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.
Jul 24, 2014

Your amazing support

Thanks so much!
Thanks so much!

Like many of the children at HTDC, Schnaidine was underweight when she arrived at the orphanage. Food prices are high in Port au Prince, and Schnaidine’s carers simply couldn’t afford to feed her.

Without healthy food, Schnaidine was listless. She didn’t play or run around. She just wanted to be held. Now - thanks to you - the orphanage staff can barely keep up with her!

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

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

We’ll keep updating you about Schnaidine 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 We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks again for making Schnaidine’s future bright, and our warmest regards!

Jul 24, 2014

Thanks so much for supporting Rose!

Thanks so much!
Thanks so much!

Thanks to your amazing generosity, we'll be able to keep Rose learning for the next year. Not only does that change Rose's life - it also amplifies positive change in Haiti.

Because of you, Rose will be able to find work. Beyond just helping Rose by giving her dignified, living wage employment, Rose's job also allows her to support her family. She'll be able to feed them healthy food, send her kids to school and teach English to friends and neighbors.

That’s what we mean when we say that your gifts amplify positive change: You gave Rose the invaluable gift of education, she used it to better her life, and now she’s passing it on.

This positive cycle wouldn’t have been possible without your support. Thank you so much.

To let you know how your donation is changing lives, we’ll send you regular updates through this project’s parent project “Change Lives with English Education”. If you ever have any questions about how we're using your donation, please email We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks again for making Rose’s future bright, and our warmest regards!

Jul 24, 2014

A brighter future for Lovely - thanks to you!

Thanks so much!
Thanks so much!

Thanks so much for helping us build a sustainable future for kids like Lovely! Because of you, we’re closer to buying the bus the orphanage needs to generate $750 a month in profit.  

Combined with an additional business renting out a bus, the orphanage will be making more than $1,000 a month once the chicken coop is built, and that will cut its reliance on international aid in half.

For kids like Lovely, a sustainable income for the orphanage means school, three nutritious meals a day, and medicine when they get sick. Financial security is the key to a secure, dignified future for Lovely and all of the children at the orphanage. Your generosity has brought her one step closer to a bright future. Thanks so much!

We’ll be sending you updates on how your gift is changing Lovely’s life right here on GlobalGiving. If you ever have any questions about how we’re using your donation, please don’t hesitate to email We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks again for helping Lovely and we wish you all the very best!

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