Children
 Haiti
Project #15941

A Secure Future for Florentina

A microproject by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
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Summary

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.
$500
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

The orphanage receives no financial support from the government, so they have to care for kids like Florentina on their own. Florentina was very malnourished when she arrived, and she was sick a lot when she was younger. The staff at the orphanage used funds donated by people living overseas to nurse her back to health. The orphanage is thankful for the donors who saved Florentina's life, but relying on handouts leaves them vulnerable. They need to be financially independent.

Solution

By helping the orphanage start a business to make its own profit, you reduce the orphanage's reliance on the kindness of strangers. That means that the orphanage will be able to meet the needs of kids like Florentina without having to hope for donations. Financial independence helps all the kids in the orphanage's care have a more secure future!

Long-Term Impact

This project will fund the purchase a bus and a set of new tires. The bus will be rented out to local drivers who will pay daily or weekly for the use of the bus. Depending on monthly service costs the bus will earn between $900 and $750 for the orphanage every month. Those profits will move the orphanage toward financial independence and ensure that the orphanage can survive into the future regardless of where donors choose to send their funds.

Resources

http:/​/​www.idvolunteers.org
Meet a few of the kids here!

Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.idvolunteers.org
Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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