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!