Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps helps people survive, recover and become self-sufficient. We partner with the people we serve to help them recover from disasters and conflicts, secure peace, grow more food, improve health, educate and protect children, empower women and start businesses that improve the standard of living for families and communities.
Jan 12, 2012

Stories of the lives you've changed

Nimo, a 25-year-old mother in Kenya
Nimo, a 25-year-old mother in Kenya

This past year, the incredible compassion and generosity of our supporters improved the lives of so many people who faced unimaginable hardship.

Because of you, Mercy Corps provided medicine and food to children in Ethiopia weakened by drought.

Our supporters like you restored jobs to fishermen in Japan who lost everything to the massive tsunami.

Together, we gave hope to parents in the world's toughest places who struggle against all odds to build a better life for their children.

Meet just a few of those whose lives have been changed:

Nimo, a 25-year-old mother in Kenya, didn't have enough drinking water for her family during the region’s worst drought in 60 years. But our teams trucked in tankloads of water to Nimo's village, part of our lifesaving assistance to more than 1 million people throughout the region.

Thirteen-year-old Herma lived through the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti that killed 150,000 people nearly two years ago. Every week she participates in our Moving Forward program, which uses sports to teach kids the team-building and communication skills they need to feel empowered and secure in their lives. Our youth programs in Haiti have reached more than 90,000 children.

Japan's massive tsunami in March killed 22,000 people and decimated the fishing industry along the northeast coast. In the coastal town of Minamisanriku, we reequipped salmon fish hatcheries and seaweed-processing facilities as part of our region-wide efforts to save the jobs of fisherman like Isami Hoshi.

These are just three of the lives we've changed this past year with the generosity of people like you. On behalf of the millions of people we serve, thank you for helping restore hope and opportunity. We look forward to sharing with you the lives we'll change together in 2012.

Sincerely,

 Dan O'Neill, Mercy Corps

Dan O'Neill 
Founder

Thirteen-year-old Herma from Haiti
Thirteen-year-old Herma from Haiti
fisherman Isami Hoshi
fisherman Isami Hoshi

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Dec 7, 2011

A gift that changes lives

Some of GlobalGiving Tribute Card Options
Some of GlobalGiving Tribute Card Options

Mercy Corps continues to help people build secure, productive and just communities in some of the toughest places on earth. We are responding to historic draught in the Horn of Africa, helping people in Haiti and Japan recover from the devastating effects of earthquakes and a tsunami, and empowering people in Afghanistan to earn a sustainable living. These projects, and others like them, wouldn't be possible without your donations. Thank you.

As the holiday season approaches we would like to encourage you to continue supporting our efforts around the world by making a donation to Mercy Corps on behalf of a loved one. Make a donation in honor of someone special and get them a gift they will never forget. 

Through GlobalGiving, it’s easy to make this meaningful gift. Just select the ‘gift in honor of’ tab under the orange ‘donate’ button on the left side of the donation page. Choose how you want the recipient of your gift to know that a donation has been made in their honor. Designate the amount you would like to give and hit the ‘donate’ button. Then customize the card as you’d like! 

Also don’t forget to redeem any Global Giving Gift Cards that you may have received this year. Mercy Corps has many important projects that we could use your help with.

And, if you make a donation of $50 or more before the end of the year, we would love to thank you by sending our beautiful 2012 Mercy Corps Calendar. Just forward your email receipt with your mailing address to fundraising@mercycorps.org.

However you choose to give to Mercy Corps this year, know that your gift will help people living in some of the toughest places in the world lead more productive, safe, and healthy lives.

From all of us here at Mercy Corps, thank you and Happy Holidays!

Mercy Corps 2012 Calendar
Mercy Corps 2012 Calendar

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Dec 7, 2011

A gift that changes lives in Pakistan

People receiving medical care, Photo: Julie Denesh
People receiving medical care, Photo: Julie Denesh

Mercy Corps continues to deliver flood relief and longer term development to Pakistan. We are helping farmers ensure that their livestock survives. We continue to deliver much needed medical care to those that would otherwise not recieve it using our moblie health clinics and helping 500 people with our cash for work programs. These programs and others like them are possible because of donations from you. Thank you!

As the holiday season approaches we would like to encourage you to continue supporting our efforts around the world by making a donation to Mercy Corps on behalf of a loved one. Make a donation in honor of someone special and get them a gift they will never forget. 

Through GlobalGiving, it’s easy to make this meaningful gift. Just select the ‘gift in honor of’ tab under the orange ‘donate’ button on the left side of the donation page. Choose how you want the recipient of your gift to know that a donation has been made in their honor. Designate the amount you would like to give and hit the ‘donate’ button. Then customize the card as you’d like! 

Also don’t forget to redeem any Global Giving Gift Cards that you may have received this year. Mercy Corps has many important projects that we could use your help with.

And, if you make a donation of $50 or more before the end of the year, we would love to thank you by sending our beautiful 2012 Mercy Corps Calendar. Just email us your receipt and your mailing address to fundraising@mercycorps.org.

However you choose to give to Mercy Corps this year, know that your gift will help people living in some of the toughest places in the world lead more productive, safe, and healthy lives.

From all of us here at Mercy Corps, thank you and Happy Holidays!

2012 Mercy Corps Calendar
2012 Mercy Corps Calendar
GlobalGiving Tribute Card Examples
GlobalGiving Tribute Card Examples

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