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  • Lifesaving Information: Halting Ebola in Liberia
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    Delivers one solar radio/light
    Helps spread accurate information
    0 — Helps spread accurate information to communities

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    Summary
    The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has already claimed more than 1000 lives in West Africa and is now a global health crisis. Accurate and timely information is a key to stopping the spread of the virus. Through the distribution of our solar and wind-up emergency radios, Liberians living in isolated areas will be able to access information 24/7 to combat rumors and misinformation and learn facts on how to protect themselves and what to do if they suspect someone is infected.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    The Ebola virus has dramatically spread since it was first reported 9 months ago in Guinea. The virus is highly contagious and can appear 2 to 21 days after infection, meaning many who are sick are unaware. Critical to halting its spread is access to information on how to identify early symptoms, prevent transmission, what to do and where to go. Rumors are rife, spreading quickly and causing panic. Many poor and rural communities have low levels of literacy and don't own working radio sets.

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    Our solar and wind-up emergency radios will provide access to radio stations that are reporting 24/7 about the outbreak in Liberia. Community radio stations have been briefed by government and international agencies to disseminate accurate information. The government has established special Ebola daily updates on United Nations radio stations. Lifeline Energy will be working with the UNDP to distribute the radios, which also have an LED light to see at night. Information saves lives.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Access to information will help halt the spread of the virus and potentially save hundreds, if not thousands of lives in Liberia and the region. The UN estimates that it will take at least 6 months, if not longer, to get the outbreak under control, making radio access all the more important. Liberia has some of the world's lowest and most expensive rates of electricity. Our Polaris radio-lights does not need batteries providing sustainable 24/7 access to local and international channels.

    Project Sponsor: Lifeline Energy
    Theme: Health | Location: Liberia
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$12,500
    Project #17933 on GlobalGiving.org
  • RespAct! Children stand up for their communities.
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    will buy a jump rope.
    will buy 1 pair of boxing gloves.One pair of gloves is used by at least three people! New boxing gloves are urgently needed to allow each person the ultimate boxing experience.
    will buy a head protector.

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    Summary
    RespAct is a project of CamP Group gGmbH that encourages school children with different cultural and educational backgrounds to become active members and leaders in their communities. RespAct utilizes boxing exercises alongside participative videography and role plays to foster community engagement among children.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    RespAct utilizes boxing exercises alongside participative videography and role plays to foster community engagement among primary school children. Since 2010 we have been conducting our project weeks in Berlin schools and youth clubs.

    Activities
    At RespAct we don't only provide the children with self-defense skills but initiate a comprehensive thought process about the roots of violence and what can be done on a community level to counter these. The mayor game allows the children to take on the role of the local mayor and to convince the rest of the group of their ideas for improvement. At the end of each project week the children present their ideas to teacher, parents and others.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    At RespAct we don't only provide the children with self-defense skills but initiate a comprehensive thought process about the roots of violence and what can be done on a community level to counter these. The mayor game allows the children to take on the role of the local mayor and to convince the rest of the group of their ideas for improvement. At the end of each project week the children present their ideas to teacher, parents and others.

    Project Sponsor: Boxgirls International
    Theme: Children | Location: Germany
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$1,000
    Project #17971 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Give Hope to 50 Children at Mbeere Children's Home
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    can buy essential toiletries such as a bail of tissue paper
    can be used to buy nutritious foodstuffs like a sack of maize
    can pay a caregiver's salary for one month

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    Summary
    Mbeere Children's Home recently lost its Administrator, Henry, in a tragic road accident, leaving his wife and small child along with 50 children under the care of the home. Henry was very much a father figure to the children who have now lost hope. The home faces a difficult period without the man who has been in charge since it was opened ten years ago. Henry's wife has taken on his role but needs help to provide for the children in the short term as plans are developed for the future.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    In July 2014 the Administrator of Mbeere Children's Home was killed in a tragic road accident. Henry's death has affected his wife and child as well as the 52 children living under the care of Mbeere Children's Home. Henry was very active in soliciting donations from the local community and raising the funds for school fees. As the committee of the home start to build their own networks they need short term support to ensure the children remain well cared for.

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    The funds raised through this project will be used to support Mbeere Children's Home as it transitions to a new management. The children at the home are grieving the loss of Henry and feel uncertain about their future as he was known to them as the provider who worked to ensure they were fed, cared for and able to pursue their education. This project will give them the reassurance they need and will give the committee time to work on the long term plans for the home.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    By ensuring that the 52 children at Mbeere Children's Home are cared for this project will give them a more secure future. Regular nutritious meals will help keep them healthy and able to concentrate on their studies at school. The funds will also be used for those students who are in secondary school and currently believe they will have to discontinue their education. Giving them reassurance that the funds are available for education will encourage them to work harder.

