Village Volunteers

Village Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in partnership with rural village and capacity-building programs to support the development of sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and growth.
Feb 9, 2015

A Donation that Grows!

Dear Donors,

Thank you so much for your generous support of the Moringa Tree Project. We've planted thousands of trees since the beginning of this campaign and there has been great benefit to communities.

We have had our share of difficulties. We planted trees in the Transmara region with the Maasai area and due to the wildlife and livestock they herd, they were being eaten so we had a lot of loss. In the village where they are provided to women's groups, the women have been able to use them well and they are very enthusiastic. 

The last trees were planted in the Turkana region where the people there are living in tremendous poverty. Having a tree that provides more protein than soybean meal is no doubt providing the nutrition needed where malnution affects growth and development.

Thanks again for supporting this project. For every dollar, a tree is planted!

Shana Geene

 

Village Volunteers
5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98118
206-577-0515

Dec 30, 2014

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Dear Donors,

New Light is a nonprofit charitable trust that protects and educates young girls, children and women who are at high risk in their community by providing safe shelters, educational opportunities, recreational facilities, social enterprises, healthcare and legal aid.

Thank you for your  donations in the past and even small sums of money can make a big difference in the lives of victims of traffiking, vulnerable women forced into prostitution and their at-risk children.  Village Volunteers is the fiscal agent for New Light through the Half the Sky Foundaiton.

Through the important work that is being done for girls with a night shelter for the little ones, and three safe homes for girls and young women where they go to school, the need to help the boys was appartent. These young men roam the streets of the red light district and have no hope for the future. Recently they opened  Khela-Ghar, a residential home for boys.

New Light Boys’ Home, Khela-Ghar, is a part of New Light’s efforts to provide young boys of women who are in prostitution, the opportunity to grow up in a safe and secure environment and realize their full potential. The boys’ home will help remove the male children from the violence filled environment of Kalighat, primarily, where they are exposed to crimes and other socially undesirable practices.

The Home’s aim is to bring and retain as many children and young adults as possible into the mainstream by providing formal education; job oriented training and different vocational activities so that they can choose a life with dignity.

Thank you for all your assistance.  

Shana

Shana Greene
Executive Director

Nov 14, 2014

A new moringa project in Kenya and then in Malawi!

Dear Donor,

We are excited to report that we have been able to fund another moringa project in Kenya near Meru with Community Initiatives for Rural Development (CIFORD). CIFORD is a hard working community NGO that supports sustainable development projects, including farming, capacity building, public health awareness, women's issues and leadership development.

Our other projects have had varying success. Near Lake Victoria where it grows well, the women have been harvesting and drying the leaves as a nutrititional substance. They are experimenting with all of the uses but are most interested in enhancing nutrition for the many orphans in the villages in the area. 

They are very excited to start a moringa tree nursery and we are thilled to support their work.  Our next project wil be in Malawi. 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Shana

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