Feed Arlyn and her family during floods

A microproject by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
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Summary

Arlyn lives with her sister and grandmother in a house made from a few sheets of tin and plywood perched on a riverbank. Every year there are floods, and Arlyn's house has been destroyed several times in her short life. Arlyn and her neighbors live in constant fear of the floods, and they often have to evacuate. Evacuation is frightening and stressful, but you can make it easier by giving us the funds we need to stockpile food and drinking water for Arlyn and evacuees like her
$240
total raised
10
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Aryln and her family have already lost their home and their possessions multiple times, but the physical loss isn't the most devastating part of living with floods - it's the constant fear. Their house isn't safe when the floodwaters come, as they inevitably will, and when they have to evacuate they can't take anything with them a not even food. In past years, they've had to go without until floodwaters receded. That makes evacuation frightening, dangerous and uncomfortable.

Solution

By providing the funds we need to stockpile food and water you'll take the fear out of evacuation for Aryln, her family, and families like hers. With your help, they'll know their basic needs will be met during times of crisis.

Long-Term Impact

Many families don't evacuate during floods because they fear being trapped without food and water. By stockpiling these basic needs ahead of time, families will be able to evacuate without fear. If we can encourage early evacuation, we can save lives.

Resources

http:/​/​www.idvolunteers.org

Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

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