    Project Sponsor: Vision Africa
    Theme: Children | Location: Kenya
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$5,000
    Project #17918 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Let's Keep It Rolling, PES's for 2014 - 2015
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    Will pay for one of the bi-annual inspections.
    Will offset approx. 7 tons/CO2/year by preserving 5000 sq. meters (1/2 hectare) of this primary rainforest for one year
    0 — Will offset approx. 15 tons/CO2/year by preserving 1 hectare (2.47 acres) of this wet tropical forest for one year. The life within it is threatened by the development that is closing in.

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    Summary
    Preserving this 14 ha. primary tropical forest will save the Monge's who own it and maintain the forest habitat resident wildlife depend on in this vital forest corridor on the shores of Lake Arenal.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    What are your annual CO2 emission? Do you know? Mariano Monge has conserved this 14 has. rainforest for decades. He had 3 sons with his wife Alba. Josue, the eldest died a few years ago, the middle son was born with Downs syndrome and a serious heart defect and Alba passed away from terminal cancer in Jan. 2013. They've lived in San Luis all of their lives The San Luis forest is removing about 210 metric tons of CO2/year from the Earth's atmosphere. Offset your CO2 and help this family

    Activities
    Payments for environmental services to the Mongeas for the habitat and CO2 sequestration saves 14 ha. of rainforest from being sold and developed, the habitat necessary for the resident wildlife and the resources needed by this family

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Preserving the Mongeas forest ensures habitat for the resident wildlife, absorbs over 210 metric tons of CO2 annually and gives this family the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives

    Project Sponsor: La Reserva Forest Foundation
    Theme: Environment | Location: Costa Rica
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$1,338
    Project #17953 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Protecting Elephants and Rhinos in Malawi
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    will provide batteries for digital cameras and camera traps used to build a photographic library of the animals in the Majete Reserve
    will provide fencing materials to keep herbivores out of vegetation exclosure plots that are used to measure the grazing capacity of native trees and plants
    will provide a spotlight used to illuminate wildlife during nighttime surveys

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    Summary
    Poaching and habitat destruction pushed the majority of wildlife in Malawi to the brink of extinction. A government-led, intensive conservation program has reintroduced more than 2,500 animals to the Majete Wildlife Reserve, including elephants, rhinos, leopards, lions, antelopes, water buffaloes and hyenas. Earthwatch is leading one of the first research initiatives to analyze how these reintroduced species are faring and what management decisions are needed to keep the ecosystem thriving.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Little research has happened on the reserve, and the region is in dire need of long-term ecological monitoring programs. The data collected by Earthwatchers will help Majete park officials make informed management decisions that will also benefit other parks and surrounding communities. When a species reaches its maximum sustainable population size in Majete, additional animals will be relocated to other national parks and wildlife reserves also devastated by poaching and habitat destruction.

    Activities
    Earthwatch's research will answer many questions about the animals' behaviors, such as: How large are their territories? What is their impact on native vegetation? And, how quickly are they reproducing? For example, the number of hyenas was recently found to be greater than predicted. In light of this information, park management is reevaluating their plans to reintroduce more lions and carefully monitoring the impact this may have on prey species such as antelopes.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Majete's success will ripple throughout the region. Thriving reserves attract tourism, that creates jobs, provides income and inspires the protection of additional habitat. Healthy ecosystems, in turn, provide food, clean water, nutrient cycling and other natural services to nearby communities. Majete will provide a global model for how a reserve can successfully conserve biodiversity and sustain natural resources, benefit the economy and neighboring communities, and still be financially viable.

    Project Sponsor: Earthwatch Institute
    Theme: Animals | Location: Malawi
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$50,000
    Project #17955 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Prevent the spread of Ebola in West Point, Liberia
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    provides two buckets for a families to use (along with two hygiene kit) in maintain clean hands and face
    provides one box of latex gloves
    helps purchase a hygiene kit (sanitizer, soap, chlorine)

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    Summary
    The most densely populated slum in the Republic of Liberia, West Point is home to an estimated 60,000 women, men and children. A single confirmed case of Ebola could be completely devastating to the entire community. Preventing the spread of the disease from the remaining population would be extremely difficult.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    This outbreak of Ebola (or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever) is the worst outbreak in recorded history and the Republic of Liberia has become one of the hardest hit countries, along with Sierra Leone and Guinea.

    Activities
    Founded in 2002, West Point Women for Health and Development is a front-line advocate in the areas of hygiene, clean water, and the protection of women and girls. They are perfectly positioned to engage in training around Ebola awareness and prevention and for the last three weeks have been providing education and supplies to the citizen of West Point. But like other NGOs this crisis has taken a toll on their resources and they cannot continue this work without additional resources.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Curtailing the disease as quickly as possible is not only critical to the immediate health and welfare of the West Point community, but failing to act has extremely poor implications for being able to provide even basic health services, or access to clean water and food.

