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Bryan Greenberg Reveals Inspiration Behind The Olevolos Project

Tue, May 12, 2015 1:53pm EDT by Emily Longeretta Add first Comment
Bryan Greenberg The Olevolos Project
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Before hosting his 4th Annual Charity Brunch, benefiting The Olevolos Project, Bryan Greenberg chatted with exclusively about why the project is so dear to his heart.

The annual brunch for The Olevolos Project raises funds for the Scholarship Program, a very important part of actor Bryan Greenberg‘s life. He reflects on what made him so dedicated to the project, and what happened the last time he went to Tanzania and saw the children in need.

Bryan Greenberg For The Olevolos Project — Interview

“I’ve been pretty lucky that cast members from OTH, October Road and How to Make it in America have all been super supportive,” he told exclusively.

He first became involved back in 2010 when he traveled to Tanzania with friends. While there on a safari, he got in touch with the project’s director, and was able to see the conditions in which many children in Tanzania were living.

Still heavily involved with the project today, Bryan revealed to us why the project is so important to him.

“I’d say the most humbling part was sitting in on a micro finance meeting in the Olevolos village,” he said. “I saw 30 people each chipping in a dollar a week into a pot, which forms a community bank of $300. The group then would vote on how they would lend the money to each other to start a new business. It was then that I realized a true sense of community, how a little money goes a long way out there.”

You can purchase tickets to the Olevolos Project brunch in New York City and help support the cause here.

— Emily Longeretta