GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

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GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club
Photo: Limitless Horizons IXIL
Photo: Limitless Horizons IXIL

Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

In the Indigenous town of Chajul, Guatemala, a lack of literacy and education stemming from the country's civil war keeps people from accessing critical resources and finding good jobs. Without educational materials or sufficient space and light to study at home, many children can’t learn. Currently, only 3% of Chajul's youth will graduate from high school.

Our September Project of the Month, Limitless Horizons IXIL, bridges the gaps in Chajul's education system by providing a learning environment for children in the community. Their project Support literacy and learning for 1,900 Maya youth is operating the first and only public library in Chajul. The library puts more than 10,000 books, microscopes, and STEM resources at students’ fingertips. Two local librarians also help them read and learn.

When Development Manager Emma Bourke learned that Limitless Horizons IXIL had been selected as the September Project of the Month, she shared that these funds will help provide youth in their community with a safe space to learn, which will impact their lives and community for years to come.

“This support will help transform education in our rural Guatemalan community, we are so grateful!” Emma said. 

To learn more about how Limitless Horizons IXIL is providing learning resources to support children and families in Chajul, check out their most recent report

Thank you for your continued generosity and compassion!

With gratitude,
Donna Callejon
GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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Photo: Promocion y Accion Comunitaria, I.A.P.
Photo: Promocion y Accion Comunitaria, I.A.P.

Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

Like many countries around the world, Mexico is still trying to recover from the effects of the pandemic as prices for everyday goods skyrocket. That impacts access to food, education, and medical care for children across the country.

Our August Project of the Month, Promocion y Accion Comunitaria, I.A.P., is focused on children and adolescents who need support in Mexico. Their project Helping children at risk to make dreams come true provides comprehensive care to help young people improve their physical, emotional, and social well-being.

When Project Leader Juan Manuel Albino Hernández learned that Promocion y Accion Comunitaria, I.A.P. had been selected as the August Project of the Month, he shared that these funds will allow them to sustain their operations. 

“This donation will be applied to guarantee the integral well-being of the children and adolescents,” he said. 

That means funding for teachers, educational materials, and transportation to get to school. It means fitness classes, dental and medical care, and emotional support for the young people in their community.

To learn more about how Promocion y Accion Comunitaria, I.A.P. is helping young people build their futures, check out their most recent report

Thank you for your continued generosity and compassion!

Wishing you all the best,

Donna Callejon

GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

Did you know that malaria is still the leading cause of death in Uganda? Although this disease is both curable and preventable, high healthcare costs and a lack of education mean that many people across the country still become ill, particularly in rural communities. 

Our July Project of the Month, Kagumu Development Organization, is helping families stay safe by educating mothers on malaria prevention, as well as providing free mosquito nets and treatment. Their project Save 750 Pregnant Women from Malaria in Uganda focuses on the Kibuku district, a rural region where communities often struggle to access much-needed healthcare. 

To learn more about how the Kagumu Development Organization is helping families in Uganda stay healthy, check out their most recent report

Thank you for your commitment to a better world! 

Warmly, 

Donna Callejon

GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

Across Puerto Rico, high rents and mortgages, inadequate disaster recovery assistance, and housing discrimination places thousands of families at risk of losing their homes. With the climate crisis causing more devastating natural disasters each year, historically marginalized groups like women, Black communities, immigrants, and older people are at a higher risk for displacement than ever before.

Our June Project of the Month,Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, is helping families keep their homes and fighting the displacement crisis by starting at the source. Their project Build Power: Community Paralegals in Puerto Rico annually offers 15 community members training in legal literacy, participatory research skills, advocacy, and community-based legal efforts, preparing them to support themselves and their communities in building environmental and housing equity. 

When founder and Director Ariadna Godreau Aubert learned that Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico had been selected as the June POMC, they shared that these funds will pay for an entire year of training. “Supporting this novel project is a stepping stone towards shifting narratives and practices that acknowledge communities' legal power and agency,” they said. 

To learn more about how Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico is helping communities build a more just Puerto Rico, check out their most recent report

Thank you for your commitment to a better world! 

Warmly, 

Donna Callejon

GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

This month, we’re kicking off summer beach trips by journeying to Curaçao, a remote Dutch Caribbean island known for its secluded beaches and expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. Each year, several endangered sea turtle species travel to this tropical haven to lay their eggs. Between June and September, up to 5,000 baby turtles will hatch—but in the face of dangerous predators, illegal poaching, and rising pollution, their survival is far from certain. 

This is where our May Project of the Month, Friends of Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao, comes in. 

With programs ranging from public education to pollution reduction around nesting sites, this locally-led organization is working to ensure that the turtle mothers of Curaçao can nest safely for years to come—and that their hatchlings are able to make it to the surrounding ocean. By saving sea turtles from poaching and entanglement, as well as raising public support for conservation, Friends of Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao is giving these endangered animals a chance to live long, healthy lives, and protecting overall marine biodiversity in the process. 

To learn more about how Friends of Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao is protecting our planet, one turtle at a time, check out their most recent report

Thank you for your continued generosity and compassion!

With gratitude, 

Donna Callejon

GlobalGiving Interim CEO

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