GlobeMed at the George Washington University

GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of the impoverished around the world. Through involvement today, students commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice. GlobeMed at GWU specifically aims to improve the health of the impoverished in solidarity with our Partner RVCP, a grassroots organizations in Southern Rwanda, through self-sustainable programs.
Feb 4, 2015

2014-2015 first farming season ended well

It was incredible for the women to harvest their maizes cultivated during the first season. After a long mentoring, coaching and visiting them during the whole process of cultivation, the received necessary information for good farming and organic fertilizer use. 

It was a period of cultivating maizes which can help them to gain income by sending to the market the maizes and save the income within their case; where any member can borrow any amount depending on her capacity of repayment. It is a good model for the women to teach them working together and providing them the financial literacy skills. 

The season was very nice for the farmers because it didn't rain a lot and it didn't shine a lot too; said a cooperative member. when they receive a lot of rain than expected, they do not receive good harverst and this cause a big loss for them because their seed are wasted and they also do not harvest enough. 

They are now excited to start preparing their field for next season of rice cultivation and they hope that it will go well as it was for this season. women hope to improve their nutrition and income conditions once the rice harvest will go well.

Jan 13, 2015

Spring Goals

Dear Supporters,

Your generous support has already helped GlobeMed raise over $5,000 in funds for reusable sanitary kits to help schoolgirls at the Glory of Christ Primary School continue their education! Their periods no longer have to hinder their access to education and success.

Moving forward, our GlobeMed team hopes to expand this project as mentioned earlier on in the year by beginning the preliminary process of creating a tailoring center to make the pad project more sustainable and provide economic opportunities. A tailoring center is a great way to give the girls living in the slums of Uganda useful technical training and provide them with a source of employment. We are also aiming to expand the pad program to other schools within the Rakai District in Uganda, so that other girls are able to continue their education unhindered. 

Before the end of this spring, we will post another update letting you know about the progress of our pad project and the tailoring center. Until then, GlobeMed at GW wholeheartedly thanks you for your incredible support of our project. Your contributions make the provision of reusable sanitary pads possible, and have the power to change so many girls' futures for the better. 

Thank you,

The Staff at GlobeMed at GW

Dec 15, 2014

New Ventilated Improved Pits in the village

Due to the delay of funds transfer, the ventilated Improved pits for the villagers who doesn't have the capacity to build the hygienic latrines during the last summer 2014. The latrines are constructed for poor families which don't have the capacity and possibilities to build the latrines themselves. 

The project aim to improve the hygiene and sanitation conditions for the vulnerable village members especially widows, orphans and other poor families which lack the capacity to build the latrines themselves. The latrines are constructed in partnership with BVDA from UK. the BVDA raise funds for construction of 4 VIP latrines every year and the Rwanda Village Concept Project coordinate the construction activities including selecting the vulnerable families that need the latrines most than others, educating the families about how to improve their hygiene and sanitation conditions in their families and the village in General. 

Starting November 2014, the latriens has been started to be constructed for the selected families which was selected in collaboration with the local leaders and other village members. We expect to improve the knowledge and skills of the beneficiaries and the sanitation conditions improvment of the benefited families and the village members in general. 

More vulnerable families which can't afford to build the latriens are still available and we look forward to receive your support to continue working for public health improvement. According to our data, a latrine that we construct for the villagers can last up to more than 10 years while the normal ones use to last less than 1 year. 

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