Financial Costs

Money is an exchange of energy, a valued currency I need to obtain my goals and help many people future. That’s why I created this campaign and am asking for help.

In effort to be as honest and as transparent as possible, I’m including every aspect of what my next year and a half will look like finance-wise.

Curious of my Travel Itinerary? Click here and get an overview of my journey’.

Financial Costs:

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Travel / Accomodation

Flights:

Costa Rica to Mumbai, India (this is already paid) – no cost.

Train Costs – India $200

Dehli to Nairobi, Kenya $600

Travel South by Train, or Flight = $400

South Africa to Denpasar, Bali = $900


Visas:

$1,000 (and a ton of hassle – but it will be worth it!)


Room & Board:

$2,000

I’m prepared to “rough” it, couch-surf, sleep on floors, home-stay – volunteer for this exchange, and am hoping not to need more than this amount for a year and a half. That’s optimistic – but I think it can be done!

Food

$1,500 – $2,000

I may be a health foodie, but I can eat super simply and make ends meet in this respect as well. This will be for food costs, including potential to volunteer / home-stay with this included.


Misc. Fees.

$500

You never know what will come up, that’s why I hope to have a back-up just in case.

Total: $7,000

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Orphanage Projects

I’ll be working with four orphanages during my travels, for a period of about 4-6 months. (In India, Africa, and Indonesia). Hopefully this will not only help cut down on room / board costs, but be a creative and innovative way to give back while sojourning.

Garden Design

$500 for each x 4 = $2,000

This will include donated tools (which I will appeal to many companies and organizations to donate), organic seeds (either purchased or donated), assistance from local villagers, and possible permits needed to grow a simple, nourishing garden for each orphanage.

Tools and Educational Resources

$1,000 – with 25% of extra raised benefiting this cause.

This includes books, bed-nets, coloring tools, toys, and other needed essentials.

Open Opportunity

If extra resources or funds are donated, I’d like to possibly implement long-term changes to help positively shift these children’s’ lives.

Total: $3,500

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NGO / Non-Profit Start-Up Costs

As explained in the Overview section, a main purpose for this project is to plant the seeds for the future NGO, Bloom for Life. While on the road, forming relations, and partnering with like-minded companies and organizations, I’ll be finishing and working with partners to officially found this venture.

This takes money, resources, and time, however.

Filing & Licensing $1,200 – $2,000

There are many costs necessary to officially be recognized as a NGO or non-profit organization. Research, investment, and lawyer fees can add up.

Business Management, Social Media $1,500

I am not a business genuis – yet. But I will be working on a budget with marketers, a business manager, and volunteering helpers to take this organization to the next level.

Total: $2,500 – $3,000


Book Publishing

My hope is to find a qualified, respectable, and driven agent who works on commission, therefore there will be no upfront costs for this venture. I only need time and resources to devote about 3-4 months to wrapping up all ends of these two book projects.  (most costs are in room / board / accommodation).

Total: None!

 

Overall Finances Required: $14,000

That’s a year and a half of travel, philanthropic opportunity, and financial / business planning for a venture that will help millions in the future. Yeah, I know. I think it’s worth it.

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How I will be supplementing:

As you can see, the base budget for this venture is about $13,500 – $14,000. This is comfortable. This, I can do. I can get everything accomplished, possibly even take a breather when needed, and spend time to completely be and capture each moment as it comes.

But my campaign is for $10,000. Honestly, I feel that it can go above and beyond both numbers, but I am starting reasonable with the hope that it will grow as word gets out.

I am also a freelance writer and ambitious, hard-working entrepreneur, so funds may come during my travels in other ways:

Article Writing: I freelance write on all topics related to natural living, sustainability, truthful media, and self-help transformation.

Online Holistic Health Coaching: I’ll probably do this via donation with people I meet or supporters online.

Speaking Demonstrations / Educational Plant-Based Culinary I have skills! I can partner with health-focused clinics and share my experience, wisdom, and inspire others to live more connected to the Earth, natural foods, and themselves.

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Volunteer, Volunteer, Volunteer.

Obviously one of the most expensive aspects of this adventure is the food, flight, and accommodation requirements. I can cut down on this extensively by volunteering in centers, working with orphanages (hey – I’m already doing that!), couch-surfing, doing work-exchange, or temporarily living with people in exchange of assistance I meet along the way.

I’m not worried – connections, resources, and opportunity to make this a reality will all come!

Please learn more about my TRAVEL plans here. And please DONATE here!