Village Volunteers

Village Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in partnership with rural village and capacity-building programs to support the development of sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and growth.
Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree
 
The moringa tree project is a sustainable approach to combating poverty, malnutrition and environmental degradation. This nutrient-rich "miracle" tree, grown by local women's groups provides social enterprise opportunities for cooperatives and nutrition for their families. The sale the tree's leaves - fosters economic development and generates income for rural villagers. Powdered moringa leaves are distributed to feeding program and preschools where malnutrition is prevalent. project reportread updates from the field
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
 
New Light is a night shelter/creche (care center) that protects young girls, children and women at high risk in one of the oldest red light districts of Kolkata in West Bengal, India. This area houses sex workers from the city and neighboring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh. New Light also operates a home where girls are safe from potential danger. Providing education, health care, legal aid and shelter from the harsh reality of the streets is crucial in changing the course of their lives. project reportread updates from the field
Women Manufacturing Biodegradable Sanitary Pads
 
Empowering Women Period is a women-run business where vulnerable women manufacture low-cost, biodegradable sanitary pads from water hyacinth, a destructive and prolific invasive aquatic species. Your donation buys pads for vulnerable girls from women supported by New Light, India, a shelter, safe homes, and advocates for disenfranchised women. The women in the earn a dignified living, and get health insurance. Your donation buys sanitary pads from the women for at-risk girls to attend school. project reportread updates from the field
Help Rebuild Nepalese Family Farm & Training Site
 
Our partner Mountain View Eco Farm in Pokhara were victims of the terrible 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck near Nepal's capital Kathmandu on April 25. This sustainable and organic demonstration farm is run by the family of MVEF director Govinda Bedraj, a generous soul whose love for the Earth, organic farming practices and his country ooze out of his being. Help him rebuild his source of livelihood and the ability to train resource-poor farmers in sustainable farming practices. project reportread updates from the field
Safe Housing for Kenyan School Girls
 
Building a dormitory for 7th and 8th grade girls of Pathfinder Academy will provide a safe environment for girls who live in the most distant villages. The challenges are difficult for many girls who too often just stay home, marry early and inevitably live in poverty. Building a safe shelter for girls will transform their lives by providing them with education, food, clean water,and shelter. With an education, these young women will return to their communities to serve as change agents project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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