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Mar 10, 2014

Japan #3YearsLater: Gratitude in the Form of Photos and Stories.

"I'm thankful for the chance for kids in Fukushima to become independent."

Today, to commemorate the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, we invite you to see the faces and read stories from people, like Keiko, above, who have been affected by your donations: 3yearslater3-11.tumblr.com.

To date, you and other GlobalGiving donors have helped fund more than 35 organizations doing relief and recovery work. You helped Project YUI set up a nursery home in Ishinomaki, so that mothers will have time to look for jobs. You supported OISCA International with their re-forestation project in Natori City.  You sent ETIC funds to send entrepreneurs to help revitalize small businesses in Tohoku.  You should feel proud that you’ve helped contribute to  the incredible accomplishments that these organizations have made toward re-building homes, lives, and communities in Japan.

Furthermore, because the work of recovery and community re-building in Tohoku continues,  we are announcing one final matching campaign for Japan recovery organizations.  GlobalGiving will match your donations to Japan projects at 100% from March 10th, 11am EDT (March 11th, 0am JST) until $100,000 matching funds last. Please consider supporting organizations that are doing amazing ongoing work in Japan.

If you would like to share a recovery story that you're thankful for, please join us in posting your #3yearslater story on Facebook, twitter, or instagram this week. Here's how:
   Step 1: Write on a piece of paper, "I'm thankful for...." (and fill-in the blank!)
   Step 2: Take an un-selfie of yourself holding the paper
   Step 3: Post to Facebook, twitter, or Instagram using the #3yearslater hashtag

Once again, we’d like to thank your very generous support over the last three years.  Although this will be our last matching campaign for Japanese organizations, dollars raised through this fund will continue to be allocated to our partners in Tohoku, and the vital work will continue.

Warmly,

Mari Seto and the GlobalGiving Team

 

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Feb 24, 2014

The Safer World Fund: Development the Key to Peace

School girls in Pakistan
School girls in Pakistan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently stated: "There can be no peace without development … no development without peace." With that in mind, each one of us should be hustling to promote development in Central Asia, where both Afghanistan and Pakistan remain among the least developed countries in the world. According to the United Nation’s Human Development Index using data from 2012, Pakistan ranks #146 and Afghanistan ranks #175 out of 187 countries in the Index. 

The Safer World Fund supports a few hand-picked nonprofits that strive every day to encourage advances in health, education, and training for people in Afghanistan and Pakistan, especially women and girls. As you can see from the list of nonprofits below, many girls are going to school, many women are being trained, and many people are receiving health care as the result of your contributions. Those investments in girls and boys, women and men, will help open opportunities for living in peace and fulfillment.

Sughar - Giving Women Wings in Pakistan

Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

Save Rural Afghan Women & Children With Healthcare

Help Educate 28,000+ Girls in Northern Afghanistan

Vocational Training for 1,000 Women in Pakistan

Send 30 Girls in Pakistan to School

Educate 1,500 Children in Pakistan's Northern Area

30 Rural Afghan Girls To Teacher Training

Even though the matching funds are now depleted, there remains much important work to be done. Please consider a donation to The Safer World Fund or a gift card for your best friend’s birthday, your niece’s graduation from college, or some other special occasion this spring. And please find an opportunity to talk with your family, neighbors, and friends about the key role of development in promoting peace.

Feb 20, 2014

Your relief funds are having an impact

Children
Children's Joy Foundation provides new boats

On behalf of all of our nonprofit partners and communities in the Philippines we would like to send a big thank you for supporting the relief and recovery effort after Super Typhoon Haiyan.  As we enter the new year, millions of people remain displaced, but GlobalGiving partners and donors like you are making a difference in these lives.

More than 25 organizations working in the Philippines have already benefited from recovery funds through GlobalGiving, and we recently sent 20 additional grants to our partners!  This recent round of funding is supporting groups that are shifting their work from immediate relief to long-term recovery.  At the bottom of this email you’ll see a full list of all the organizations included in our most recent grant round, but we wanted to highlight three specific organizations so you can better see the impact of your dollars:

Children’s Joy Foundation ($80,000) has seven Children’s Residential Centers in the Philippines that provide food, shelter, clothing, and education to poor children throughout the country. Since Haiyan hit the Philippines in November, Children’s Joy Foundation distributed relief food and provided hot meals to evacuees, provided a generator that gave light to more than 500 families, distributed fishing boats to families along the coast, constructed a day care center, and held a holiday party for hundreds of children between 3-14 years old.  In this long-term recovery phase, they will continue to support the livelihood of small fishermen in Leyte Province, including distributing fishing boats to coastal communities. 

Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation ($50,000) is a local organization that has been carrying out relief efforts in the municipalities of Albuera, Dulag, Palo, Capoocan, and Kangasince the typhoon hit in November.  WAND has provided safe sanitation through low-cost toilets and hygiene kits, vegetable seeds and other planting materials, emergency food packs in hard-to-reach areas, and provided local building materials to build Filipino-style homes.  They will continue the food security and hygiene-related relief activities they have been conducting, but will also add a coconut and banana replanting program to provide additional economic and food security for farmers in the areas who lost their crops in the typhoon.

Mercy in Action Vineyard, Inc ($30,000) is a nonprofit that has been providing free maternal and childcare since 1992.  They are based outside the disaster area in Olongapo, Philippines, but after the typhoon, they loaded their ambulance with medical and birth supplies and drove and ferried 36 hours to Leyte Island to set up a mobile birth tent and emergency medical center.  Within just a few weeks, 203 pregnant women and 250 breastfeeding women were benefitting from their daily feeding program, 295 women received prenatal exams, they delivered 42 babies, conducted 68 postpartum visits, and distributed 391 boxes of high protein supplements and 427 vitamin packets.  This support from GlobalGiving is helping them fulfill their commitment to feed and care for every woman they encounter who was pregnant when Typhoon Haiyan hit Leyte through their delivery and postpartum recovery period.

20 organizations received relief funds this month
20 organizations received relief funds this month
WAND community members thank you!
WAND community members thank you!
Mercy in Action community and staff
Mercy in Action community and staff
 
   

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