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Barbuda Resilience Fund

by International Community Foundation
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund
Barbuda Resilience Fund

With help from YOU ALL through the GlobalGiving platform, the International Community Foundation has provided three 5k general support grants to help Barbuda prepare for AND emerge strong from the COVID 19 pandemic. The island remains on lockdown with an enforced curfew from 6pm-6am and supplies arriving once a week by boat. The three organizations below are working to keep Barbuda resilient during this difficult time.

BarbudanGo is one of two local nonprofits that emerged after Hurricane Irma in 2017 after recognizing the need for the continued development and ongoing strengthening of civil society on Barbuda. Their mission is to operate as an umbrella organization to give individuals and small unregistered informal groups access to grants; provide alternative education programs; strengthen and preserve Barbuda’s history and culture; and make Barbuda more prepared for disasters. This rapid response grant will enable the BarbudanGo team to increase public health and safety awareness on the island, provide the local hospital with essential supplies, and work directly with the Barbudan Council on recovery efforts. 

Be Foundation is the second local nonprofit that emerged after Hurricane Irma with the following goals: Empower the voices of Barbudans to advocate for social change; identify global opportunities for community involvement; engage organizations, community leaders, and citizens to ensure authentic participation and shared decision-making; and increased resource mobilization. This grant will enable the Be Foundation team to continue to advance their local farming program. Most of the food on the island is imported which leaves Barbudans particularly vulnerable during this critical time. Increasing local capacity for growing food in home gardens could be a game changer for many families. During ICF's recent site visit to Barbuda in late February there were 10 new local farmers who were regularly participating in this program.

The third rapid response grant is for the Abundant Life Youth Media Apprenticeship Program who run the only local news station on Barbuda and are a critical local source of information and resources. Originally organized to assist youth venture into the field of media, the program has demonstrated how it can improve reading, research, and public speaking skills. Youth are now leading on every aspect of video production and are reporting on relevant local news and current events. The team has been very actively broadcasting COVID 19 updates for the local and global community. BarbudanGo is the fiscal sponsor for this project.

THANK YOU for continuing to give to Barbuda!

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We are now more than halfway through the grantperiod for the Barbuda Community Grants! Amazing work is underway and a few of the projects have already been completed. The International Community Foundation will be visiting Barbuda in February to learn first hand about the progress. We are also interested in finding out more about ongoing challeges and additional opportunities to support Barbudans. Stay tuned for more detailed updates on the below community projects coming soon! 

BarbudanGO Water Harvesting Initiative (20k). Provides 400-gallon water tanks, spouting systems, and fittings to Barbudan households to increase their access to potable water.          

BE Foundation's Organic Farming Project (20k). Introduces organic farming principles and food waste management systems to youth alongside traditional produce farmers. Barbudans will "house" community gardens in their homes using a research-based, community-led framework designed by students. 

Media Apprenticeship Program (15k). Trains young Barbudans in the area of broadcasting with the objective of documenting local stories, histories, experiences of Hurricane Irma, and restarting local news updates. 

Barbuda Research Complex - Historic Well Water Restoration and Resilience (20k). Restores historic wells to increase resilience of the local community against natural disasters. 

Youth Afterschool Center (25k). Provides 6 afterschool enrichment programs to 50 children below the age of 16 (Mon-Sat). 

Bonnie Floyd Ministries - Interior Home Reconstruction (20k). Reconstructs the interior of homes that were deeply damaged by the hurricane. 

Fish N' Fins Ocean Camp  (15k). A 5-day summer camp for 60 Barbudan youth that involves ocean-themed games, swim lessons, snorkeling, marine ecology lectures, and 'edVenture day'. 

Rebuild Barbuda - Roof Repair for the Elderly (20k). Repairs roofs of the most vulnerable residents in Barbuda, as many elders have been displaced as a result of Hurricane Irma.

Barbudaful.net - Website Update and Maintenance (7k). Maintains the only website focused on Barbuda with an average of 21k unique views per year. 

Community Charitable Ministry- Small Business Grants Program (20k). Helps to rebuild local economy through 20 small businesses grants for rebuilding and recovery.

Thank you for your continued support to Barbuda and its people through these community projects. Your contribution matters and we are so grateful!  

 

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Dear supporters and friends of Barbuda's recovery efforts,

The International Community Foundation is pleased to share that, as you most likely already know, Barbuda is open for business! Since we last reported, several more local businesses have come back online and new ones are emerging. Barbudan made and led projects are well underway and include a focus on youth development, clean water access, food security, home repair and reconstruction, historical preservation, and small business development. In additon to the ten community led projects that we have supported over the last 6 months, two new nonprofits have emerged, having recently recieved their chraitable status.

Both BarbudanGo and the BE Foundation are committed to strengthening Barbuda and it's people.The International Community Foundation is committe to helping build the capacity of these two new nonprofits. They provide the ability to serve as amplifiers of local acheivement and can provide the local community with both technical and adaptive suppport. Young Barbudans are stepping into their own and are creating exciting possibilites for their Carribean Island. If you have not been to Barbuda recently, you should go back. And if you have never been before, you must go. ICF will be returing there this spring to meet with community leaders and report on the progrss of the projects. We invite you to join us!     

Here are the 10 community made and led projects that, with your help, the International Community Foundation is supporting:

BarbudanGO Water Harvesting Initiative (20k). Provides 400-gallon water tanks, spouting systems, and fittings to Barbudan households to increase their access to potable water.          

