The Safer World Fund

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Summary

The Safer World Fund was created by three people who lost loved ones during the 9/11 terrorist acts in 2001. Rather than respond to the tragedy with anger, the founders chose to honor 9/11 victims by helping the people of Afghanistan. The Fund promotes education, health care and economic opportunity to counter the sway of extremists and terrorist tactics. Contributions to the Safer World Fund projects will be matched 50% while funds remain - donate here: http://bit.ly/1UGWKZe!
$200,000
total goal
$100,523
remaining
300
donors
1
monthly donor
7
years active

Challenge

Education, health care, and economic opportunity counter the influence of extremists in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries by weakening their base of community support. Help us build a world in which the appeal of lives lived in dignity, opportunity, and hope triumphs over the allure of extremism and its use of terrorist tactics. test

Solution

The Fund's current focus is education, health and development projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other countries, especially projects for girls and women. Educated, healthy mothers are more likely to raise sons who will build rather than destroy.

Long-Term Impact

Promotion of grass-roots development projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other countries allows the appeal of lives lived in dignity, opportunity, and hope to triumph over the allure of extremism and its use of terrorist tactics.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Full list of Safer World Fund-supported projects

Organization Information

GlobalGiving

Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.globalgiving.org
Project Leader:
Joyce Manchester
SMCWF Fund Manager
Waterbury, VT United States
$99,477 raised of $200,000 goal
 
 
558 donations
$100,523 to go
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