US$1,044.00raised of $1,230.00 goal goal
No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities
I am a freelance journalist based in Malawi, reporting on climate change, agriculture, environment, rural livelihoods and anything. Most of my work is published by online news platforms which means quality pictures are an integral element of my submissions. Below are links to some of my previous work:
However, I don't have a high quality camera which has made me to miss some income making opportunities.
It is for this reason that I thought of acquiring a professional camera so as to add value to my work as a freelance journalist in a competitive market. However, a market survey I made discovered that their prices are beyond my reach hence my idea to crowd fundraise.
When you are donating your hard earned money to my cause, be assured that you will be impacting on various people's lives through the work I will do using the professional camera you will assist me to acquire. Thank you for reading my campaign and if you cannot donate, please at least share with family and friends.
The campaign has been on going for three months now and we reached the initial target of $800 and we ordered the camera. However, the shipping costs from Canada where we ordered the camera to Malawi are more than what we initially planned for. In addition to that, we also learnt of other additional import taxes we never expected which has made us to adjust the fundraising goal to $1280. So I am appealing for additional $210 for import taxes so that my camera does not get confiscated by the tax authorities. This is my last appeal to all backers and supporters.
- Deogracious Benjamin Kalima
- Campaign Owner
Finally the camera is in my hands! Thank you all. I am excited and grateful!Update posted by Deogracious Benjamin Kalima at 10:42 am
Emily donatesUpdate posted by Deogracious Benjamin Kalima at 03:16 pm
We just received a donation of $8 from Emily Latimer. Thank you Emmie. With your donation, we have taken steps towards the goal.
Here Comes IevaUpdate posted by Deogracious Benjamin Kalima at 07:08 pm
After some weeks of inactivity, we have received a donation of $20 from Ieva Brenciute which has taken us some steps ahead. Thank you Ieva.
Latest Development As of 15 May, 2021Update posted by Deogracious Benjamin Kalima at 07:41 pm
Dear backers and supporters. Thank you for the support in donating your hard earned money towards my fundraiser for the DSLR camera. I am very much grateful for the ernomous support you gave me such that we reached the goal, and ordered the camera.However, my inexperience in buying and shipping. . . . .
Thank You Romario Valentine!Update posted by Deogracious Benjamin Kalima at 07:26 pm
Just as when all seemed down and helpless on the shipping and taxes issues, we have received another donation from Romario Valentine who has donated $10. Thank you Romario for supporting me and my work. You are already my hero for the work you are doing of cleaning the beach
Peter's Second Coming!Update posted by Deogracious Benjamin Kalima at 06:39 am
We just received a second donation from Peter Davey. He has donated another $50 to take our collection to 97 percent. Surely we are almost there. Thank you Peter!
Magno At It AgainUpdate posted by Deogracious Benjamin Kalima at 06:26 pm
We have received another donation by Magno Torres. This is his second donation to the campaign. Thank you Magno for the support. With your donation, we are now at 92 percent. Sooner we will be able to ship the camera. Together we will reach the goal.
From Italy comes Antonio!Update posted by Deogracious Benjamin Kalima at 04:44 pm
We just received a $30 donation from Antonio Perricone which takes our overall achievement to 90 percent. Thank you so much Antonio for donating towards the shipping costs. We are getting there soon. Grazie!
Here Comes LucaUpdate posted by Deogracious Benjamin Kalima at 07:45 pm
We just have received a donation from Luca Vogel who has donated US$20. Thank you Luca for your donation. We are closing in to the target for shipping costs. Together we will reach the final destination.
Second Donation From Sally!Update posted by Deogracious Benjamin Kalima at 08:13 am
Thank you so much Sally M. Fox for your second donation of $10. We are getting there.