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Aug 27, 2010

Your donation is having an impact in Haiti!

CHF is providing shelter to displaced families.
CHF is providing shelter to displaced families.

More than seven months after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, rubble still fills the streets and 1 million people or more people are still homeless. GlobalGiving donors like you have supported close to 20 organizations working on the ground to provide food, shelter, medical equipment, and long-term reconstruction for Haiti’s earthquake survivors. Below is a short update the organizations your dollars have helped to support and the impact that have already had. Thank you!

- The Lambi Fund of Haiti has provided emergency cash disbursements to 43 grassroots organization throughout Haiti. These local organizations have used the emergency grants to purchase clothes, food, medical supplies and other necessary supplies for earthquake survivors.

- VIDA has already airlifted two containers carrying $2 million in medical emergency relief into Haiti. VIDA is sending only the highest quality medical equipment and supplies, from bandages to surgical suites, to get the hospitals up and running and will then resupply the hospital over a three year period to ensure that the clinics have the resources to serve people in need.

- RedR has trained 871 relief workers from 46 organizations in essential humanitarian and reconstruction skills and techniques - 92% of those trained are Haitian nationals

- Partners in Health’s local staff of nearly 5,000 people have provided emergency critical care and surgical services; helped seriously injured patients regain mobility; resettled abandoned and disabled children into a safe group home; and provided strategic planning assistance to Port-au-Prince’s General Hospital and the Haitian Ministry of Health.

- CHF has registered more than 2,200 shelter beneficiaries and is currently in the process of completing 600 shelters in Port-au-Prince and Leogane. Over 60 shelters have been constructed in Leogane as part of a pilot project using steel materials that are pre-fabricated by trained workers at the local CHF warehouse.

Thank you again for your support!

Lambi Fund gives necessary emergency funds.
Lambi Fund gives necessary emergency funds.
RedR carries out trainings for disaster workers.
RedR carries out trainings for disaster workers.
Aug 11, 2010

Girl Effect Update, August 2010

A sample from Be!
A sample from Be!'s graphic novel

Dear Girl Effect Supporters,

Thanks to your continued generosity, The Girl Effect Fund has raised almost $250,000 on GlobalGiving for its beneficiary organizations.

The Girl Effect tells us that if we invest in a girl, she will do the rest.

The following project updates demonstrate this very principle. Here are a few ways that your investments in the world’s girls are paying off:

Inspiring Girls to Become Entrepreneurs In India, Be! uses multimedia to inspire girls to choose to become entrepreneurs and to solve the social, economic & environmental problems they face in their lives.

With your support, Be! is creating a graphic novel that features the character of Tara, a young girl who starts her own enterprise by renting solar lanterns to street vendors and residents in her community—and changes her life and her whole community in the process!

Life and Livelihood Skills for Young Women In Tanzania, BRAC will be hosting a life skills training course to help adolescent girls acquire skills like critical thinking, self awareness and negotiation and to learn about early pregnancy, early marriage, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. To prepare for these trainings, the life skills training course has been provided to mentors who will work with the adolescent girls.

In addition, BRAC has been hosting livelihood trainings that empower adolescents economically in fields such as tailoring, photography, food processing, computers, and agriculture.

BRAC is getting the parents and wider community involved in supporting the girls as well. Community involvement is occurring through forums with the girls’ mothers, parent meetings and workshops with community leaders.

Microfinance Groups Build Girls’ Savings In Bangladesh, BRAC is operating 50 girls’ groups being led by trained teenage leaders and mentors. In addition, microfinance groups are running and all of the members are saving with the program. Approximately 40% of members between the ages of 15 and 21 have borrowed from the program to invest in an income-generating activity.

As these projects show, when you invest in a girl, she will do the rest. Thank you for supporting girls through The Girl Effect.

Sincerely, The GlobalGiving Team

Girls at a Safe Space meeting in Bangladesh
Girls at a Safe Space meeting in Bangladesh
Women at a microfinance meeting in Tanzania
Women at a microfinance meeting in Tanzania
Aug 2, 2010

Project of the Month Update: August 2010

Dear Project of the Month-ers,

Here’s what you’ve been up to:

July 2010 donations: $720 from 31 members Where it went: Support Amputee Soccer in Sierra Leone

In just one month, you provided the following for amputee soccer players: • One set of forearm crutches; • Education or a micro credit loan for two amputees; • Three uniforms; • Two soccer balls; and, • Two pairs of protective gloves to use with the forearm crutches.

This means that you have: • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem of amputees; • Improved the health of amputees; • Provided opportunities for economic self-sufficiency for amputees; • Fostered peace and rebuilding in Sierra Leone following years of devastating war; and, • Helped increase the acceptance of amputees in their society.

Thanks for making all that possible!

And what until you see what’s in store for August, when you support: Restore Eye Sights to 500 Bangladeshis

Blindness is widespread in Gaibandha district in Bangladesh, where people are very poor. Karmirhath endeavors to provide surgery to correct cataracts and has already completed 40 operations and hope to do many more.

The impact is immense. The people who regain their eyesight become immediately productive, with one man reporting, “I am now able to go back to my profession of tailoring and earn livelihood for my family.” Then there are the psychological gains for the patients and their families. One patient saw his two-years-old grandson for the first time thanks to the surgery,

Great!

We’ll be in touch next month to let you know how your participation in Project of the Month made a difference in Bangladesh.

Sincerely, Mari

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