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.
Apr 20, 2015

Your Amazing Support

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

Ten year old Wilkenson lost his parents in 2009. After his parents died his grandmother tried to care for him and his brothers, but she couldn't afford to feed them.  So she was forced to abandon them at the HTDC orphanage.

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

Without an education, Wilkenson’s future looked bleak. Wilkenson is an intelligent child, and already speaks great English.  But without basic literacy and numeracy, he would almost certainly have been doomed to a life of poverty.

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

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

We’ll keep updating you about Wilkenson 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!

Apr 20, 2015

Your Amazing Support

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

Manoucheca arrived at the HTDC orphanage in 2010 after her father died in the Haitian earthquake.  Manoucheca's mom couldn’t afford to care for her, or her younger brother Nekfy, so she brought them to the orphanage.

Manoucheca’s mom hoped the orphanage could feed her, but with so many other hungry mouths to feed, the orphanage also struggled to provide food from day to day.

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

But now - thanks to you - Manoucheca is a happy, independent young lady.  She’s also responsible and helps look after her younger brother.

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

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

We’ll keep updating you about Manoucheca 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!

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

Apr 20, 2015

Your Amazing Support

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

Novelle is four years old and after her mom died she was left in the care of her young aunt.  Novelle’s aunt couldn’t afford to care for her and so she brought her to the HTDC orphanage.

Novelle’s aunt hoped the orphanage could keep a roof over her head, but safe houses large enough for all the kids are very expensive in Port-au-Prince.  The orphanage can’t afford to pay it’s own rent and, without your help, Novelle was in danger of becoming a homeless street-kid.

But now, because of you, Novelle has a safe home for at least the next year.  Your donations will also provide caregivers to meet Novelle’s needs, and also ensure that she has access to water and electricity.  Novelle’s only just begun to smile again after losing her family and now she has a reason to smile even more.

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

We’ll keep updating you about Novelle and all her friends at the Hands Together to Defend the Children Orphanage right here on GlobalGiving. 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 Novelle’s future bright, and our warmest regards!

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