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!
Give Nolson a safe home
This project will provide a year of safe housing for Nolson. Nolson's dad died in the 2010 earthquake, leaving his mom to look after ten children. She couldn't provide for them, so she abandoned Nolson and two of his brothers at the HTDC orphanage. Despite this, Nolson is one of the most loving children at the orphanage. He loves to sing and dance and play football. But without the orphanage to keep him safe, Nolson would be forced to fend for himself as a street-kid.
A year of food for Mudoleine
This project will provide a year of nutritious food for 13 year old Mudoleine. Mudoleine arrived at the HTDC orphanage in 2010 with her two brothers. Her dad made the heart breaking decision to leave Mudoleine at the orphanage after his wife died in that year's earthquake, leaving him with eight children he couldn't afford to care for. Mudoleine is a bright, cuddly child who loves to play with her brothers. But without nutritious meals to keep her growing, Mudoleine's future will be bleak.
A Safe Refuge for Evacuees like Delia
Delia is 48 years old. She lives with her four children in a house dangerously close to a riverbank. Every year it floods, and Delia's home has been inundated many times. During floods Delia and her family must seek safety in an evacuation centre. However, Delia's nearest evacuation center is not yet finished. The interior walls still need rendering, and the building needs equipping with bunk beds. So, it still can't provide protection during disasters. Delia lives in constant danger and fear.
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
Give the Gift of Education in Nepal
On April 25, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The country was still reeling from the disaster when a second earthquake struck on May 12. The earthquakes destroyed or damaged over 36,000 classrooms leaving 1 million children unable to return to school. We've already given 2,177 kids the "Gift of Education" by rebuilding classrooms, providing school furniture and learning materials, and by making schools safe and fun places to learn. But we need your help to do even more. project reportread updates from the field
Help Andy Help His Fellow Disaster Survivors
Andy is 39 years old and he's a survivor of the 2004 Asian Tsunami in Thailand. After his recovery he went back to Thailand to volunteer his engineering skills and help rebuild. Andy went on to start IDV, a charity that has now helped over 20,000 of his fellow disaster survivors in Nepal, the Philippines and Haiti. Andy has the experience, skills and passion to help thousands more disaster survivors, but he needs your help to build IDV's capacity, and to increase the impact of its vital work. project reportread updates from the field

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