International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

At IDV we believe that to provide meaningful relief and reconstruction assistance to disaster affected communities around the world we have to do more than reconstruct buildings. We need to understand and address the factors that made a community vulnerable to the disaster in the first place. Our work will be organised with these factors in mind so we can effect change that far outlives our presence.
Jan 20, 2015

Your Amazing Support

On behalf of Nephky, "Thank You" so much!
On behalf of Nephky, "Thank You" so much!

Nephky’s dad was killed in the 2010 Haitian earthquake and his mom was left unable to care for their eight children.  So she made the heartbreaking decision to take Nephky, and his sister Manoucheca, to the HTDC orphanage.

But with so many other needs, like food, to worry about, the orphanage couldn’t provide Nephky with an education.

Without an education, Nephky’s future looked bleak. Without basic literacy and numeracy, he would almost certainly have been doomed to a life of poverty.

But Nephky is lucky - he has you in his life.

Your fantastic generosity means that we’ll be able to keep Nephky in school and learning the skills he needs to build a brighter tomorrow. Nephky’s been doing really well in school, but if he needs extra help we’ll be there to get him the tutoring he needs.

We’ll be able to support Nephky because you chose to give. There are so many things you could have spent your hard earned money on, but you chose Nephky. Thanks so much.

We’ll keep updating you about Nephky and all his classmates through this project’s parent page, Provide a Safe Home for Haitian Orphans. If you ever have any questions about how we're using your donation, please email Andy@IDVolunteers.org. We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks again, and very kind regards!

Jan 20, 2015

Your Amazing Support

On behalf of Florentina, "Thank You" so much!
On behalf of Florentina, "Thank You" so much!

Florentina is seven. She was brought to the orphanage by her 16 year old aunt after her parents abandoned her.  Her aunt was very sad to give up Florentina but she was too young herself to raise a child.

Florentina’s aunt hoped the orphanage could feed her, but with so many other hungry mouths to feed, the orphanage also struggled from day to day.

Without healthy food, Florentina was listless. She didn’t play or run around.

Now - thanks to you - the orphanage staff can barely keep up with her!  She's one of the most exuberant, out-going kids at the orphanage.

Because of you, Florentina now enjoys three nutritious meals every day - and we’ll be able to keep providing the food she needs to stay healthy and keep on growing.

Florentina has a bright future because you gave. There are so many things you could have spent your hard earned money on, but you chose Florentina. Thanks so much.

We’ll keep updating you about Florentina and all her friends at the Hands Together to Defend the Children Orphanage through this project’s parent page, Provide a Safe Home for Haitian Orphans. If you ever have any questions about how we're using your donation, please email Andy@IDVolunteers.org. We’d love to hear from you!

Jan 12, 2015

Your Amazing Support

On behalf of Monica, "Salamat Po" or "Thank You"
On behalf of Monica, "Salamat Po" or "Thank You"

Thanks so much for supporting evacuees like Monica. Monica is 63 years old and lives alone.  This is already hard work and when floods come, and she has to evacuate, she doesn’t have family around to help her.

But now, because of your generosity, we’ll be able to provide hot food for Monica during evacuations.

Hot meals will be available when the next flood comes and forces Monica and her neighbours to leave their homes. Evacuation will never be easy for Monica, but your generosity means that Monica and evacuees like her won’t go hungry.

We’ll send you updates about how your gift is changing the lives of Monica, and of evacuees like her, right here on GlobalGiving. Should you ever have any questions about how we’re using your donation, please don’t hesitate to email Andy@IDVolunteers.org. We’d love to hear from you!

One last time, thanks so much for ensuring that Monica and her family can enjoy hot meals during floods.

Very kind regards,

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