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 8, 2015

Your Amazing Support

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

Nefky’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 Nefky, and his sister Manoucheca, to the HTDC orphanage.

Nefky’s mom hoped the orphanage could feed him, but with so many other hungry mouths to feed, the orphanage also struggled from day to day.

Without healthy food, Nefky was listless. He didn’t play or run around.

Now - thanks to you - the orphanage staff can barely keep up with him.  He loves playing soccer and he’s always building his own toys from bits and pieces he finds around the orphanage.

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

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

We’ll keep updating you about Nefky and all his 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 Nefky’s future bright, and our warmest regards!

Jun 22, 2015

Your Amazing Support

On behalf of the Daycare, "Salamat Po" (Thank You)
On behalf of the Daycare, "Salamat Po" (Thank You)

Thanks so much for allowing us to provide an emergency generator for San Agustin Daycare!

The Daycare is used as an evacuation center during typhoons but it often loses power during storms. Its rural location means that electricity is slow to be restored. This used to make evacuations even scarier as families often had to spend nights in the dark. They also lacked the ability to contact loved ones.

But now, thanks to you, we’ll be able to provide San Agustin Daycare with an emergency generator.

Because of your generosity families sheltering at the center will now have access to light. They will also be able to charge their phones and let loved ones know they’re safe.

This will make the practicalities of evacuation much easier and will also provide comfort during difficult times, particularly for families with young children.

We’ll send you updates about how your gift is changing lives 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 providing an emergency generator for San Agustin Daycare.

Our warmest regards from Tacloban

Jun 11, 2015

Your Amazing Support

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

Thank you so much for allowing us to provide a classroom for Ira!

Ira is eleven years old and she lives with her grandparents and four cousins in the community of Pitogo, which is not far from Tacloban. Ira dreams of becoming a nurse when she’s older.

But Ira’s classroom was badly damaged by typhoon Haiyan and her education has been suffering ever since.

Without an education, Ira’s future looked bleak. Without basic literacy and numeracy, her dreams would have been forgotten and she would almost certainly have been doomed to a life of poverty.

But Ira is lucky - she has you in her life.

Your fantastic generosity means that we’ll be able to repair and refurbish Ira’s classroom and give her back the education she needs to fulfil her dreams.

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

We’ll send you updates about how your gift is changing Ira’s life right here on GlobalGiving. Should you 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!

Our warmest regards from Tacloban.

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