Compassion for Altai

by Altai Mir University
Vetted

Summary

In four days at the end of May, Altai Republic in Siberia got a month's rain. Floods swept away homes, livestock, agriculture, roads, bridges, and power, devastating subsistence farming villages in Russia's poorest region. Russian disaster recovery funding is nowhere near sufficient. Global humanitarian aid is their only hope.
$0
total raised
0
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Altai Republic, Russia's poorest region, has been devastated by floods that washed away 230 km of roads, 20 bridges, 1,000 homes, as well as countless livestock and the vegetable gardens which are villagers' only means of survival. More rain is expected. Russian federal disaster recovery funds are a pittance -- imagine trying to replace your home and livelihood with less than $3,000.

Solution

Svetlana Katynova, our long-time volunteer project leader in Altai, has been working for years to assist subsistence farmers in remote villages. Through her extensive network, money channeled through her consistently reaches the most destitute in a way that catalyzes and pulls together communities. This is an opportunity to act from a place of deep compassion with the awareness that we are all connected.

Long-Term Impact

Summers are short in Siberia and villagers must grow their food for the long, bitterly cold winters. Their means to do this has been washed away. The extent of the damage is so great that impacted villages will only recover with external help. Your donation will literally enable the Altai people to remain on their traditional lands and maintain the ancient, sacred culture of their ancestors.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.AltaiMir.org
Extensive background information about Altai
Newspaper article with photos
Newspaper article with photos
Newspaper article with photos

Organization Information

Altai Mir University

Location: Shoreline, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.AltaiMir.org
Project Leader:
Carol Hiltner
Shoreline, WA United States

Funded Project!

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

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Altai Mir University that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.