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Fundacion Ninos de los Andes
Fundacion Ninos de los Andes

Dear Project of the Month Club,

Greetings from Washington, D.C.! I have exciting news about the impact of your generosity.

In July, 332 of you gave a total of $11,591 to support Pravo Vibora’s Create Braille Books for 1000 Blind Children project in Kyiv, Ukraine. Pravo Vibora will be able to buy a new braille printer with your donations!

This month, your donations are headed to Colombia to support Fundacion Niños de los Andes, an organization in Bogota visited by GlobalGiving field travelers on two separate occasions. Their project, Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home, operates a group home for vulnerable children without supportive families. The kids are given food, shelter, clothes, mentoring, school supplies, and transportation to schools around the city. Last year alone, FNA served 6,500 children.

Patricia from FNA was ecstatic to hear they’ve been chosen as Project of the Month. She has a message of thanks to you:

“Wow, this is really fantastic news! To be selected as Project of the Month for August 2017 means that our efforts working together with GlobalGiving and our generous donors are having great results to fulfill our common goal making a positive difference in the lives of the most vulnerable children in Colombia.”

However, transportation has been an issue for FNA lately. Their school bus is old, keeps breaking down, and is becoming unsafe and expensive. That’s where you come in.

“The members of the Club can be sure their donations will help us to meet the biggest need we have at this moment: the school bus we have been using for the last 15 years to transport the children breaks down at least once per week which leads to missed school and ever mounting repair costs.  Replacing it is an urgent priority. Thanks to their support we will be able to buy the new bus to daily transport the 63 children to school in a safe and reliable way!” explained Patricia.

We hope you’re as excited as we are that your donations will make such a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable Colombian children! Thank you for your commitment to making positive change in the world.

 

Warmly,

Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

Pravo Vibora
Pravo Vibora
Pravo Vibora
Pravo Vibora

Dear Project of the Month Club,

It’s July, and I have good news: your donations are continuing to make an astounding impact all around the world!

Last month, 329 of you gave a total of $11,490 to support CREATE!’s Clean Water for 1,500 People in Senegal project. Alix, GlobalGiving’s West Africa field traveler, was totally blown away by CREATE!’s work connecting families in Senegal to clean water and community gardens.

 In March, Skye, our field traveler covering Eastern Europe, visited Pravo Vibora’s Create Braille Books for 1000 Blind Children in Kyiv, Ukraine. Skye was “absolutely stunned by the breadth and depth of assistance Pravo Vibora is offering to the blind community in Ukraine. Their work is imperative to allowing children with visual impairments, life choice and opportunity—found nowhere else in Ukraine.”

 Pravo Vibora’s small printing house produces braille books with tactile illustrations for children with visual impairments. They also educate families and support children who are blind throughout their education.  

Anastasiya from Pravo Vibora was overjoyed when we told her the great news that they’ll be receiving around $11,000 from Project of the Month Club. She’s finally going to be able to purchase a new braille printer!

 “We are so proud that our work was recognized by GlobalGiving. Thank you very much! As a result, more blind children will get a chance to read tales and stories as their peers do and more blind kids will enjoy reading and studying. Last year, the government signed the document that initiates inclusive education in Ukraine. That means our blind kids will go to general public school and get their education as their peers do while using more braille textbooks for classes. We are doing our best to supply them with the needed set of books. Unfortunately, the braille printer that we purchased in 2015 does not meet the needs. The children now need more books for school and kindergartens. There are more and more tales and stories to come out. Our studio is not able to meet the needs with the old printer.

“So, we are planning to purchase a new powerful braille printer called Braille Box. The price for it is $17,000 dollars. We hope to raise more funds to be able to cover the braille printer’s price. So, the $11,000 sum will be spent to purchase a new printer.

“With the help of new printer we will be able to print more books and reach to more blind children around Ukraine, including schools and kindergartens. That way the children will learn to read, get more literacy and education, and enjoy their right to education.”

Your donations this month are bridging the education gap in Ukraine for children with visual impairments. Thank you for your commitment to making the world a little better place!

Warmly,

Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

CREATE!
CREATE!
CREATE!
CREATE!

Dear Project of the Month Club,

Happy June! We’re kicking off summer here at GlobalGiving by supporting partners in every corner of the world, including Native American reservations in the United States, where the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is bringing fresh, organic fruit tree orchards to families in need.

Last month, 322 of you gave a total of $11,319 to support the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’s Bring Fruit Trees to Native American Reservations project. FTPF planted three full orchards on Native American reservations with your gifts!

This month, your donations are headed to Senegal and will be supporting CREATE!’s Clean Water for 1,500 People in Senegal project. CREATE! helps people in rural Senegal become agriculturally and economically independent through rehabilitating wells and installing solar-powered pumps and irrigation systems.

Alix, GlobalGiving’s West Africa field traveler, was really impressed with her visit to CREATE! In March. Here’s what she said:

I was completely blown away by the work that they're doing during my site visit. They are truly trying to work themselves out of a job. They have built community gardens in rural Senegal and then teach the communities how to do all of the work themselves. They take community input very seriously, having each community choose the garden president and they have meeting rooms on each site where the community can come together to discuss next steps for the garden.

