Startup rehouses 1000 Haitians via transparency-first crowdfunding

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

It is said that the most effective fundraising happens when donors feel like are making a difference. That’s why, right at the end of a crowdfunding round, when the project is nearing its goal, donations can often double and triple — people want to see their charitable efforts make something happen. Over the summer of 2015, a charity startup built more than 100 new houses in Haiti. New Story used a crowdfunding model for every house, and kept each individual project transparent, so donors can see the process from start to finish.

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