My wife, Amy, had inspired me to use my entrepreneurial skills to make more money for causes that we were passionate about. That led to us starting our own charity, Village Impact
, with a focus of bringing education to kids who didn’t have a chance to go to school.
So there I was, in the middle of nowhere, hundreds of mud huts on my left and an open, grassy field on my right. We stood there talking to the chairman of this community seeking information on what it would cost to build a school.
That’s when I asked… “What does it cost to fund the full-time salary of a teacher”?
His response was: “Roughly $100/month”.
Now at the time, I was selling our membership software (WishList Member) for $97 for a single site license. So when I heard $100/month, I made a connection.
I thought to myself, “If I just make one more sale per month and dedicate that to funding these teachers, imagine the ripple effect that could have for all these kids”.