Category Archives: Microfinance

The organisers of the East African Safari Classic Rally have announced the dates of the 2013 event: 21st to the 29th of November. I blogged the 2011 event in full with Race4Change.org and Tuthill Porsche. We had a ball, with … Continue reading

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Nice little video interview with Steve Funk on the Real Leaders website. Steven tells the story of our 2011 East African Safari Rally effort, the victory and the ideas behind microfinance. Steve’s passion for microfinance shines above everything else. Love … Continue reading

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Our final video – a recap of the Race4Change action surrounding our 2011 Safari Rally campaign – is now up on our Youtube Channel. The video shows all of our team in action: Steve Funk, Andrew Doig, Travis Pastrana, Fabrizia … Continue reading

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Well, the rally is over. In the end, we won and took sixth place: our Iowa farm boy philanthropist beating Race4Change’s fourth car, driven by a six-time Kenyan Rally Champion. That was Ian Duncan, who finished seventh. I’m waiting for … Continue reading

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Having spent over two years getting ready for this incredible event, it’s hard to believe the 2011 Safari Rally is over. It’s been a roller coaster for all of us: emotional ups and downs amidst personal struggles to stay motivated … Continue reading

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We have done it! We have won the 2011 Safari Rally, with Björn Waldegård behind the wheel of a Tuthill Porsche-prepared 911. We’re waiting for official confirmation of the result before the podium ceremony at 1pm in Mombasa, Kenya, but … Continue reading

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The day 8 data is in, and its been a decent day for the Race4Change Safari Rally team. Though it was disappointing to lose car 24 due to a snapped rear torsion bar tube – 24 is the Tanzanite Blue … Continue reading

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Here’s another great short video from Funk Factory Films featuring Mary Ellen Iskenderian of Women’s World Banking talking about why Safari is the perfect platform to launch this idea of racing to empower women. Mary Ellen also wonders how we … Continue reading

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I’m currently tracking stage 21 on the rally’s Google Earth software. It is a nail biter: sixth place Grégoire de Mévius has just got moving again after being stopped for ages at what I am being told is a mud … Continue reading

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Björn and Mathias Waldegård starting day 8 of the 2011 Safari Classic Rally seven seconds down on P1 was always going to mean an exciting first stage of the day. That is what we got. The former World Champion set … Continue reading

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