As the cold weather sets in and we begin to spend time with family and friends during this holiday season, we want to take the time out to thank you for your support for those living in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010. Our partner organizations are still committed to rebuilding a stronger Haiti, and it is thanks to you that they can continue to perform their great work!
As the Lambi Fund of Haiti celebrates their 20th year of working closely with organizations in rural Haiti, they continue with their rebuilding efforts in Haiti after the earthquake. The executive director of the Lambi Fund of Haiti, Marie Marthe Saint Cyr, shares her experience and acknowledgement of the incredible work that has been done thus far to rebuild their community. “I walked the streets of Port-Au-Prince and there were many signs indicating a movement towards rebuilding Haiti physically; especially the addition of 700 kilometers of roads, some paved, some unpaved, spilling a rising cloud of dust for miles and muds when the rain falls.” They are working hard to continue with long term, stable results in the communities so they can withstand major crises.
Since the earthquake in 2010 and in partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Health, Partners in Health has been able to work diligently towards the construction of University Hospital in Mirebalais. The University Hospital has been able to provide advanced health care while training Haiti’s next generation of health professionals, as well as drive economic growth for the region. The economic activity that the hospital has cultivated has sparked new businesses to not only further develop the economic development in the community, but bolster spirits of the people.
We send our deepest appreciation to you during this holiday season for your continued support for the people of Haiti who continue to rebuild their community after the earthquake.
Here in D.C. we had our first snow last week, and our office has just been decorated for the holidays! There’s no denying: it’s now December. We are in the final month of 2014, and it really has been a great year. As the Project of the Month Club, you’ve come together to give more than $65,720 this year! This is truly remarkable!
Last month, you and 190 other club members donated $6,427 to Move For Hunger to“Help Us Fight Hunger in America.” Your support helped to coordinate food drives, enhance collection capacity and add new partners!
This month your donations will go to Dream A Dream’s project, “Empowering Vulnerable Young People with Life Skills.” This project reaches out to 4,000 youth in Bangalore, India to provide quality educational programming, including sports, arts, and mentoring.
Vishal from Dream a Dream was so excited to learn that his project was chosen. “Thank you very much indeed,” he said. “This is absolutely fantastic news. We are delighted to be selected. The universe has mysterious ways to demonstrate its support and encourage us to go on in our work and your support comes at a time when we most needed it. The support will help 100 young people from the most vulnerable communities in Bangalore, India to attend a 4-day experiential camp that will help them develop the critical Life Skills needed to overcome adversities in their life and learn to make healthy life choices as they enter adolescence. It is a strong validation for our work and we are deeply grateful for your support.”
From us and from all of the people you have helped this year, thank you! See you in 2015!
Mari and the team at GlobalGiving
During this season of giving, why not give a gift that changes lives? Aid Afghanistan for Education has 13 schools in 9 provinces that provide a 12-month, accelerated curriculum for over 3000 students who cannot enter the state-supported school system, perhaps because they are older than traditional school children. Many of the students are mothers who will educate their sons and daughters and strengthen their communities. Educated, healthy mothers are more likely to raise sons and daughters who will build rather than destroy.
Aid Afghanistan for Education is one example of the 8 projects that comprise The Safer World Fund. Lives will be changed through education, health care, and training for women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. You can enhance the power of your giving by taking advantage of matching funds now. Your $100 donation will be matched with $50 to support a teacher for a month. For that special person who has everything, consider a gift card, offering the recipient the choice of which cause they want to support. Suggestions of The Safer World Fund or any of its 8 projects are encouraged!
Best wishes for a life-changing December,