Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome! Hopefully something here will be of help to you!

What Is MPACT’s Vision?

 MPACT Project is a social enterprise founded to create sustainability for both villagers in Guatemala and the contributors around the world.

Why Do We Make The Investment In “Sagashi”?

“Sagashi,” short for Arumonosagashi, is a Japanese philosophy of empowering those in need to discover strengths and opportunities that already exist. “Sagashi” studies are completed within each Guatemalan village to honor the people, build trust, and develop understanding. During this process the villagers identify their needs and MPACT Project team members determine how MPACT contributors can help based on “sagashi” principles. By directly involving the villagers, they have a fully vested interest in the project, maintain their dignity, and the results are accelerated and amplified.

  • Successfully uses 100% of the contributed resources
  • Strengthens the voice of the community
  • Makes way for sustainable change
  • Empowers true transformation in our projects

Why Is MPACT Not A Charity?

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) there are more than 1.5 million charities. Most of the 1.5 million charities have a great mission with great people but struggle with fundraising and inability to grow to meet the needs they were created to solve.

MPACT Project is a new crowdfunding movement with a social enterprise business model that allows you to make contributions to make positive social change. You can read more about our model here.

Are Contributions To MPACT Project Tax Deductible?

Contributions are not deductible because they are not a charitable gift.  MPACT project is not a charity and does not have 501c3 status.  Instead of the typical financial rewards of a tax deduction, we offer our own system of meaningful income and incentives as a thank you for generating social change.

What Is The Difference Between Entrepreneurship And Social Entrepreneurship?

Businesses are started by entrepreneurs to make a profit by selling a product or service that solves a problem.

Social entrepreneurs follow the same business principles to create a profit but use the power of business for a purpose higher than profits. Social entrepreneurship is also referred to as “Social Enterprise” and is now being taught at most major Universities as a SUPERIOR model to traditional non-profit, charitable giving. The problems being solved typically address human rights, the environment or poverty solutions.

How Do I Know What Happens With My Contributions?

MPACT Project allows you to choose the village and which solutions you would like to contribute to. The contributions create results that are tracked and provided back to you in several forms of social proof. We look forward to sharing picture and video updates, statistics and long-lasting results with you.

What About Local / Domestic Problems?

Our movement is about making change in people’s lives. Some live in your home, some down the street from you, and others in far away villages. It is safe to say most of the MPACT community have concerns and passion for problems beyond Guatemala. To that we say, GREAT! We hope that our MPACT Rewards program will help you grow your changemaking in every area of your life!

Can I Go Onsite To An MPACT Project Village?

We can’t wait to make this a reality for our contributors! At this time, we want to focus on sharing the results through social proof. Check our blog for video, posts and information about MPACT Project villages.

I Have A Product I Feel Could Help People, How Do I Tell You About It?

Great! We are big fans of innovation! Please submit an email to info@mpactproject.com.

How do the MPACT rewards work?

MPACT Rewards create one of our foundational pillars: Sustainability.
Rewards income is designed to be a financial ecosystem to sustainably fund both the village projects and the Advocates who are making the change happen. For many, this eliminates personal financial limitations for people wanting to be involved in impacting their world. For others, these rewards can provide a meaningful path to a career as a change-maker.

How is an Contributor different than an Advocate?

Contributors are members of our valued community who contribute and support the sustainable solutions offered by MPACT Project.  Contributors can also expand the difference they make by sharing MPACT with their networks.

Advocates are those in our community who choose to participate as a social entrepreneur with the MPACT Rewards program.  In addition to making personal contributions and sharing, they are financially rewarded in proportion to the amount of change they create in the lives of others.

What is the difference between entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship?

Businesses are started by entrepreneurs to make a profit by selling a product or service that solves a problem.

Social Entrepreneurs follow the same business principles to create a profit but use the power of business for a purpose higher than profits. Social entrepreneurship is also referred to as “Social Enterprise” and is now being taught at most major Universities as a SUPERIOR model to traditional non-profit, charitable giving. The problems being solved typically address human rights, the environment or poverty solutions.

What do I get paid for?

In short MPACT Project Advocates get paid for generating contributions & subscriptions. MPACT Project tracks all of your team’s  contributions and subscriptions for three generations through the unique links provided to you and your team of advocates. You will be paid for the marketing and promotional work you did to generate contributions personally and the work you did building your team through the contributions generated by your team each month.

How much do I get paid?

Your team’s contributions are totaled at the end of every month on each of your 3 referral tiers. Tier 1, the business you create; Tier 2, the business your advocates create; and Tier, 3 the business their advocates create. ​ There are 3 levels of Advocacy compensation based on growth, Click Here to view the Advocate Rewards Overview.

When & how do I get paid?

Checks will be calculated on the 1st of every month for the previous month’s totals and issued on the 10th. For example, January’s business will be calculated on the 1st of February and checks will be mailed out February 10th for January’s business.  Checks will be mailed​ to the address you set up on your Advocate Account.

Are refunds available?

There are no refunds for funds charged and designated for village transformation products and processes. Refunds are available for merchandise ordered and received in the USA, specifically from the Merch catalog, less shipping charges.