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.
A year of meals for Jameson
 
This project will provide a year of nutritious food for Jameson. Jameson is 10 years old and came to the HTDC orphanage when his mom moved to Port-au-Prince to work as a maid. Although his mom works hard Jameson can't live with her. Despite this Jameson is very helpful around the orphanage. But without nutritious meals to keep him growing, Jameson's future will be bleak. project reportread updates from the field
Give Germina a year of nutritious food!
 
This project will provide a year of nutritious food for Germina. Germina didn't have a bright start to her life. Her mother died giving birth to her, and she was brought her to the Hands Together to Defend the Children Orphanage when she was just a few days old. She was sick and premature, so we weren't sure if she would survive. But Germina was a fighter, and now she's approaching her second birthday. But without nutritious meals to keep her growing, Germina's future will be bleak. project reportread updates from the field
A year of meals for Wisly
 
This project will provide a year of nutritious food for Wisly . Wisly's dad died in the earthquake, leaving his mom to look after ten children. She couldn't provide for them, so she abandoned Wisly and two of his brothers at the orphanage. Despite this, Wisly is one of the orphanage's most out-going kids - he LOVES posing for photos. But without nutritious meals to keep him growing, Wisly's future will be bleak. project reportread updates from the field
A Secure Future for Florentina
 
This project will help invest a small business at the HTDC orphanage. When we've raised $500 per child, the orphanage will be able to buy a bus and make $750 of profit a month. That profit will provide for Florentina. 5-year-old Florentina was abandoned by her mom in 2009. She's a girly girl and loves nothing more than donning the older girls' makeup and jewelry! By contributing towards the orphanage's business you'll help provide a sustainable income and give Florentina a secure future. project reportread updates from the field
A Secure Future for Lovely
 
This project will help invest a small business at the HTDC orphanage. When we've raised $500 per child, the orphanage will be able to buy a bus and make $750 of profit a month. That profit will provide for Lovely. Lovely was abandoned by her mom. She's a girly girl and loves nothing more than helping the younger play dress-up! By contributing towards the orphanage's business you'll help provide a sustainable income and give Lovely a secure future. project reportread updates from the field
A year of school for Florentina!
 
This project will provide a full year of education for Florentina. Florentina is five. She was brought to the orphanage by an aunt after her parents abandoned her. She's one of the most exuberant, out-going kids at the orphanage. She loves school - especially when her class sings! With your help, we'll be able to provide her with the education she needs to build a secure future. project reportread updates from the field
Hot Meals for Evacuees like Lee
 
Lee is two years old. She lives with her mom and younger brother in a house made from a few sheets of tin and plywood perched on a riverbank. Every year there are floods, and Lee's house has been destroyed several times in her life. During floods Lee and her family have to spend days sleeping on the floor of an evacuation centre. With your help, we'll be there to provide hot meals and emergency supplies during those floods. project reportread updates from the field
A Year of Food for Jameson
 
This project will provide a year of nutritious food for Jameson. Jameson is 11 years old and came to the HTDC orphanage when his mom moved to Port-au-Prince to work as a maid. Although his mom works hard Jameson can't live with her. Despite being separated from his mom Jameson is very helpful around the orphanage. But without nutritious meals to keep him growing, Jameson's future will be bleak. project reportread updates from the field
A Safe Refuge for Evacuees like Lee
 
Lee is three. She lives with her mom and younger brother in a poorly constructed house dangerously close to a riverbank. Every year it floods, and Lee's home has been inundated many times. During floods Lee and her family must seek safety in an evacuation centre. However, Lee's nearest evacuation center is not yet finished. The top floor still has unfinished walls, and no windows, and this doesn't provide protection during disasters. This means Lee lives in constant danger and fear. project reportread updates from the field
A Secure Future for Germina
 
This project will help invest a small business at the HTDC orphanage. When we've raised $500 per child, the orphanage will be able to buy a bus and make $750 of profit a month. That profit will provide kids like Germina. Germina's mom died in child birth, and she was abandoned shortly there-after. She was sick when she got to the orphanage, but she's a fighter and she pulled through. By investing in the orphanage's business, you'll give Germina a secure future. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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