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.
Feb 9, 2015

Your Amazing Support

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

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

Elza joined the English in Mind (EIM) Institute in the fall of 2013 and she’s currently in EIM’s Intermediate level class. She's an eager, responsible student. She’s always on time and never fails to do her homework.  Because of all this Elza’s become a bit of a role model at EIM, particularly for the other female students.

Sadly, despite her hard work, Elza can’t afford to pay for her own school and this threatened her future.

But now, thanks to you, Elza will be able to continue learning the skills she needs to find dignified, living wage employment, escape poverty, and provide for her family.

There are so many ways that you could have spent your hard earned money, but you chose to support Elza. 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 Elza’s future bright, and our warmest regards!

Feb 9, 2015

Your Amazing Support

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

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

Noldy’s dad had 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, Noldy was listless. He didn’t play or run around.

Now - thanks to you - the orphanage staff can barely keep up with him.

Because of you, Noldy 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.

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

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

Feb 9, 2015

Your Amazing Support

On behalf of Schnaidine, "Thank You" so much
On behalf of Schnaidine, "Thank You" so much

Schnaidine’s mother abandoned her shortly after her birth, and so she lived with her grandmother for a while. But her grandmother had ten other kids to look after, so she was forced to leave Schnaidine, and her older sister Chanini, at the HTDC orphanage.

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

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

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

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

We’ll be able to support Schnaidine because you chose to give. 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 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!

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