Hope in Crisis Fund

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Hope in Crisis Fund

Project Report | Jan 12, 2023
An update on your donation to the Hope in Crisis Fund

By Kyra Zimmerman | Disaster Response Associate

Photo: Youth For Homeland
Photo: Youth For Homeland

Thank you for your generous donation to the Hope in Crisis Fund. Donations to this fund are already making a difference, enabling GlobalGiving to respond to the challenge of inequitable funding and resources for crises around the world

The first grants from this fund prioritized support for nonprofit partners who applied for funding and are doing critical work to respond to crises in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Yemen. Donations from the fund supported eight grants to high-impact and community-led nonprofit organizations at the forefront of each crisis. 

Here is what one grantee, Solidarity with Vulnerable People for Community Development, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo wanted you to know about the impact of your donation:

“This is very good news for our organization, Solidarity with Vulnerable People for Community Development, and all women victims of rape and sexual violence displaced from wars living in the City of Bukavu. We are really happy to work with you to improve the living conditions of families who are victims of rape and sexual violence.” 

And here is a short description of some of the critical work you’ve supported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

  • Idjwi Island Education Fund operates hygiene programs that identify and treat neglected tropical diseases, including malaria, that are prevalent among primary school children on Idjwi Island in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. These programs include constructing composting latrines to improve hygiene and reduce the prevalence of intestinal parasites.
  • Hope for Our Sisters, Inc. runs the Wellness Clinic, which provides life-saving services, such as nutrition programs for malnourished children and medical care for those in need in the eastern city of Goma. The organization’s community projects also aim to protect boys and young men vulnerable to armed forces in the context of violence that has displaced thousands in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Business for Better Society provides aid and clothes to children who are displaced by conflict and helps to reintegrate child soldiers into their communities near the city of Goma through education, counseling, and support in rebuilding relationships.

Here is a short description of some of the critical work you’ve supported in Yemen:

  • AWTAD Anti-Corruption Organization trains displaced women in Yemen to ensure the most vulnerable families have livelihoods. The organization is also working closely with 50 families to offer cash assistance for purchasing basic goods at a time when sources of income are limited and prices are high. 
  • Youth For Homeland distributes food and water to families in need and provides shelter and restoration help to individuals whose homes were damaged in the severe floods across Sana’a, Yemen in 2022. The organization also continues to support small income-generating projects.
  • Building Foundation For Development equips and operates a maternal and neonatal emergency center for host communities, internally displaced persons, and refugees. This center is the only one of its kind for people who are impoverished and marginalized to receive emergency treatment. 
  • Yemen Family Care Association ensures schools remain open for conflict-affected communities. The organization is strengthening the capacity of teachers and management staff while building inclusive learning environments for all children. 

Your support of the GlobalGiving Hope in Crisis Fund powers community-led responses, and it means that organizations and communities get critical resources to help those most in need, especially in areas that are often overlooked and underfunded. We will continue to share updates about the community-led efforts you are supporting in response to some of the world's worst humanitarian crises. 

With gratitude,

Kyra  + the GlobalGiving Team

Photo: AWTAD Anti-Corruption Organization
Photo: AWTAD Anti-Corruption Organization
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