BE Foundation's Organic Farming Project (20k). Introduces organic farming principles and food waste management systems to youth alongside traditional produce farmers. Barbudans will "house" community gardens in their homes using a research-based, community-led framework designed by students. 

Media Apprenticeship Program (15k). Trains young Barbudans in the area of broadcasting with the objective of documenting local stories, histories, experiences of Hurricane Irma, and restarting local news updates. 

Barbuda Research Complex - Historic Well Water Restoration and Resilience (20k). Restores historic wells to increase resilience of the local community against natural disasters. 

Youth Afterschool Center (25k). Provides 6 afterschool enrichment programs to 50 children below the age of 16 (Mon-Sat). 

Bonnie Floyd Ministries - Interior Home Reconstruction (20k). Reconstructs the interior of homes that were deeply damaged by the hurricane. 

Fish N' Fins Ocean Camp  (15k). A 5-day summer camp for 60 Barbudan youth that involves ocean-themed games, swim lessons, snorkeling, marine ecology lectures, and 'edVenture day'. 

Rebuild Barbuda - Roof Repair for the Elderly (20k). Repairs roofs of the most vulnerable residents in Barbuda, as many elders have been displaced as a result of Hurricane Irma.

Barbudaful.net - Website Update and Maintenance (7k). Maintains the only website focused on Barbuda with an average of 21k unique views per year. 

Community Charitable Ministry- Small Business Grants Program (20k). Helps to rebuild local economy through 20 small businesses grants for rebuilding and recovery.

 

 

 

 

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September 2017 - the Caribbean island of Barbuda was hit by Hurricane Irma which ravaged the island with 185mph winds, 15 foot waves, and widespread flooding. The entire population of Barbuda was displaced as nearly all of their homes and infrastructure were destroyed. Emergency rebuilding and recovery efforts have been underway and to date over $800,000 from the Barbuda Resilience Fund at the International Community Foundation has been invested in home reconstruction and repair, transportation, education, and job creation.

Most recently, ICF is thrilled to be working with local leadership to provide the technical and resource support needed for oversight, management, and amplification of community led projects. Our goal is to strengthen local nonprofits and support community leaders working on the ground for the long-term benefit of Barbuda and its people. The below projects range in size and focus. They are all powerful demonstrations of how community leads! 

Abundant Life Ministries Media Apprenticeship Program will train young Barbudans in the area of broadcasting with the objective of documenting local stories/histories,  experiences of Hurricane Irma, restarting the local "News Update" and other current affairs programs.

Barbudaful.netWebsite Update and Maintenance will support the only website focused on Barbuda with an average of 21k unique views per year. 

BarbudanGO Water Harvesting Initiative provides 400-gallon water tanks, spouting systems, and fittings to households to increase access to potable water.

Be Foundation’s Living Off Our Land is an Organic Farming Community Project that introduces organic farming principles and food waste management systems to youth alongside traditional produce farmers. Over 50 Barbudans will "house" community gardens in their homes, using concepts designed through a research-based, grassroots/community-led framework.

Bonnie Floyd Ministries Interior Reconstruction Project will reconstruct the interior of nine homes for Barbudans together with foreign volunteer and local building crews.  

Fish N' Fins Inc. Ocean Camp on Barbuda is a 5-day summer camp for a total of 30 Barbudan youth that involves ocean-themed games, swim lessons, snorkeling, marine ecology lectures, and 'edVenture days'.

The People's Church Small Business Grants Program will help strengthen the local economy with micro-grants to 20 small businesses for recovery and rebuilding efforts.   

Barbuda Research Complex Historic Wells Water Restoration and Resilience Program restores historic wells to increase resilience of the local community against natural disasters. Nine wells will be restored as backup water sources in three phases.

Rebuild Barbuda Roof Repair for the Elderly repairs the roofs of the most vulnerable residents in Barbuda who have been displaced as a result of Hurricane Irma.  

MEPA Trust Youth Afterschool Center provides afterschool enrichment programs to 50 children below the age of 16 (Mon-Sat).

Join us as we continue to raise funding for these important community efforts.

Adelante Barbuda! 

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It has been almost a year and a half since Hurricane Irma struck the island of Barbuda, damaging 96% of houses and displacing 1,625 people. 155 businesses were forced to shut down, 463 children were left without a school, and 405 vital fishing traps were lost in the fishing-reliant community. However, in this time the people of Barbuda have proved to be strong and resilient in rebuilding their communities.

The Barbuda Resilience Fund at the International Community Foundation (ICF) continues to support sustainable development projects to develop a strong and resilient Barbuda. To date over $500,000 has been invested in home reconstruction and repair, transportation, education, and job creation. Now, as we transition from recovery to resilience, ICF is working with local leadership to continue to advance sustainable development efforts and grow local capacity.

As we approached the start of another grant cycle earlier this year, the ICF team visited Barbuda to meet with local government and to visit 11 sites with community leaders. During the visits we learned of the ongoing challenges and sucesses of rebuilding homes, engaging youth, cleaning up the estuary to bring back wildlife and restore mangroves. The Barbudan community knows what they want and what they need for the wellbeing of their families.   

Over the next year, ICF will work directly with local leaders and local government to support the work of the Barbudan community. This year's grant cycle will deploy over $200,000 to 12 community created and led projects that continue to advance and strengthen the community of Barbuda. These projects include reparation of critical water sources, youth engagement, food security, and support to small local businesses.

To date, donors through GlobalGiving have donated over $11,000 to this amazing cause. And we have been able to grow that money. We greatly appreciate your support to the island of Barbuda.

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