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Hello and thanks for visiting the fundraising page for my upcoming Photographers Without Borders project in Tanzania.

In August I'll be documenting the vital work done by the Karagwe Rural Development and Environmental Conservation Agency (KARUDECA). KARUDECA is an NGO founded in 2007 by Steven Revelian, a teacher born and raised in Karagwe, a district in the northwest corner of Tanzania bordering Rwanda and Uganda. KARUDECA's mission is to empower marginalized communities through education, environmental and agricultural conservation, and economic self-sustainability.

I'm honored to be chosen by PWB to help share KARUDECA's story with the world. A powerful visual narrative is one of the most important tools a non-governmental organization has to promote its work and raise the funds necessary to carry out its mission. The cost of producing such a narrative is often prohibitive, however, and I'm excited by this opportunity to volunteer my time, skills, equipment and experience as a photographer to such a worthy project.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey by donating to the project. Anything you can manage, including your moral support, would be immensely appreciated—by me, but more importantly by the many communities and individuals who are touched by the good work that KARUDECA and PWB do.

- Jeff Mikkelson, May 2018

My PWB Storyteller Page

A note from Photographers Without Borders:

Every year, our photographers and videographers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of their time to document the work of grassroots initiatives that are making a real change in this world where it is most needed. By capturing, honouring and witnessing humanity at its best, we are not only inspiring many, but we are forging new narratives of what is and what is possible. 

You can help by supporting our photographers and videographers (See the side bar to the right to see fundraisers for our most recent recruits).

Each of our official photographers/videographers is assigned a GroupRev fundraising page by PWB upon acceptance. These pages are a privilege we offer that are intended to make our programs accessible to all and enable our volunteer photographers/videographers to raise their program fees and subsidize or cover these necessary project-related expenses:

  • Airfare
  • Visa's
  • Vaccinations
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Insurance

The following expenses are the sole responsibility of the photographer/videographer:

  • Privately arranged travel / Equipment & Equipment Insurance / Software / Extra Baggage Fees / Donation perks / Clothing / Postage/Postcard / Prints / Etc.

Photographers Without Borders® (PWB) envisions a world where we all put ourselves in each others' shoes and work together. Our mission is to inform and inspire positive change by visually communicating the ways that grassroots initiatives are addressing problems in their communities. PWB is registered as a charity in the United States with 501(c)(3) status and is registered as a not-for-profit organization in Canada. All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.

PWB is not responsible for any donations made outside of these pages.

Any overage amounts raised on GroupRev will be donated with the photographers direction, 100% to the Organization, 100% to PWB or split 50/50, between the photographer's/videographer's assigned cause and PWB, which is also a volunteer-run organization.


Learn more about PWB.

All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation $500.00
pier paolo Piccoli
Dear Jeff - a wonderful project and a worthwhile cause. Safe travels! PPP
John Wise $75.00
Arnold Weiss
Hats off to you, Jeff. It's yet another significant contribution from you to make the world a better place for all of us.
Congratulations on being picked for this project, Jeff! My prayers and thoughts will be with you for the great success of this project and for safe travels by all. Thank you for the opportunity to help and to be a part of this project! Love, Anne
Hi Jeff! So cool.
Salma Abdelnour
Congrats and enjoy!!
Gerald Mikkelson
Dear Jeff, May your humanitarian safari to Tanzania be overwhelming successful! Love, Dadm
Arden & Roxanne Dorn
Jeff! We are leaving for Europe tomorrow! We meant to contribute earlier and simply forgot to followup. This looks like it will be a wonderful experience for you! Arden and Roxanne
Tracy and Cindy
Thanks Jeff for doing this work. I know it will be exciting and rewarding but also a lot of work. Will be waiting to see some of the pix.
Michiko Boorberg
Congratulations Jeff! So happy for you!
Jae Jung
Best of luck on the project, Jeff!
Edward Machek $200.00
Greg, Gen, Tida, and Leif $100.00
Jessica $20.00
Paul Davis
That sounds like a wonderful thing Jeff. Wishing you all the best!
Lauren Ferguson $72.00
Katie Robbins
Good luck with this project!
Mistral $20.00
Nesha Burghardt
I'm looking forward to hearing all about your trip!
Ting Barrow $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Keith Recker
What a great initiative! Safe travels.
Jeff Mikkelson $250.00

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