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GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

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GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club
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
Salariin Kampuchea
Salariin Kampuchea

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We hope you all had a February filled with love. This month, the GlobalGiving staff welcomed three new babies into the world! Moms, dads, and babies are all safe and happy, and we're so glad to have more GlobalGivers on our team. We also have a new project we can’t wait to share with you this month.

Last month, 303 of you gave a total of $9,945 to support Seed Programs International’s Revive 1000 Haiti Gardens After Hurricane Matthew which provides training along with seeds and tools to restore gardens in Haiti with fast-growing crops.

This month, your donations are going to support Salariin Kampuchea’s Enhance 200 Cambodians’ Lives Through Education which offers English and computer classes to children in Siem Reap, Cambodia so they can pursue careers that lift them out of poverty.  Ravy Vang, Executive Director of Salariin Kampuchea has this message for you:

"Thank you very much for your generous donation and support. We know that you spend your hard earned money to contribute to our cause. This will empower our children and young people to join in our projects."

When we asked what $10,000 could do for Salariin Kampuchea, Ravy had great ideas for how your donation would make a difference.

“It can help 50 disadvantaged children and adults attend IT courses for a year.  It can equip 50 disadvantaged children and adults with English skills for a year.  It can empower 25 adults through a hospitality training program for a year, so our school is able to continue our education activities in the project region.”

By promoting the value of education in their communities, Salariin Kampuchea helps children have a higher chance of finishing their formal education, giving the next generation the knowledge and skills to build a strong community. We can't wait to share their progress with you next month.

Warmly,

Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team



Seed Programs International
Seed Programs International
Seed Programs International
Seed Programs International

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We here at GlobalGiving can’t believe we’re already a month into 2017. So far this year, we have welcomed a team of six field travelers to our DC office. They will be visiting our partners in East Africa, West Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, South America, Ecuador, and Nepal. You can check in with us on social media for updates on their travels. We also have a new project we can’t wait to share with you this month.

Last month, 322 of you gave a total of $10,987 to support Horn of Africa Development Initiative’s "Build a Peace Village for 600 Children" project in Kenya, which uses soccer as a method of teaching children important lessons about nonviolence.

This month, your donations are going to support Seed Programs International’s "Revive 1000 Haiti Gardens After Hurricane Matthew" project, which will provide more than 100,000 packets of top-quality seeds, tools, and fertilizers needed to restore flooded gardens with fast-growing vegetable crops. Naima Dido, Program Director of Seed Programs International has this message for you:

"This is wonderful news! We are extremely honored to be selected as GlobalGiving's project of the month! In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, seeds have become more important than ever for rebuilding communities whose livelihoods were washed away in the blink of an eye. Thank you, GlobalGiving for supporting us in providing people with the supplies they need to recover from Hurricane Matthew, feed themselves, and restore their livelihoods!"

When we asked what $10,000 could do for Seed Programs International, Naima knew exactly how your donation would make a difference.

“The success of just one woman can inspire other women in the village. SPI takes an agricultural approach to facilitating women’s empowerment by helping women take the first steps out of poverty and hunger, which builds a foundation for resilience and self-reliance. With your help, we will improve women’s access to seeds and resources such as fertilizer and training for 200 women in 5 communities, which will increase food production for their families and improve the quality of life of the whole community.”

For Seed Programs International, providing seeds is about more than the crops they produce, it’s about alleviating poverty and hunger in communities in Haiti. We can't wait to share their progress with you next month.

Warmly,

Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

HODI
HODI
 

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