International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

At IDV we believe that to provide meaningful relief and reconstruction assistance to disaster affected communities around the world we have to do more than reconstruct buildings. We need to understand and address the factors that made a community vulnerable to the disaster in the first place. Our work will be organised with these factors in mind so we can effect change that far outlives our presence.
Give Fabiola job skills
This project will provide a year of English Education for Fabiola. Fabiola joined the English in Mind (EIM) Institute just over a year ago, and she's sometimes still a little shy, but her attendance and eagerness to learn English is impressive. Fabiola will use her language skills to find dignified, living wage employment - but she can't afford to pay for her own school. That's why she needs donors like you!
Hot Meals for Evacuees like Liza
Liza is 36 and she lives with her three children in the community of Banaba. Their house is dangerously close to a riverbank. Every year there are floods, and Liza's house is often inundated. During floods Liza and her children have to spend days sleeping on the floor of an evacuation centre, and are often forced to go hungry as well. With your support, we'll be there to provide hot meals and emergency supplies during those floods. This will help keep Liza and her children healthy and happy.
Give Wilson a safe home
This project will provide a year of safe housing for thirteen year old Wilson. Wilson was brought to the HTDC orphanage by his grandparents. They made the difficult choice to give him up because they couldn't afford to feed or educate him, and they wanted him to have a bright future. Wilson is a very bright child, and works really hard in school. But without the orphanage to keep him safe, Wilson would be forced to fend for himself as a street-kid.
Give Chanini a year of school
This project will provide a full year of education for nine year old Chanini. Before the 2010 earthquake, Chanini was cared for by her grandmother, along with nine other kids. But after the earthquake, their grandmother couldn't afford to look after all ten children, so she left Chanini at the HTDC orphanage. Chanini loves to sing and dance, and she looks forward to school every day. With your help, we'll be able to keep providing her with the education she needs to build a secure future.
A Safe Refuge for Evacuees like Marilyn
Marilyn is 53 years old. She lives with her four children in a house dangerously close to a riverbank. Every year it floods, and Marilyn's home has been inundated many times. During floods Marilyn's family must seek safety in an evacuation centre. However, Marilyn's nearest evacuation center is not yet finished. The interior still needs rendering, and the building needs equipping with bunk beds. So, it still can't provide protection during disasters. Marilyn lives in constant danger and fear.
A Year of Food for Schnaidine
This project will provide a year of nutritious food for six year old Schnaidine. Schnaidine's mom abandoned her shortly after birth, and she lived with her grandmother. But her grandmother had ten other kids to look after, and she left Schnaidine and her older sister Chanini at the HTDC orphanage. Schnaidine has a big personality and she can really hold her own - even with the boys! But without nutritious meals to keep her growing, Schnaidine's future will be bleak.
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
This project provides a safe home for around thirty orphaned children in Haiti. The 2010 earthquake destroyed the orphanage's old house, leaving all of the children homeless. They were all forced to live in one small room and a tent, which flooded almost daily. So, we rented them a new home, and also began meeting their other needs, like food and school. Without donors like you all the kids would be homeless, but instead they're thriving, thanks to you. project reportread updates from the field
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
The community of Banaba is struck by flooding several times each year. Residents of this small community just outside Manila live in constant fear of heavy rains which cause rivers to quickly burst their banks. They've organised themselves and are ready to respond when the rains come. But without rescue boats to use during flooding, many lives could be lost. project reportread updates from the field
Change Lives with English Education
The English in Mind (EIM) Institute is a non-profit, Haitian led English school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The school teaches English as a vocational skill to help students find the long-term employment they need to build a secure future. The school has around 200 students and also boasts a teacher training programme and networking facility to help students find work and develop essential job skills. project reportread updates from the field
Help Filipino Communities Prepare for Disaster
The Philippines is one of the world's most disaster prone countries. It is struck by more than 20 typhoons in an average year, and with the effects of climate change that number is expected to rise. By investing in communities before disaster strikes and helping them prepare, we can lessen disasters' impacts and ensure that communities can recover quickly and with less reliance on outside aid. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. project reportread updates from the field

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