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.
Mar 17, 2015

Your Amazing Support

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

Thirteen year old Paolo used to live with his dad, but their house was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.  His dad received a tent but he didn’t think a camp was a safe environment for his son to be raised in.  So Paolo’s dad brought him to the orphanage and he hasn’t returned since.

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

Without an education, Paolo’s future looked bleak. Without basic literacy and numeracy, he would almost certainly have been doomed to a life of poverty.  His dream of becoming a doctor would have come to nothing.

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

Your fantastic generosity means that we’ll be able to keep Paolo in school and learning the skills he needs to build a brighter tomorrow. Paolo’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 Paolo because you chose to give. There are so many things you could have spent your hard earned money on, but you chose Paolo. Thanks so much.

We’ll keep updating you about Paolo 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!

Mar 17, 2015

Your Amazing Support

On behalf of Zain, "Salamat Po" (or "Thank You")!
On behalf of Zain, "Salamat Po" (or "Thank You")!

Thanks so much for supporting Haiyan survivors like Zain.  Zain is only 18 months old but he’s a survivor of typhoon Haiyan.  He lives with his parents and 3 month old sister in Tacloban’s Barangay 88.  Zain’s dad is a construction worker and although he works hard it’s often tough to find a job because so many people are still unemployed after the typhoon.

This meant that Zain and his family often went hungry.

But now because of your generosity, we’ll be able to provide hot meals for Zain, his family, and families like theirs.

These meals will provide a lifeline by helping Haiyan survivors to avoid hunger, malnutrition.  It will also allow poor families to spend more of their own precious income on rebuilding.

We’ll send you updates about how your gift is changing the lives of Zain, his family, and families like theirs 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 Zain and his family can enjoy hot meals and for reminding him that there is someone who cares.

Very kind regards

Mar 10, 2015

Your Amazing Support

On behalf of Rose, "Thank you" so much!
On behalf of Rose, "Thank you" so much!

We can’t believe that you’ve paid for Rose’s education for a year!

Rose works hard but she still struggles to feed her kids.  So her dream of sending them to college is an ambitious one. Rose knows that before she can send her kids to school, she needs to find a good job.  She’s determined to succeed but she needed help to get started.

Now, thanks to you, Rose will be able to learn the skills she needs to find dignified, living wage employment, escape poverty, and provide for her children.

There are so many ways that you could have spent your hard earned money, but you chose to support Rose. Thanks 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 Andy@IDVolunteers.org. We’d love to hear from you!

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

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