Project #14623

Give 30 Orphaned Children a Sustainable Income

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)


The HTDC Orphanage is home to 30 children who lost everything in the 2010 earthquake. International donors have met the children's needs since 2011, but funds are running out and donor interest is moving on to new disasters. As a result, the orphanage needs to meet the kids' needs without appealing to donors. To that end, the orphanage directors want to invest in several businesses - one of them being a bus which will be hired out. After all costs, their bus will earn at least $750 a month.
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The orphanage receives no financial support from the government, so they have to care for kids like Wilkenson on their own. Wilkenson lost his mom in the earthquake, and his dad died of Cholera. HTDC gave him his first safe home in years thanks to funds donated by people living overseas. The orphanage is thankful for the donors who gave Wilkenson a home, but relying on hand-outs to care for their kids leaves them vulnerable. They need to be financially independent.


By helping the orphanage buy a bus and start making its own profit, you'll reduce their reliance on the kindness of strangers. That means that the orphanage will be able to meet the needs of kids like Wilkenson without having to hope for donations. Financial independence will ensure that all the kids at the orphanage will have a more secure future!

Long-Term Impact

This project will fund the purchase a bus and a set of new tires. The bus will be rented out to local drivers who will pay daily or weekly for the use of the bus. Depending on monthly service costs the bus will earn between $900 and $750 for the orphanage every month. Those profits will move the orphanage toward financial independence and ensure that the orphanage can survive into the future regardless of where donors choose to send their funds.


Meet a few of the kids here!

Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom
$10,124 raised of $15,000 goal
180 donations
$4,876 to go
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