Dear Project of the Month Club, Happy New Year! With the generosity of you and all our GlobalGivers, organizations were able to raise $22 million on GlobalGiving for fantastic causes in 2013. Amazing!
Here to accompany that great news is a Project of the Month Club update: In December, 182 Club members gave a combined total of $5,779 to a project by our partners at Friends of Burkina Faso called "Rainwater Catchments: A Solution to Water Scarcity ." Your gift allowed the residents of Ramongo in Burkina Faso to engage in focus groups and discuss strategy around having rainwater catchment basins (RCBs). These RCBs help bring water to areas where it is scarce, ensuring the people of Burkina Faso have water year round. They’ve begun research into how the landscape, current weather conditions, and water-flow will influence where they place the basins. They are also exploring how to divide the water collected among the community's needs.
This month, your January donations will be combined to support a project called “Help Rescue 500 Battered Women and Their Children” by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
Here’s what the Project Leader, Paula Lucas, had to say when we shared the good news with her:
“Wow! Thank you so much for choosing “Help Rescue 500 Battered Women and Their Children” as Global Giving’s Project of the Month for January 2014! We are all doing a happy dance in our office! With these funds we will be able to rescue five American mothers and their children from domestic violence overseas and bring them back home to the USA. Thank you for believing in our life-saving mission and for giving these vulnerable women and children a fresh start back in the USA, away from violence.”
Looks like 2014 is starting off right! We look forward to sharing another update about an earth-changing project again in February!
Happy New Year, Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
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