Help Community Leaders like Maria Save Lives

A microproject by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
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Summary

This project will fund training for community based rescue team members like Maria. Maria lives in a flood-prone community on the outskirts of Manila. Community organisation Buklod Tao has organised rescue teams to keep communities safe during the multiple floods that strike every year, but those teams can only save lives if they're properly trained. With your help, we'll hold trainings in first aid, swift-water rescue, flood simulation and much more for rescue team members like Maria.
$245.00
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

45 year old Maria believes that women must be at the lead of keeping communities safe during floods. She's a member of a local health worker's team as well as a rescue team, and she attended a recent two day first aid course because she wants to help people. Community leaders like Maria are motivated to help and on the front line during floods, but without proper training they won't be able to help anyone.

Solution

Your funding will fund trainings in first aid, swift water rescue, safe use of rescue boats, and much more for dozens of community based rescue team members. These trainings will ensure that community leaders like Maria have the skills they need to save lives when floods strike.

Long-Term Impact

Every year, Maria's community faces devastating floods. Those floods are only getting worse as climate change accelerates. Maria's community can't afford to wait on the government to keep them safe - they need to be ready to save lives as floods increase over the coming years.

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 Arab Emirates

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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