Brodie has a terminal condition called Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) (reference Lorenzo’s Oil). He’s in a wheelchair and can’t talk anymore or move much. The project produced bottled water and falls under Social Manufacturing, which puts people before profit.
They created Chuptu Indigenous Corporation (The CiC ICN# 7783) as a legal entity where they could embrace and address social imbalances and the environment using new economic models and formulas.
What this allows The CiC to do is realize peoples true value and create a social manufacturing model and formula based on these findings.ember our process is all manual labor intensive. They do use machines like cappers or labellers. we have bottled water and displays as corporate gifts.
The project manager says "We understand that people are buying bottled water now, and will whether we are in the equation or not, therefore we want them to have a choice of high quality water produced locally by local people who need the jobs. What this means is those who buy a bottle of water from us will be playing a very important social role and we want them to understand this as time goes on. We need premises that have wheelchair friendly access and toilets in a good location on the Sunshine Coast where we live. We need to demonstrate to local councils and governments that it’s viable and it’s positive and that productive social benefits far exceed anything else currently available.We need sales and marketing staff who understand our model and the intrinsic value it holds for all society as it’s not just pushing a bottle of water."
As with any project you must use your own due diligence and take complete responsibility for anything you purchase. $60,000 will help with their lease. You can support the project here: http://www.pozible.com/project/35166