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Help New Story Build Homes for Salvadoran Families

Among the eight companies accepted into the inaugural class of the Moderne Ventures Accelerator in January is New Story, a charity that raises money to build housing for homeless families around the world.

At the heart of its efforts is a unique crowdfunding platform that introduces would-be donors to the actual families their donations would affect, while showing to-the-minute updates on how much money has been raised and how much time is left to raise the rest. Once the money is raised, a local company builds the home, and New Story produces video content showing donors exactly where their money has gone and how it’s made a difference.

Forbes 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs

"Matthew Marshall, Brett Hagler, and Alexandria Lafci started New Story with cofounder Mike Arrieta. The company collaborates with local partners to build homes for families in developing countries. So far, they've built 151 houses in Haiti. New Story takes pride in transparency -- individuals see where every dollar they donate goes. It's paying off; New Story received over $1.2 million in donations since last year." Read More