On 3 March 2015, Lensational joined two other charities, the Rural Urban Synthesis Society Lewisham and Tanzania Development Trust in a live crowdfunding event organised by YTFN, the part of The Funding Network that is focused on young people.
Thanks to the great turnout of that night – Lensational managed to raise £1,200 on the night, including matched funding from Santander Bank and the London School of Economics.
£1,200 will allow us to build sustainability across our three-step value chain in Pakistan. Half of it will go into conducting training workshops for 20 volunteers and 3 partner NGOs that we work with in Pakistan. The other half will go into the organisation of exhibitions in Lahore and London, so that we can sell the photos of our trained women and distribute 50% of revenue back to them – key to economic empowerment and Lensational’s financial sustainability.
We are looking forward to sharing with our funders the progress of our work 1 year from now!