Bringing Water Hope, One SHAmmy at a Time: A Success Story

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In a world often filled with challenges, setbacks, and hurdles, it’s truly heartwarming to witness the power of collective action and compassion. Today, we’re bursting with pride to share the incredible journey we’ve embarked upon with the SHAmory community and the Built With Bitcoin Foundation. What started as a simple idea blossomed into a tangible force for good, bringing hope and transformation to the beautiful village of Muyoboro in Rwanda.

How It Started

Let’s rewind to March of 2023, a pivotal moment when SHAmory partnered with the Built With Bitcoin Foundation to introduce the adorable SHAmmy plush toy. With every purchase of a SHAmmy, 21% of the proceeds were dedicated to a noble cause: building a water well in an underserved community in Africa. Our initial goal was ambitious yet attainable—$5,000 to construct a lifeline for the people of Muyoboro.

Where We Are Now

Fast forward to today, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve not only met our target but exceeded it with flying colors! Through the unwavering support of our incredible community, we’ve sold 486 SHAmmy plush toys over the past year, raising a total of $5,081. But that’s not all—our #GiftASHAmmy initiative has touched hearts and changed lives, with 241 SHAmmy’s gifted directly to children in Africa, spreading joy and comfort far and wide. A huge shoutout to our bundle #GiftASHAmmy sponsors that went above and beyond to help support this cause. Oshi, Ten31, Emeralize, What Bitcoin Did, Paxful and Brad Mills are gems of the community with hearts of gold. We’d also like to recognize Satoshi’s Journal and CleanSpark for the generosity in providing direct donations to the Built With Bitcoin Foundaiton earmarked to support this water well.

The Specifics

Now, let’s zoom in on the heart of our endeavor—the Muyoboro Village, nestled in the Bugesera District. Before the arrival of the water well, the journey to secure water was nothing short of arduous. Imagine trekking 12-15 kilometers, enduring a seven-hour odyssey just to obtain this basic necessity of life. But today, thanks to your generosity and compassion, that narrative is being rewritten.

The new well, a 50,000-liter marvel equipped with a natural filtration system, stands as a beacon of hope for the 312 households and 1,564 individuals in Muyoboro. No longer do they have to embark on long and tiresome journeys; instead, water is readily available right in their village. The impact of this transformation is immeasurable—it means improved health and an empowered community ready to thrive. The building of the well was implemented by local technicians assisted by the Built With Bitcoin Foundation’s engineer under supervision of District officials.

Our Work Isn’t Over

As we eagerly await the completion of this remarkable project in the coming month, we’re filled with gratitude for each and every person and company that contributed to this cause. You all embraced the spirit of giving through your purchases and donations and played a crucial role in this journey.

But our work doesn’t end here—it’s only just beginning. Our SHAmmy’s will continue to be available for sale or available to gift with the proceeds going towards the next project in Africa that we target with the Built With Bitcoin Foundation. More info on that in the coming months. Together, we’ll continue to champion initiatives that uplift communities, spark joy, and pave the way for a brighter future. So let’s celebrate this milestone, knowing that our collective efforts have made a tangible difference in the lives of our global bitcoin family.

Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey. With your continued support, we’ll keep spreading hope, one SHAmmy at a time. Together, we’re unstoppable. 🌟

Warmest regards,

The SHAmory and Build With Bitcoin Foundation Teams