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.
Nov 25, 2013

A Tree Grows In Kenya

Dear Donor,

Thank you so very much for helping to plant the wonderful Moringa Tree. The tree nurseries are thriving after a few setbacks. Its never easy when irrigation is not consistant with tender saplings and also the occaisional animals who grazes on the new tips of the trees.

The good news is that we will be eready to press the first oil in about three months. 

The teachers at the schools are teaching the children sustainable farming techniques. They are developing moringa orchards with a mix of other edible fruit trees and the gardens are expanding.  

We are hoping to expand the program to support more children. 

Thanks again for your support. 

Shana

Shana Greene
Executive Director

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

Nov 25, 2013

Every Bit Counts

Dear Donor,

Any conversation about New Light and how they educate and shelter children who ae the children of sex workers must begin with Urmi Basu, the extraordinary founder. Urmi Basi founded New Light India in 2000 to promote gender equality and fight violence and abuse of women, girl children and young people. The initiative today provides care and support to more than a thousand people. The organization fights against child prostitution and trafficking and protects young girls, children and women who are at high risk in their community by providing safe shelters and housing, educational opportunities, health care, and legal aid.

Urmi is featured in two time Pulitzer prize winning author, journalist and op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof' columns, and his best selling book and documentary Half the Sky. The documentary was shown on PBS featuring Urmi and her work with the victims of trafficking. http://video.pbs.org/video/2274938924  Following the documentary Urmi received the Global Citizen Award at the Global Music Festival in Central Park, New York which was organized to mark zero tolerance for hunger, poverty and abuse.

The work we do with Urmi is always inspiring. While we have not raised a lot on this platform, we hope to do so in the future. Every bit counts. 

A choreographed dance of the girls in the safe home dancing through the streets of the red light district
Thank you for your contribution and please let others know about this program. 
Best wishes,
Shana
Shana Greene
Executive Director

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

http://www.villagevolunteers.org
http://www.facebook.com/VillageVolunteers

 

Sep 18, 2013

The Building is Progressing with Help from Friends

Dear Donor

The construction of the dormitory at Pathfinder Academy is going on well and will be ready for use  as soon as we have enough funds to complete it. Thank you to everyone who is making this project possible!

Once completed, the boarding facility will afford students from diverse backgrounds to learn to cohabitate and help truant students to change their habits for the better. The construction of the dormitory is handy, because the school has had to convert two classrooms into a dormitory for the boys and dining for girls.

The students have joined the building crew by helping bring bricks from the kiln to the construction site. The toilet section is complete and we are finishing all the walls as we prepareto get started on the roof.

Once we have the funds will put in an order for iron sheets and buy sand for plastering the building.

 Best regards,

Joshua Machinga, Director, Common Ground for Africa

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