this was intended to be a 3-month project. Before we began, I received prices for all the branded kit that the the teams needed to professionally represent Dash. I worked out a budget, of approx 10 Dash in total (at the time), so I decided to phase it over 3 months of 3.3 Dash so that people could monitor our progress and results along the way.
If I received the 3.3 Dash that was budgeted for this month, the recent price increase would cover next-month's expenditure too, so I wouldn't need any more Dash for next month. This could become a 2 month project instead!
Plus there were a couple of items that were not in the budget. Although the teams bought their own track-suits, we have to pay for the Dash branding (I insisted!) and that amount is still owing. Approx 0.5 Dash today, or 1 Dash a month ago, roughly. In addition, we want to order another 100 tee-shirts for supporters (40 have already been printed - see the blog) - approx 1.5 Dash today. Banners and branding to display at matches - Appprox 1 Dash. After that: Dash-branded footballs, coans, portable goalposts, and more. And I'll continue to be transparent, and provide receipts for the money that we spend.
You surely can't imagine that I hope to get rich by scamming Dash for 3.3? I'd be an idiot to even try!!! This is a very honest project, which is doing some real good in the world. It is also becoming wildly successful. I met with the coaches again last night, and was amazed at how much they had educated themselves. A whole community is asking them what this new "Dash" thing is, and they want to be able to give proper answers. I spent an hour answering questions and I am doing a presentation on Friday. I never told them what to do. They installed Dash wallets by themselves and they know the daily price, so I tipped them! They understand privatesend and instantsend. They understand that Dash could replace Banks and Governments. They would now prefer to receive money in Dash than in our local fiat.
And they introduced me to the $4 billion stokvel investors market. And the unbanked people who keep large amounts of cash (life savings) under their mattresses. These guys are spreading the word, rapidly and enthusiastically, though soccer.
I will hopefully receive the latest video tomorrow. I believe it will be of high quality. To be posted soon.
This is what we have achieved already, for 3.3 Dash. An entire community is talking about Dash and as they learn, they want to buy some. Don't underestimate the stokvels - they are a savings vehicle. I've worked for 6 months to get involved with them as they offer an ideal synergy for Dash.
I simply want enough money to pay for the needed kit, whether it is done over one month or two. It is too little to justify a proposal yet. But can you tell me of any other project that is bringing as much awareness and adoption, for so little Dash? The project is working!
So I am reaching out to the people who are supposed to be able to fund small initiatives such as this one.