Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Working with local grassroots charities and NGOs in 20 countries across the globe, the Global Vision International (GVI) Charitable Trust manages and fund-raises for numerous long-term programs. These further the works of of our local partners and aim to alleviate poverty, illiteracy, environmental degradation and climate change through: education; nutrition; conservation and capacity building. Our work focuses upon 3 key objectives, Awareness of global issues, Direct impact upon those issues on a local and global basis, and Empowerment of our alumni, be them our community members, staff, volunteers, fundraisers or donors, to continue impacting on key global issues independently
Mar 20, 2012

Progression of the recycling Centre in Mexico

The recycling centre is finally under construction, the money was used to pay the builders to start with the frame of the centre. More construction material was bought and the workers managed to do a lot with what was purchased.

Having a proper place to store the recycling will protect it from the sun, rain, wind, etc. This will also encourage people to continue separating their waste as they will have a nice structure where they will be also able to learn how to make hand crafts with rubbish.

There is still a lot of work to do at the centre. The center will be built with the plastic bottles that have been collected in town. People have been coming to help fill up the bottles and we are also using glass bottles. This will show the community that they can reuse these kinds of material to build houses or other structures. 

Mar 9, 2012

Charity Challenge in Guatemala

Kids in Guatemala
Kids in Guatemala

In March of 2012, 15 challengers headed off on a three day challenge to raise funds and awareness for our projects in Guatemala. The challenge included hiking to the highest peak, biking and kayaking Lake Atitlán. Not an easy task for our challengers. But they want to make a difference in these children's lives. 

Funds raised from this challenge go towards our food and fruit programs in Guatemala, especially important following years of failed crops. Food is invaluable for these school children. Happy tummies equals happy education.  

Mar 9, 2012

Energy Efficient Stoves - 5 years on

Finished stove
Finished stove

We have been building energy efficient stoves in Honduras for the past five years. We have recently checked in to see how the stoves and more importantly the families are doing. The health of the families in which we work has improved enormously as energy efficient stoves are virtually smokeless leading to less respiratory infections. The structures themselves are still in perfectly operative condition. 

An energy efficient stove is built to last approximately 20 years. Energy efficient stoves are approximately 50% more efficient than an open fire. These stoves are also a safer method of cooking for the communities. Previous methods of cooking with two stone fires resulted in many burns.  

In addition to the saving in greenhouse gas emissions, the reduced need for firewood leads to a corresponding reduction in the amount of time spent collecting the material. They provide more food in less time making them perfect for large quantities. 

Smiles all round :)

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