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Here at the Global Vision International Charitable Trust we must be one of the few charities and NGOs to be sad to see the end of 2012.  Despite being a challenging year for fundraising, again, we have seen good growth in donations and accordingly impact. We have seen 5 of the projects we have helped grow establish themselves independently and will now watch them operate independently and hopefully succeed well into the future.

We have launched new projects in Nepal which have seen instant success in assisting Nepalese school children to attend school, and are now ready to help our friends in Kenya not only set up their own school but also purchase the land where it will be, once we find suitable land! In Fiji, we have seen one of the schools we support awarded Blue School status, from the International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance.  Globally, our work and your donations have now helped to secure more than 500,000 million litres of rainwater harvesting capacity.  One example of how this work can make a difference in expanding the opportunities for people can be seen through this recent report from our team in Kenya.

Thank you all for your fundraising efforts and donations and we look forward to reporting continued success in the coming months. For more information, please see our website www.gvi.org

All the very best

Steve

The Global Vision International Charitable Trust has continued to buck recent economic trends and their effects on the third sector with donations swelling to give us our highest ever donations per year to date, over 500,000 USD. Donations increased by 84 % in 2010-2011 and due the excellent work of our ground staff at GVI, running the programs and reporting back on their progress to the fundraisers and donors who have supported the projects, we see support for the Trust continuing to grow. In 2011-2012, we have seen 130 % growth in donations. Earlier this year, we reached the goal of raising over 750,000 GBP for our projects, and aim to have increased that to 1,000,000 GBP by the end of the year. Each penny given helps support the mirade of locally directed projects we work upon and makes a direct difference locally. Our staff who co-ordinate the programs on the ground in partnership with the local organisations are able to report back in real time as to progress with the projects and the difference they are making locally. Please help us to continue the great work and achievements that we have made so far. Thank you

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The GVI Charitable Trust has been going from strength to strength in recent years, recording 84% growth in donations last year and on target for 100 % growth in this financial year. This success has fed directly into the amount of impact we have been able to create upon the ground, at the projects we run. The success is even more remarkable given the economic client we have been operating within. A large amount of the credit goes to our incredibly motivated volunteers and the alumni from our own programs. The programs we support have staff in place and we require constant updates regarding the work of the project ad its progress which we are able to feedback to donors and fundraisers on a period basis, allowing them to see where their money has gone and how it has been used to create impact on the ground. Over the course of the coming year we have several new initiatives that we are already working upon to allow us to increase our reach and marketing power to a much greater audience, in the hope of increasing our donations and the impact of our projects accordingly. A huge thank you to all of our supporters who have helped achieve this. Thank you. http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/gvi-charitable-trust/

 

We would like to share the most recent trustee report from the GVI Charitable Trust. This report covers the six month period from July to December 2011.

We are delighted to share that this has been by far our most successful period, raising in six months nearly as much as we did the whole of the previous year. This increase in funding has brought a corresponding increase in the impact we have been able to create on our programs around the world.

During this period we have invested in sustainable education across Latin America including support for the elderly in Guatemala and income generation schemes to support education in Honduras and Ecuador. In Mexico we have worked with a community to establish a recycling centre and in Kenya our partners in Mombasa will now realise their goal of seeing impoverished students through to completion of the primary education earning recognised qualifications for the first time. 

These are just a few highlights of an amazing, productive and rewarding six months. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and played a crucial role in these achievements.


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2011 has been a very challenging year for many people, businesses and charities around the world. Here at the GVI Charitable Trust we have been working very hard to develop and grow our charity during this difficult period and despite the tough climate we have seen amazing support for our work and projects around the world.

This year we have launched our new website and increased our project portfolio. To support our projects we have been reaching out to our community and contacts. In many countries of operation our teams have organised and run inspiring fundraising challenges.

In Guatemala our Annual Volcano Challenge took place at the end of November bringing in record funds to support many important aspects of our project to support Indigenous Children in Education.

We have also run fundraising challenges in Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, South Africa and The Amazon rainforest. All of our challengers and donors have shown amazing support which has helped us to take huge strides on many of our projects.

We would like to share some recent news from our projects and work around the world:

  • Flooding in Thailand. With projects running year round in Thailand we were especially keen to support Thai people during this year’s terrible flooding. Our campaign has raised $90,000 which has enabled us to provide initial emergency relief and then plan for longer term strategies. Currently we are working to renovate schools to get students back to school and develop additional strategies with local people.
  • Recycling Centre in Mexico. Amazing developments on our project designed to set up a recycling centre in the community of Punta Allen acting as an example to others in the region.
  • Traditional Dance in Peru. We always aim to encourage and support traditional values within the communities where we work and this is a great example of this producing huge benefits for local people.
  • Celebrity endorsement for our Amazon project. Always great to see support from those with a large and supportive community.
  • Sustainable income generation in Honduras. Involving the community to generate sustainable funds which will support education.

Thank you to everyone for their hard work and amazing support.

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Sophie Birkett

GVI Charitable Trust Manager
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

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