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 3, 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.

Wilkinson’s grandmother hoped the orphanage could keep a roof over his 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, Wilkenson was in danger of becoming a homeless street-kid.

But now, because of you, Wilkenson has a safe home for at least the next year.  Your donations will also provide caregivers to meet Wilkenson’s needs, and ensure that he has access to water and electricity.

Wilkenson has a bright future because you gave. 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 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 Wilkenson’s future bright, and our warmest regards!

Mar 31, 2015

Your Amazing Support

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

Thanks so much for supporting Haiyan survivors like Saira.

Saira is only six years old but she’s a survivor of typhoon Haiyan.  She lives with her parents and her four brothers and sisters in Tacloban’s Barangay 88.  Saira’s dad drives local busses, known as jeepney’s, and although he works hard it’s often tough to find a job because so many people are unemployed after the typhoon.

This mean that Saira and her family often went hungry.

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

These meals will provide a lifeline by helping Haiyan survivors to avoid hunger, malnutrition and ill-health.  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 Saira, her family, and families like them 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 Saira and her family can enjoy hot meals and for reminding her that there is someone who cares.

Very kind regards,

Mar 17, 2015

Your Amazing Support

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

Bodlina is almost five years old.  She was brought to the orphanage with her brother, Bodlison, after her father was killed in a motorcycle accident and her mother died of an illness.

Bodlina hoped the orphanage could feed her, but with so many other hungry mouths to feed, the orphanage also struggled from day to day.

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

Now - thanks to you - the orphanage staff can barely keep up with her!  Despite her earlier hardship, she's now a lovely, energetic girl who loves to play with the other kids at the orphanage.  Bodlina particularly loves to dress up.

Because of you, Bodlina now 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 playing.

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

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

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