Welcome to The D.I.R.T. Project, my name is Joshua Salvaterra. The D.I.R.T. Project started off as a vision on March 25, 2018 and within only four short weeks it became a reality launching on April 22.
While working at my parents’ nonprofit, I’ve had many opportunities to do fun and worthwhile projects on a local level. My parents have over 20 years of experience working within our community to help women in crisis pregnancy, as well as drug and alcohol prevention programs for at-risk youth. I got my start taking children from housing developments and providing them with constructive ways to spend their time such as swimming, day camps, baseball games, and bowling.
Then as different members of my family went on mission trips around the world to places such as Haiti, Kenya, Ghana and Guatemala, they came back with incredibly inspiring stories that created a deeper hunger in me to do more. It’s been great to partner with different charities and participate in things like funding water wells, sponsoring feeding programs and donating to orphanages. But recently, I feel that God has given me a vision that can potentially take things to a whole new level. What’s even better is that I can invite others to be a part of it as well. The Dirt Project is on a mission to raise funds and give away 100% of the profits to create water irrigation systems to underdeveloped communities. This will provide clean water, a way to grow their own food and work their own land in order to become more self sustaining.
In order to raise funds for these projects we started this clothing company. For every shirt sold, between $5 and $10 will go directly to funding a water irrigation system in the third-world. The Dirt Project is partnering with a fully established nonprofit called Kids for the Kingdom. For over 20 years Kids for the Kingdom has been doing amazing work in 15 countries throughout the world. You can read more about them on our Partners page. We are so thankful and blessed that they believed in what God is calling us to do, and that we’ll be joining forces in both faith and action. We hope that as you read this, you’ll feel like becoming D.I.R.T. too!