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Go to Africa with nonprofit founded by South Shore native

H2H provides vocational training to locals in order to create sustainable hygiene solutions. The organization is looking for people to join them on their next trip overseas.
Courtesy / Health 2 Humanity |

Health 2 Humanity (H2H), a nonprofit organization focused on creating sustainable hygiene practices in developing nations, is searching for people to join them on a trip to Africa — all expenses paid. The three-step process includes creating a Crowdrise link connected to the organization’s own campaign, joining H2H’s private Facebook group and sharing a fundraising goal with friends and family.

“The main trip we’re pushing right now is the December/January trip to Kenya, back to where we started. But that’s just the most immediate possibility,” H2H founder and 21-year-old South Lake Tahoe native John Cefalu said.

There are four fundraising tiers that H2H is promoting. Anyone who raises $6,000 for the organization automatically gets to join H2H on a trip of his or her choosing. Those who raise $3,000 are entered into a raffle with 10 others who have also raised $3,000. Two from the group will be given plane tickets to Africa. For people who reach the $1,000 tier, they are included in a raffle group of 20 people and one plane ticket will be given away. The final tier, $500, includes a raffle group of 40 people, from which one plane ticket is raffled.

“The money is going towards launching new products and getting the current product into different retail outlets, getting the right people on our team, and continuing to get the word out,” H2H’s chief marketing officer Cori Maass said.

People who make it into any of the four tiers get a spot on the H2H Tough Mudder Team competing in Temecula on Oct. 15-16, four bars of H2H soap, a social media shout-out and their name on the H2H website, as well as a H2H shirt and personal thank-you note.

H2H trips last on average two weeks, and the organization’s campaign began at the end of July.

“Meeting the people that are involved in this story and setting up the foundation for their future and giving resources to help people grow. It was the most incredible experience I’ve ever had,” seven-year South Lake Tahoe resident Meghan Burk said.

She went to Africa with H2H on the organization’s trip to Northern Uganda in June earlier this year.

To learn more about joining the next H2H trip, visit http://www.h2hsoap.com/africatrip or find the organization on Facebook at Health 2 Humanity. For more information on the nonprofit, visit http://www.h2hglobal.org. Corporate information can be found at http://www.h2hsoap.com.

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