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 12, 2013

Today it's 50% easier to send Nathaelle to the 8th grade!

Help us send her to the 8th grade - give now!
Help us send her to the 8th grade - give now!

In just shy of a month, the kids will be done with the 2013 school year! We can’t wait to update you on the exam results. In the meantime, we’re planning for the 2014 year. The big question still stands – how many children will we welcome? 

Happily, GlobalGiving is making it easier for us to enroll more children in the 2014 school year by matching your donations! When you give today, GlobalGiving will top your donation up by 50%. That means that tomorrow is a great day to ensure that we can send Nathaelle to the 8th grade in 2014!

Today only, your donation of just $25 will be enough to send Nathaelle to school for a month! Please give what you can and share this great opportunity with all your friends and family.  

Thanks so much and our very warmest regards from Haiti! 

Jun 12, 2013

It's now 50% easier to give Servano and his family safety during floods

Your donations keep him safe during floods
Your donations keep him safe during floods

Construction of the Livelihoods and Evacuation Centre continues rapidly, but we still need to raise funds to ensure we have what we need to finish the centre. Today, GlobalGiving is helping us get there by matching your donations by 50%!

That means that today, and today only, your donation will go 50% further toward giving Servano and his family a safe place during floods. Servano is 12. He lives with his grandma and disabled sister on the banks of the river. His house is made of some plastic and a few sheets of plywood. In his short life, he’s already seen his home destroyed twice.

When the evacuation centre is finished, Servano and his family will have a safe place to weather the floods which have already destroyed their home multiple times. Servano can’t wait for the centre to be finished so that he won’t have to live in constant fear of the floods which affect his family every year – but he needs your help!

Today only, you could sponsor a square meter of wall to protect Servano and his family for just $10. Please give what you can to complete the evacuation centre and share this great opportunity with friends and family! 

Jun 12, 2013

It's 50% easier to support youth led activities today!

Help Arlyn stay in school by giving today
Help Arlyn stay in school by giving today

May has seen Buklod Ng Kabataan as busy as ever! With the kids back in school, we’re now switching gear from summer enrichment to afterschool activities. We’re planning to open reading centres where young people can gather to study and hold activities for younger kids in the community, planning art afternoons, language classes, and much more!

These fun, enriching activities are essential for the at risk young people who are part of Buklod Ng Kabataan. These kids come from communities where dropping out of school and joining gangs is the norm. That means that many find themselves in jail – or worse – before reaching 20.

Our activities will not only help at-risk young people succeed in school, but help them resist the lure of gangs and build a bright future but we need your help!

Today, your donation to fund afterschool activities for to keep kids like Arlyn out of trouble will go even further because GlobalGiving will match your donation by 50%! A meal only costs $1 here, so when you donate just $10, we’ll be able to feed 15 kids! Please give what you can to Arlyn and all her friends.

You can help kids in communities like this one
You can help kids in communities like this one

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