Mac Nutt, chief macadamia nut

How many meters of protection will you build?
  • My Goal:
  • $65,254
  • Raised So Far:
  • $47,407
  • # of Donations:
  • 14
$47407 of $65254 goal
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Hi! My name is Mac Nutt.

I'm just a macadamia nut. I hang out in Swaziland at African Christian College.

This is my favorite place in the orchard to hang out:

My orchard home

I started this page because I need a hero's protection. It's not safe for us macadamias to drop for harvest this season. If we're not harvested, then we can't help educate the students!

And we want to drop and be harvested. It's how we help provide an education for students at the college!

 


A LITTLE BACKGROUND FIRST

You see, my home is on a Christian college campus. And the sale of my nut friends provide scholarships for the students earning their bachelor's degree.

I love this video below ... it's only 1 minute ... but it shows my home and tells a little more about how my nut friends and I help.

Now you know why I love being a macadamia nut in Swaziland so much! Because, like you, I want to be part of the transformation of Africa through quality education.

But I need your help.

 


WHY I NEED YOUR HELP

Right now, the best way for us to help is to grow. Then drop from the tree for harvest.

But it's not safe for us to drop.

Why not? Nut bandits. Hungry animals. Aliens!! (Okay. Maybe not aliens. Yet.)

Last year they tried to protect us by sending two guys to patrol the orchard ... with slingshots. (I'm not kidding: two guys with slingshots trying to protect 14,000 macadamia trees!?)

Somehow, they actually caught three nut bandits on Easter morning earlier this year.

Here is one of their bags of nuts from that day... and part of their foot (see it?)

Bag of nuts from bandits

Now you see why I need better protection?

My wife, Damia, just told me the gossip from other orchards not too far away. Nut bandits there are out of control. Organized crime has come for macadamia nuts. Yikes! This is serious!

The best protection they've found: a tall, strong fence. We need to get protected before they find our orchard!

 


HOW YOU CAN HELP

So, before we start falling in March, you and I need to build 4,661 meters of fencing. The tall, strong kind that will keep us safe. It takes $14 per meter to do it.

My goal, then, is $65,254.

How many meters will you build?

 


IT'S NOT JUST FOR US, NUTS

This protection, of course, isn't just for me and my nut friends. You will also protect the students, staff, and families living on campus. Look at this cool Google Earth photo of campus from a satellite.

Google Earth image of African Christian College campus

The 4,661 meters will go all the way around campus -- not just the orchard.

Your gift of protection will make a big difference for everyone to grow. Feeling safe is a must for learning and spiritual growth.

Will you be my hero who protects us all?

To make it happen before harvest, you need to act now.

And be sure to share my page with your friends. You can use those neat share buttons to tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Thank you for being my hero of protection today!

 

I'm forever tastily yours!


  

  Mac Nutt
  Chief macadamia nut
  African Christian College
  Swaziland

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Mac Nutt is fundraising for General Donations benefiting African Christian College.

Hi! My name is Mac Nutt.

I'm just a macadamia nut. I hang out in Swaziland at African Christian College.

This is my favorite place in the orchard to hang out:

My orchard home

I started this page because I need a hero's protection. It's not safe for us macadamias to drop for harvest this season. If we're not harvested, then we can't help educate the students!

And we want to drop and be harvested. It's how we help provide an education for students at the college!

 


A LITTLE BACKGROUND FIRST

You see, my home is on a Christian college campus. And the sale of my nut friends provide scholarships for the students earning their bachelor's degree.

I love this video below ... it's only 1 minute ... but it shows my home and tells a little more about how my nut friends and I help.

Now you know why I love being a macadamia nut in Swaziland so much! Because, like you, I want to be part of the transformation of Africa through quality education.

But I need your help.

 


WHY I NEED YOUR HELP

Right now, the best way for us to help is to grow. Then drop from the tree for harvest.

But it's not safe for us to drop.

Why not? Nut bandits. Hungry animals. Aliens!! (Okay. Maybe not aliens. Yet.)

Last year they tried to protect us by sending two guys to patrol the orchard ... with slingshots. (I'm not kidding: two guys with slingshots trying to protect 14,000 macadamia trees!?)

Somehow, they actually caught three nut bandits on Easter morning earlier this year.

Here is one of their bags of nuts from that day... and part of their foot (see it?)