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.
Nov 28, 2016

UN Women's Project Inspire People's Choice Award!!

Award in Singapore at UN Women
Award in Singapore at UN Women's Project Inspire

Dear Donor,

It is our pleasure to announce that the Village Volunteers' Empowering Women Period's sanitary pad project in India, Mukti Women, won the Project Inspire People's Choice through UN Women and the Singapore Committee for UN Women. We also won the Mazars Finanical Inclusion Award for using business to empower women. We will now be able to expand to empower more women to become entrepreneurs.

Education and empowerment can change the destiny of a woman. Statistics show that limited education, career choices and vulnerability are key factors for abuse and forms of slavery. --- Your donations for pads for girls buys the pads from the women and those pads are distributed to the most vulnerable girls. 4

The timing is perfect to start a monthly subscription from November 29th through December your donaton after the fourth month will have a 200% match! For as little as $12 a month, you can equip girls with menstruation protection AND empower women who have escaped lives of abuse in the red light district.


Thank you,
Shana

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Nov 23, 2016

Boys can Break the Chain of Abuse

Urmi Basu celebrating with the boys
Urmi Basu celebrating with the boys

Dear Donor,

On November 14th we had a big celebration at New Light, India! The children at Khelaghar, New Lights new boys home, celebrated Children's Day and proudly celebrated Khelaghar’s 2nd birthday. The children sang and danced to celebrate the day. 

New Light in Kolkata completed two years in its effort to provide young boys of women who are in prostitution the opportunity to grow up in a safe and secure environment and realize their full potential. The Home provides safe shelter, formal and remedial education, counselling, comprehensive healthcare, nutritious meals, therapeutic, creative and recreational opportunities to the male children, aged between 4 to 18 years of prostitution workers. These services are imperative to ensure their physical safety, and provide them the opportunity to realize their full human potential. Boys growing up the influence of men being pimps, drug dealers and who witness abuse of women are very receptive to the love and care provided to them. This above all is a way to break the chain of sex work and abuse. 

We would like to thank all of our supporters, donors, and volunteers who believed in our common goal and aim to assist  as many children and young adults as possible into the mainstream by providing formal education; job oriented training and different vocational activities so that they can choose a life with dignity. 

On Giving Tuesday, November 29th, please consider New Light to help us educate and shelter vulnerable children for a 50% match or subscribe to a montly donation to be matched 200%. 

Thank you,

Shana

 

Oct 26, 2016

Students Rally to Support Moringa Project

Seeds sent to the Village Volunteers office
Seeds sent to the Village Volunteers office

Dear friends,

It was a wonderful surprise when over a year ago, Char Geletka, a Director of the Center for Gifted & Talented Youth in Florida contacted us about how her students were interested in our moringa project because of the value to communities with serious malnutrition.

One of her students was particularly keen in finding us seed to be able to set up moringa nurseries in more communities in Africa and Asia. The heart that went in to calling growers and finding seeds to plant resulted in the group sending us a bag of seeds that they got from their donations. That bag of seeds went to Northern Ghana where they were planted in areas of extreme poverty.
Seeds from the same batch of seeds the students sent to us were planted in Florida at some of their homes. Surprisingly since moringa only seems to do well in very hot humid areas of the world and do poorly when the temperature drops, did well enough to provide us with a big bag of seeds this year to send to Kenya. 
The bag will be sent to Raphine Muga who manages our moringa projects in Kenya for families with children with Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle Cell Disease results in the highest childhood mortality rate in Sub Saharan Africa where the poorest families cannot provide the nutrition that is required to keep their children strong.
When corn is a staple and often all that is provided,  powdered moringa at even low quantities, can provides nutrition to young children with Sickle Cell Anemia. Morings is also provided to the very youngest children to combat malnutrition - a condition that is chronic when not caught early resulting in stunted growth and intellectual capacity. 
We ask that you continue to help us by donating or doing a subscription se we can set up new programs, training for mothers in the planting, care and harvesting of moringa and the powdering and use of the dried leaves.
Thank you!
Shana
 
   

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