stephanie Bowers launched her nonprofit seven years ago after seeing mothers reusing disposable diapers in a struggling community in Peru. She really hit her stride after she found CaringCrowd and started crowdfunding for her organization. With 25 campaigns under her belt, she’s learned to ask for what she needs and to get what she asks for.
Preliminary Interview with Stephanie Bowers, the Founder of Jake’s Diapers.
The following is a brief pre-interview that provides context for the recorded interview you may watch or listen to at the top of this article.
Crowdfunding page: https://www.caringcrowd.org/empower-250-mothers-haiti
What is the purpose of your crowdfunding campaign?
Living in extreme poverty, most Haitian mothers are forced to choose between food & diapers. This has devastating consequences not only for basic sanitation and hygiene, but also on the empowerment of mothers. Diapers are an overlooked, yet so crucial basic need.
This project will provide cloth diaper kits that contain a supply of cloth diapers to last from birth to potty training to Haitian mothers in need.
More About Jake’s Diapers:
For-profit or Nonprofit: 501(c)3 Nonprofit
Jake’s Diapers is a nonprofit diaper bank ministry, providing the basic need of diapers to babies, children, and adults in extreme poverty whose caregivers have to choose between food & diapers.
Caring Crowd: http://caringcrowd.org/
CaringCrowd(R) is a crowdfunding site 100% dedicated to global public health. Individuals who want to support public health can browse projects that need funding and make a pledge to help. Any 501(c)(3) non-profit can submit a project and funding goal for consideration on the platform. Then, submitted projects are reviewed by a team of advisors to ensure they fall within our definition of public health. This platform was created by Johnson & Johnson as a driver for collaboration on global public health, and as a new way to bring funding to organizations tackling key public health challenges on the ground.
Stephanie Bowers’s bio:
Stephanie Bowers believes no caregiver, near or far, should ever have to choose between food and diapers. In January of 2011, her life was changed forever when she found herself on a mission trip to Pachacutec, Peru. While there, she visited a childcare facility where she saw caregivers who loved the children very much, and were re-using disposable diapers because they had to choose between food & diapers. Inspired to help just those 15 babies, Jake’s Diapers has now impacted more than 7,000 lives in 20 countries.
John Brennick’s bio:
John is a native of Boston and Germany and studied finance at Wharton and strategy at Yale. John brings to bear more than 25 years of entrepreneurial, non-profit and global healthcare industry experience. John is passionate about innovation and access to healthcare for everyone in the world.
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