A SHOOT IN THE DARK
Karaka is run as a non profit cooperative. All the money we receive from the contributing crew is used integrally to finance the running and the maintaining of the boat. In order to make it accessible to everybody, we keep the weekly contribution as low as possible, so that people on a budget can afford sailing with us and experience an alternative, community oriented, self-sustainable, low impact seafaring lifestyle. The downside of all this is that we have only very limited funds available for the long term maintenance costs, for the replacement of worn or damaged gear and for the financing of the various projects of improvement we would like to undertake.
This page is a shoot in the dark to try to reach anybody out there who might be inspired by what we do, and who might be interested in sponsoring us or giving us a little financial boost under the form of a small donation. Any amount helps.
We signed up with Paypal for its simplicity of use. To contribute to the Karaka, just click on the "donate" button and follow the procedure.
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And also for the generous souls, we would gladly accept gifts and donations directed toward us as individuals and not toward the boat funds... We make a point of not using the boat money for our personal expenses and that means we usually have to find some ways to make money on the side. Any donations would enable to dedicate ourselves fully to Karaka. Also we are trying to set up a Karaka co-op which would enable us to function as a collective without having to ask a contribution from the crew and any financial help would make it easier to put together.