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Feb 16, 2017

Your Donations are Making a Lasting Impact!

Photo by All Hands Volunteer
Photo by All Hands Volunteer

On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 earthquake struck the northern coast of  Ecuador claiming the lives of 654 people and the destruction of countless homes and buildings. As we approach the anniversary of the disaster, it’s important to reflect on the great work our partners have accomplished and continue to do on the ground. Thanks to your generous donations, our partners were able to lend a helping hand in the ongoing restoration of the Ecuadorian community.

During the aftermath of the earthquake, the YACHANA Foundation centered their emergency response around providing training courses for youth ages 18-24 in construction skills such as masonry, electricity, and carpentry, for the purpose of rebuilding damaged areas. The Foundation hosted courses at the Yachana facilities in which provided housing and free tuition for the young men from affected areas. They were able to focus on three projects, the substructure of a deck, the construction of concrete steps and the construction of a washing area. These projects were able to help the men develop keys skills that they can apply to the work needed in their communities. Take a look at YACHANA’s project, Rebuilding the Future In Coastal Ecuador, to track their progress.

The rehabilitation efforts continue to be a high priority for IsraAID as they create long-term recovery strategies in earthquake-affected communities. So far the project, Emergency Response to the Ecuador Earthquake, has implemented safe water programs that have provided thousand of people with clean water. IsraAID has also given over 1,800 people psychosocial support and nearly 800 people with medical assistance. However, their work doesn’t stop there.  They distributed hygiene kits assisting 1,000 people, back to school supplies to children, and protection kits to women in the refugee site of Maria Auxiliadora.

All Hands Volunteers immediately responded to the disaster by setting up 31 temporary shelters in order to provide a safe and accommodating place for displaced families. For long-term solutions, they selected 30 families affected by the earthquake and constructed 30 homes from the ground up by using sustainable resources like bamboo to stabilize homes and prevent damage from future disasters.

After the earthquake, Israel Foundation - CDC Community Development Center established their recovery efforts in Bahia de Caraquez located in the province of Manabi, to promote micro-economic development and equip families with entrepreneurial skills. In October, the Israel Foundation celebrated the opening of the CDC Community Development Center in Leonidas Plaza where the population was highly impacted by the disaster. During the opening, the organization hosted a workshop where the community worked in teams of 10 to create banners and share their themes. There were also fun activities for the children to participate in such as face painting and creating Christmas crafts. The event was able to unite the community and increase engagement.

Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance remains committed to filling containers with medical supplies and equipment to the Guayaquil hospital system. They were able to assist doctors and medical staff with the necessary tools to provide coverage to those affected by the earthquake.

There has been tremendous improvements in the recovery efforts in Ecuador and none of it would’ve been possible without your donations! To continue supporting our partners visit the Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund.

Photo by YACHANA
Photo by YACHANA
Photo by IsraAID
Photo by IsraAID
Feb 1, 2017

Project of the Month Club Update: February 2017

Seed Programs International
Seed Programs International

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We here at GlobalGiving can’t believe we’re already a month into 2017. So far this year, we have welcomed a team of six field travelers to our DC office. They will be visiting our partners in East Africa, West Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, South America, Ecuador, and Nepal. You can check in with us on social media for updates on their travels. We also have a new project we can’t wait to share with you this month.

Last month, 322 of you gave a total of $10,987 to support Horn of Africa Development Initiative’s "Build a Peace Village for 600 Children" project in Kenya, which uses soccer as a method of teaching children important lessons about nonviolence.

This month, your donations are going to support Seed Programs International’s "Revive 1000 Haiti Gardens After Hurricane Matthew" project, which will provide more than 100,000 packets of top-quality seeds, tools, and fertilizers needed to restore flooded gardens with fast-growing vegetable crops. Naima Dido, Program Director of Seed Programs International has this message for you:

"This is wonderful news! We are extremely honored to be selected as GlobalGiving's project of the month! In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, seeds have become more important than ever for rebuilding communities whose livelihoods were washed away in the blink of an eye. Thank you, GlobalGiving for supporting us in providing people with the supplies they need to recover from Hurricane Matthew, feed themselves, and restore their livelihoods!"

When we asked what $10,000 could do for Seed Programs International, Naima knew exactly how your donation would make a difference.

“The success of just one woman can inspire other women in the village. SPI takes an agricultural approach to facilitating women’s empowerment by helping women take the first steps out of poverty and hunger, which builds a foundation for resilience and self-reliance. With your help, we will improve women’s access to seeds and resources such as fertilizer and training for 200 women in 5 communities, which will increase food production for their families and improve the quality of life of the whole community.”

For Seed Programs International, providing seeds is about more than the crops they produce, it’s about alleviating poverty and hunger in communities in Haiti. We can't wait to share their progress with you next month.

Warmly,

Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

HODI
HODI
Jan 12, 2017

Making Progress, Thanks to You!

Photo Courtesy of IDV
Photo Courtesy of IDV

For several years, regions across the Philippines have been susceptible to extreme and long-term rainfall. The country has experienced incessant typhoons that have led to severe flooding across the country. Each year, residents are forced to brace for damaging monsoons that alter their livelihood for years to come. The impact of flooding has ruined crop production, destroyed homes, and displaced over a million people.

Since the launch of the GlobalGiving Philippines Relief fund in 2011, locally driven organizations have worked diligently to alleviate the damage of massive flooding caused by seasonal storms. Today, our GlobalGiving partners, De La Salle University and International Disaster Volunteers continue to support local communities by providing disaster relief equipment, restoring and improving infrastructure, and facilitating emergency response and preparation training.

De La Salle University has maintained ongoing partnerships with various institutions that are collectively striving to rebuild areas in the Philippines. Their project, Philippines Recovery Efforts Led by Local Experts, is making massive strides in recruiting volunteers through the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP) and teaching participants the importance of emergency preparedness skills. To further these advancements, De La Salle University’s Center  for  Social Concern and Action (COSCA) partnered with seven barangays (a native Filipino term for a village or neighborhood), stakeholders, government agencies, and private institutions in Leveriza, District V, Manila to participate in the rehabilitation of nearby esteros, commonly known as waterways. With the restoration of esteros, they will provide flood protection, continuous water flow, and reduce the number of water pollutants.

In spite of the setbacks mentioned in our last report, International Disaster Volunteers (IDV), remains dedicated to their work on the Banaba Livelihood and Evacuation Center. In the last few months, IDV has been able to hire a local tradesman and purchase sand and cement, to continue building two sides of the evacuation center that were left unfinished and vulnerable to torrential rainstorms. In addition, they were able to install a new, high-quality pump to provide water for the center. IDV doesn’t plan on stopping once the building is complete. The project funds from Help Filipino Communities Prepare for Disaster will also assist in buying beds and other resources for evacuees.

Your donations are making a huge impact on the work IDV and DLSU is doing in the Philippines. We are boundlessly thankful for your support and urge you to continue supporting the GlobalGiving Philippines Relief fund as these organizations strive to provide long-term solutions to Filipino communities.

Photo Courtesy of De La Salle University
Photo Courtesy of De La Salle University
Photo Courtsey of De La Salle University
Photo Courtsey of De La Salle University
 
   

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