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.
Jun 16, 2014

Thanks for supporting Elard!

You're amazing!

We can’t believe that you’ve paid for Elard’s education for a year! Thanks to you Elard will be able to learn the skills he needs to find dignified, living wage employment, escape poverty, and provide for his family.

There are so many ways that you could have spent your hard earned money, but you chose to support Elard. 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 We’d love to hear from you!

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

Jun 16, 2014

Thanks so much for supporting Florentina!

You're amazing!

Wow! We can’t believe that you funded an entire year of school for Florentina with just a few clicks and your amazing generosity.

Because of you, we’ll be able to keep Florentinain school and learning the skills she needs to build a brighter tomorrow. Florentina’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 Florentina because you chose to give. There are so many things you could have spent your hard earned money on, but you chose Florentina. Thanks so much.

We’ll keep updating you about Florentina 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 We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks again, and very kind regards!

Jun 16, 2014

Charles needs a boat!

The boat you fund will keep Charles safe
The boat you fund will keep Charles safe

With the new GlobalGiving rescue boat safely in its new home in North Libis, we’re turning our attention to the next one! Banaba needs another boat because there are still too many kids like Charles who don’t have a boat nearby to help them when floodwaters rise.

Charles lives with his parents, grandmother and three siblings in a small shack by the river. They’d love to move somewhere safer, but Charles’ dad, Jerry, only finds occasional work as an electrician. The family simply can’t afford to move.

With four kids and a 73-year-old grandmother in the house, evacuation can take Charles and his family a while – and that means they’re at high risk of being trapped by rising floodwater.

Their local rescue team needs a boat and, thanks to GlobalGiving, that boat will be 50% easier to fund in exactly one month.

On July 16th, GlobalGiving will match your gifts by 50%. This means that, the 16th is a great day to give!

We’ll send you more details of the matching day nearer the date, so stay tuned.

If you ever have any questions about how we’re using your gifts, please don’t hesitate to email I would be delighted to hear from you! 

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