Your donation fueled direct relief in the days and weeks after the 2020 monsoon season, and it will continue to for years to come. And that’s not an exaggeration! Don’t believe us? Here’s just one example of how your donation could have multiplied its impact:
Your donation made it to nonprofits across South Asia, including VOICE Trust. This India-based nonprofit helps groups including children, farmers, women, and people with disabilities access vital resources.
VOICE Trust purchased goats for 35 women in some of the areas hit hardest by Cyclone Nivar. Purchasing goats for widows is one of the most effective ways to support economic recovery in storm-affected areas. “The sale of one goat can provide enough income for a year’s worth of groceries and healthcare,” Jill Hinckley of VOICE Trust said.
Pappammal, a 52-year old widow, was among the women who received a goat. Pappammal was unable to find work after the floods because most of the local businesses shut down. Pappammal also received a relief package and mosquito coils to use in the evacuation shelters after the floods.
Pappammal’s goat will give birth in six months. Pappammal can sell the baby goats for around $300 each to support her for the next year. Even better, her income will continue to grow as she breeds her new goats for years to come!
“As the number of goats increases, and Pappammal’s income with it, she will be seen not as an object of charity, but as a strong and respected member of the community, and the community, in turn, will benefit from the money she has to spend,” Jill said.
This is only one example of how your donation can make a real difference for people like Pappammal across South Asia. Thank you for making this work possible.
But despite the success of programs like VOICE Trust, there’s still so much work to be done. Countries across South Asia are struggling to cope with both the COVID-19 crisis and another devastating monsoon season. By signing up for a monthly donation, you can help us continue supporting recovery efforts that last.
I can’t wait to share where your generosity takes us next!
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