Help Andy Help His Fellow Disaster Survivors

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)


Andy is 39 years old and he's a survivor of the 2004 Asian Tsunami in Thailand. After his recovery he went back to Thailand to volunteer his engineering skills and help rebuild. Andy went on to start IDV, a charity that has now helped over 20,000 of his fellow disaster survivors in Nepal, the Philippines and Haiti. Andy has the experience, skills and passion to help thousands more disaster survivors, but he needs your help to build IDV's capacity, and to increase the impact of its vital work.
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Andy co-founded International Disaster Volunteers (IDV) in 2009. IDV's work is largely performed by volunteers, and has so far spent over 85% of its funding supporting disaster survivors overseas; by providing emergency relief, rebuilding classrooms, providing training and much more. This has left less than $24,000 a year, on average, for project support costs in the UK. So, IDV now wants to invest in its UK operations to increase the impact of its work helping disaster survivors overseas.


In the short-term donations to this project will be invested in IDV's UK operations. But these UK operations are the foundations on which all of the charity's overseas projects are built. So, in the longer-term, your donations will enable IDV to expand its vital work overseas. Your donations will also allow IDV to plan more strategically, which will further improve the effectiveness, quality and impact of IDV's overseas projects. Recurring donations are particularly valuable for the same reason.

Long-Term Impact

By making an investment in IDV's UK capacity today, you'll ensure the charity can make the biggest possible difference to overseas disaster survivors in the future. Andy and IDV have a proven track record, with over five years of successful operations in three different countries. If IDV's own organisational capacity can be increased then this will also increase the sustainability and impact of the charity's vital work overseas.


Learn more about IDV's work
View IDV's last five year's reports and accounts
Watch Andy's story on YouTube

Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom
$1,003 raised of $34,000 goal
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$32,997 to go
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