Dave considers giving back to be very important. 10% of all profits are donated to a non-profit foundation being formed by Dave Bauer called Lightforce One. The mission of Lightforce One is to make lasting differences in the world with projects where the work of the donor’s dollar will likely outlive the donor!
Dave is currently working on projects with an orphanage and primary school for abandoned and orphaned children in Uganda. The goal of the work s to make the school fully self-sufficient. When he started working with the school in August of 2018, the school had a guaranteed annual spend of $28,000. They had a guaranteed income of $1,000. The rest of the money would come in as a surprise donation here and there or having some extra tomatoes to sell. None of that income was reliable or predictable. Often there were shortages. Dave is working with them to build a solid reliable source of income. He is also working on reducing expenses. By introducing agriculture projects and a brick making projects, not only does the school earn money for their expenses, but people are also learning a trades and the whole village benefits.
By April of 2019, the school will be fully self-sufficient through agriculture projects, brick making projects. Their predictable income will match their predictable expenses – They will have a balanced operating budget! All of this from many hours of Dave working with the leader of the school, developing a strategy and about $10,000 worth of one-time investments.
He intends to use the work he is doing with this school and village as a template for projects across the globe as well as here at home with Native American reservations.