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 Safe Refuge for Evacuees like Pina
 
Pina is 57 years old. She lives with her husband and 4 children in a house dangerously close to a riverbank. Every year it floods, and Pina's home is always inundated. During floods Pina and her family must seek safety in an evacuation centre. However, Pina's nearest evacuation center is not yet finished. Several walls still need rendering, and the building needs equipping with bunk beds. So, it still can't provide protection during disasters. This means Pina lives in constant danger and fear. project reportread updates from the field
Give Wisly a safe home
 
This project will provide a year of safe housing for Wisly. Wisly's dad died in the 2010 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 HTDC orphanage. Despite this, Wisly is one of the orphanage's most out-going kids - he LOVES posing for photos. But without the orphanage to keep him safe, Wisly would be forced to fend for himself as a street-kid. project reportread updates from the field
A year of food for Manoucheca
 
This project will provide a year of nutritious food for sixteen year old Manoucheca. Manoucheca arrived at the HTDC orphanage after her father died in the 2010 earthquake. Her mom couldn't afford to care for her, or her younger brother Nekfy, so she brought them to the HTDC orphanage. Despite her hardship, Manoucheca is a lovely, independent girl who takes very good care of her little brother. But without nutritious meals to keep her growing, Manoucheca's future will be bleak. project reportread updates from the field
Give Wilkenson a year of school
 
This project will provide a full year of education for twelve year old Wilkenson. After Wilkenson's parents died in 2009 his grandmother tried to care for him and his brothers, but she couldn't afford to feed them. So she was forced to abandon them at the HTDC orphanage. Wilkenson has been through a lot, but he's still one of the orphanage's funniest kids - and he speaks English really well! With your help, we'll be able to provide him with the education he needs to build a secure future. project reportread updates from the field
Give Jure Job Skills
 
This project will provide a year of English Education for Jure. Jure has now been studying at the English in Mind (EIM) Institute for several years. His high level of English and calm manner make him a popular study mate. Jure will use his language skills to find dignified, living wage employment - but he can't afford to pay for his own school. That's why he needs donors like you! project reportread updates from the field
Give Wilkenson a Safe Home
 
This project will provide a year of safe housing for twelve year old Wilkenson. After his parents died in 2009 his grandmother tried to care for him and his brothers, but she couldn't afford to feed them. So she was forced to abandon them at the HTDC orphanage. Wilkenson has been through a lot, but he's still one of the orphanage's funniest kids - and he loves soccer! But without the orphanage to keep him safe, Wilkenson would be forced to fend for himself as a street-kid. project reportread updates from the field
Give Nolky a year of school
 
This project will provide a full year of education for 11 year old Nolky. Nolky is one of eight children. His mom is assumed to have died in the 2010 earthquake, and his father was left unable to care for the family. So, he was forced to leave his three youngest at the HTDC orphanage. Nolky is one of the orphanage's most responsible kids, and he hardly ever fights with his brothers and sisters. With your help, we'll be able to provide him with the education he needs to build a secure future. project reportread updates from the field
A year of food for Chanini
 
This project will provide a year of nutritious food for Chanini. Before the 2010 earthquake, nine year old 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. But without nutritious meals to keep her growing, Chanini's future will be bleak. project reportread updates from the field
Hot Meals for Evacuees like Evelyn
 
Evelyn is 38 and she lives with her two young children in the community of Banaba. Their house is dangerously close to a riverbank. Every year there are floods, and Evelyn's house is often inundated. During floods Evelyn and her children have to spend days sleeping on the floor of an evacuation centre, and are often forced to go hungry. With your support, we'll be there to provide hot meals and emergency supplies during those floods. This will help keep Evelyn and her children healthy and happy. project reportread updates from the field
Give Stanley Job Skills
 
This project will provide a year of English Education for Stanley. Stanley only enrolled at the English in Mind (EIM) Institute in August of 2016. However, he's self-studied for years and his impressive abilities enabled him to start directly in EIM's Intermediate level class. We're excited to watch his skills develop even more. Stanley will use his language skills to find dignified, living wage employment - but he can't afford to pay for his own school. That's why he needs donors like you! project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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