Friends of Humanity

Friends of Humanity SA is a Geneva-based non-profit organization supporting initiatives and projects in five essential areas: - Human rights and dignity - Education and training - Healthcare and medicine (including alternative medicine) - Environmental protection and conservation - Microfinance
Oct 7, 2014

Thank you for supporting this project

This project will support the Uganda Disabled Women's Association to help disabled people and women in Jinja and Wakiso, Uganda. The project will help to solve the unemployment rate among the most vulnerable where they will be able to access small loans to start own businesses. The NGO will employ a programs officer, a cashier, a credit officer and a driver.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

People with disabilities have for long been under looked due to various aspects, some think disabled people are not supposed to get help because of the tendency of associating disabilities with superstition. Some people are severely crippled and lack mobility appliances and scattered in hard to reach rural areas where normal people and their families tend to neglect them.

How will this project solve this problem?

This organisation was formed to help contribute to a process of restoring hope and improving the quality of life for people in Uganda. The project will provide the opportunity for disabled people and women to be trained and they will have access small loans to launch their own businesses.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project further attempts to increase access to education for children with disabilities and children of people with disabilities in a sense that when their parents establish businesses they can raise money to send their children to school. The project will further focus on changing peoples' attitudes towards people with disabilities in society, this will help to improve their standards of living.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $0
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $21,228
Total Funding Goal: $21,228

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Sep 17, 2014

Send our girls to school

Dear all,

Thank you for your generous support and contributions. An African proverb says, "If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family - and a whole nation." Thanks to education of girls, the community as a whole can benefit from a strengthened socio-economic position of its female population and from local development. The project intention is to give a chance to girls who are living far away from the school.

However we still need your help and much is to be done.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project is fully locally based because it aims at helping local populations to transform their lives from stagnation to a thriving community. This means the project intends to participate in a conscious effort to integrate and to mold a community which is sensitive to the environmental and to human rights issues. The project will use local resources of construction to benefit the local population through employment. This project encourages girls to be part of local development.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $0
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $31,742
Total Funding Goal: $31,742

Thank you for your generosity.

Sep 17, 2014

Caring for the Homeless of Ulaanbaatar

15th September 2014 Project Report for Global Giving

The Mongolian weather for 2014 has been a great blessing for the country and the people. The winter has been mild compared to 2013, when we went through one of the coldest winters.

The spring and summer brought an abundance of rain and temperate weather that fostered a lot of vegetation and boon for our little vegetable garden at the soup kitchen which saw some great harvests of vegetable that was completely relished by the beneficiaries.

To date, that is by mid-September, 2014 we have served over 23,000 hot meals. The meals served during the six months of spring and summer are vegetarian, except on those occasions when people have donated meat especially for the soup kitchen. During the six months of the winter we add a small amount of meat to the diet.

The meals at the soup kitchen are still being prepared by our kind and caring Mongolian lady cook and the meals that she serves makes that statement and in the voiced opinion of our beneficiaries as well.

We have had five major medical outreach programs with a team of doctors and nurses seeing 35-40 patients from amongst our beneficiaries and doing very thorough detailed checkups for them.

We have also gone through the heavy expense of digging up our pipes from the well to kitchen, as our water pipes froze during the winter months and we had carry our water from the well to the kitchen during the winter freeze. So this summer we have dug up the pipes, applied heating coil and re-enforced the insulation in preparation for the winter.

Also, coming up new for us from October 2014 onwards is the start of a day care center for four to five year olds from some of the poorest families. The purpose is to provide care, a loving environment and physical nourishment for the children and allow for the parents to be able to work as well.

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