It was amazing to hear the stories from the community of how much their lives have changed. Having access to fresh fruits and vegetables has improved their health. They no longer have to spend their time walking very long distances to buy fresh produce. They are no longer concerned with where their next meal is coming from. They just feel such immense pride in the project because they are the ones running the garden.

CREATE! even has a few gardens that have "graduated" or no longer are supervised by the CREATE! team. The communities run the garden completely on their own.

Kaitlyn Grigsby-Hall from CREATE! has this message for you:

Thank you so much for your generous support! We are so thrilled and honored to be selected as GlobalGiving’s project of the month! Because of you, CREATE!’s partner villages in rural Senegal will continue to thrive. Your contributions will help us continue to collaborate with women and men to help them build a sustainable future for their families as they cope with water, food, and fuel shortages resulting from the impact of climate change on their communities.

When we asked what more than $11,000 could do for CREATE!, Kaitlyn already had a plan:

This generous contribution will help CREATE! secure sustainable access to clean, abundant, and affordable water for families living in a rural Senegalese village. This donation will help us rehabilitate a well and install a solar-powered pump and gravity-fed irrigation system so that women in the village’s garden cooperative can learn to grow fresh, nutritious vegetables year-round for the first time ever. Access to clean, abundant water will give women and men in this village the opportunity to empower themselves, their families, and their communities. We would not have been able to partner with this community without your support.

It sounds like people in rural Senegal will be able to live better lives thanks to your support. Thank you for your dedication to locally-driven, sustainable nonprofit solutions to the world’s biggest problems.

Warmly,
Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Dear Project of the Month Club,

Greetings from Washington, D.C.! The GlobalGiving team has been hard at work this last month getting donations to where they’re needed most, including Odissa, India, where AAINA is changing the lives of children with disabilities.

Last month, 325 of you gave a total of $10,702 to support AAINA’s  Send 1000 Kids with Disabilities to School in India project. AAINA was able to reach their goal of sending 1,000 children with disabilities to school because of your generosity.

This month, your donations will be supporting the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’s Bring Fruit Trees to Native American Reservations project. FTPF has projects all over the world, but this United States-based project serves three Native American tribes in ten communities in the northern Plains and pueblos in the Southwest by planting fruit trees and orchards. FTPF’s  goal is to bring fresh, organic fruit to 1,000 Native American families that they can harvest from their own orchards.

Lizzy Rainey from FTFP has this message for you:

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is absolutely thrilled to learn that it has been chosen for the Project of the Month Club! Programs like this that benefit diverse nonprofits are what make the world a better place, and we are honored to play our part to make club members proud of their selection. On behalf of fruitful communities everywhere, thank you!

When we asked what more than $10,000 could do for FTPF, Lizzy was overjoyed:

We envision a generous contribution of $10,000 to allow FTPF to plant life-giving, earth-sustaining orchards for Native American tribes in several locations throughout the country, where tribal members can mobilize their communities to grow fresh, organic fruit for families for generations. On average, a donation of this amount will typically result in full-sized orchards and training for at least three different communities, selected for their commitment to the trees and their need for increased food security and clean air at their location.

We’re so excited that your support will result in orchards for three Native American communities! Thank you for your commitment to supporting locally-driven, earth-changing nonprofits all over the world.

Warmly,

Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

AAINA
AAINA
Children at Salariin Kampuchea practicing math
Children at Salariin Kampuchea practicing math

Dear Project of the Month Club,

Happy spring! We’re excited for warmer weather and new beginnings. As always, we also have another inspiring project to share with you this month.

Last month, 318 of you gave a total of $10,807 to support Salariin Kampuchea’s Enhance 200 Cambodians’ Lives with Education project, which runs two schools in Siem Reap that provide English, computing, and life skills classes.

This month, your donations will be supporting AAINA’s Send 1000 Kids with Disabilities to School in India project. Since its founding in 1998, AAINA (which translates to “mirror” in Hindi) has been committed to building communities free of barriers and stigmas for people with disabilities.

Geetika Chandra from AAINA has this message for you:

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and generous decision of selecting our project as project of the month!! We were delighted upon hearing the great news and stay strong that the children with disability deserve such steps to access their rights. We are ready to meet our goal with passion and conviction. We appreciate your action and are committed to utilize the funds raised in its best.

When we asked what more than $10,000 could do for AAINA, Geetika had a plan ready:

AAINA plans to dedicate the funds for our most marginalized Deafblind children. The funds will be utilized to provide providing remuneration to therapists of the children, creation of adaptive materials to improve children’s communications and ADL [activities of daily living] skills, and purchasing materials for the Resource Center to develop communication and mobility.  Moreover,  the raised amount we will also be reaching our goal of sending 1000 children to school was due since past 3 years! We shall appreciate your generous donations towards the cause.

Thank you for helping AAINA reach their goal of sending 1,000 kids to school! We can’t wait to share their progress with you next month.

Warmly,

Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

Children exploring outside with AAINA
Children exploring outside with AAINA
 

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