Honor the 51 lives lost, by Empowering 51 lives in a Developing Country

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Given by 48 generous donors in 4 weeks

Establishing micro-businesses for 51 people who lack the luck of life.


We are going to honor the 51 lives lost in the Christchurch Mosque Shootings, by empowering 51 lives in a developing country, through establishing micro-businesses for 51 people. In 2019 according to BBC, Afghanistan was rated the most dangerous country in the world. Therefore, that is where we will begin our project. Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel approves of the project and has called it a 'living memorial' for the ones we tragically lost on March 15th.

We will set up micro-businesses for 51 people, who will be selected according to a certain criteria. We do not believe in charity, we wish to empower people who already posses capabilities, yet lack the opportunities.

Information about micro-credit and why we believe it is the key to solving poverty,


So far, our generous contributors to this venture are,

- Change for our Children

- Te Raranga

- University of Canterbury

- Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board


- North Methodist Parish

The entire journey will be Vlogged. There will be special videos created for those that empower at least 1 person. The footage will be compiled into a documentary, that will be premiered in Christchurch in March 2020.

How us kiwis will benefit from this project?

- The project will become a living memorial in honor of the 51 lives lost

- Kiwi youth will gain a sense of responsibility and a sense of empowerment from this project

- The love Christchurch showed, can be distributed to the rest of the world

- The victims’ families will get closure from the video recordings of the empowerment process

If you believe in empowerment, kindly share what you can.

More about us below,




Feel free to ask us any questions.

E: shah.bariz10@gmail.com

M: 022 176 2712

Use of funds

1 Micro-Business = $392NZD

Some examples of the micro-businesses,

- Tea stalls: Vendors selling tea and snacks

- Sewing Machines: Women empowered to sell clothing in the local market

- Portable carts: Which can be used to sell vegetable and fruit

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The support shown under 10 days  17 August 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who believes in equity. The support shown so far gives us greater motivation to carry out this project to the best of our abilities. We cannot wait to bring the impact created by you, to Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 05 Sep 2019
Canterbury Women’s Club unanimously support this endeavour.
Helen on 03 Sep 2019
What a great idea. Best wishes to you and to all the people who will be helped by this scheme.
Jasmine on 02 Sep 2019
It was a privilege to meet you both, Saba and Bariz. Thank you for your activism.
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Proud of you both

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