    Project Sponsor: West Point Women for Health and Development Org.
    Theme: Health | Location: Liberia
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$25,000
    Project #17956 on GlobalGiving.org
  • RESCUE DOGS in FLOOD AREAS - SAVE CHILDREN'S LIVES
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    Feed an abandoned dog for one month
    Shelter an abandoned dog for one month
    Rabies prevention for one dog

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    Summary
    Non-stop storms have physically devastated Philippine cities and rural villages. A lack of nutrition and medicines/vaccinations has posed dangerous survival conditions for both children and homeless pet animals. Diseases like rabies, leptospirosis, and related forms of the medieval "plague" rival Ebola in Africa. Asia America Initiative has provided emergency food and medical care to more than 100,000 people in the flood zones. We are expanding our life saving missions to include 500 dogs.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    The Philippines is among the nations most affected by climate change and related flood calamities. Massive storms such as Typhoon Haiyan and nonstop rainfall creates low level flooding and numerous viral and infectious disease epidemics, often spread by animals. Conditions of hunger, exposure to the elements in physically devastated cities and rural villages, and a lack of nutrition and medicines/vaccinations has caused dangerous survival conditions for children and thousands of homeless dogs.

    Activities
    Asia America Initiative has provided emergency food and medical care to more than 100,000 people in the flood zones. We are expanding our life saving missions to include hundreds of abandoned dogs living in the ruins of the flood zones; many of whom are sick, injured and severely malnourished who carry diseases passed on to malnourished and barefoot children in the low lying water and mud. We will provide vaccinations, medicines and food to save the lives of humans and dogs.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Diseases spread by animals in flooded areas require medical and nutritional intervention, and appropriate housing and shelter for thousands of homeless dogs. Killing of dogs is caused by hunger in families with small children as an emergency food source or due to fear of contagious killer diseases such as rabies and leptospirosis. We will assist schools to educate children on humane care, rescue and shelter of vulnerable dogs and puppies,and their value in trauma healing for small children. .

    Project Sponsor: Asia America Initiative
    Theme: Animals | Location: Philippines
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$30,000
    Project #17939 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Pinagpala Children Center Feeding Program
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    Feeds one child per day for one month
    Feeds two children per day for one month
    Feeds four children per day for one month

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    Summary
    The Pinagpala Feeding Program is an ongoing project in the Philippines developed by Children Incorporated to keep children enrolled in the CI program feed so they are alert at school and ready to learn. The children are given a nutritional meal before and after school each day so they can have a full stomach for learning. CI provides funds for the program to buy grains, meets, vegetables, as well as cooking supplies to feed the children.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    Children who do not have food perform poorly in school. Without proper physical development, children are not able to grow and learn at the pace that they need to achieve success in school. At the Pinagpala Children Center, 25 children are enrolled in the feeding program to ensure that they do not fall behind in school because they do not have nutritional support. It only costs a month to feed a one child every day at through the Children Incorporated feeding program.

    Activities
    Feeding programs are necessary to keep children alert in school so they can learn and succeed. The Pinagpala Children Center Feeding Program provides children with the nutritional support that they need to help with their important development. It has been reported that children perform better and grow at a better pace when they have been included in the feeding program.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Children that have nutritional support and succeed in school can grow up with an education that will lead to a better life. Children in need in the Philippines and at the Pinagpala Children Center are in need of continuing support to grow and learn. Providing support now will last a lifetime.

    Project Sponsor: Children Incorporated
    Theme: Children | Location: Philippines
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$3,600
    Project #17935 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Life Saving Medical Equipment in Marakwet, Kenya
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    buys one pediatric ambu-bag to help resuscitate children and infants who cannot breath on their own
    5 — buys an oxygen gas cylinder to provide oxygen therapy to patients
    0 — provides a lamp used for patient examinations

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    Summary
    The objective of this project is to improve the health of mothers and children by expanding the availability of high quality health care services in Elgeyo-Marakwet County in Kenya. To achieve this goal, this Global Giving project will supply essential medicines and health supplies to nine maternal health centers in the region.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    In Kenya, 1 out of every 250 mothers dies from child birth in the region and 1 out of every 14 children dies before the age of five. 2 out of 3 women in Marakwet do not give birth in a health care facility. In addition, only 37.5% of health facilities in this region have all of the required equipment and commodities to support the delivery of a child. None of health centers in the region have the items necessary to deliver a baby safely if the mother is experiencing a life-threatening condition.

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    This project will improve mother and child health outcomes by increasing access to quality health services through the donation of essential medicines and supplies. Increasing the amount of medicines and supplies in these health centers will also encourage more women to attend the clinics, increasing the overall utilization rate of these facilities. The project will improve the quality, availability, acceptability, and accessibility of mother and child services at these rural health centers.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Mothers will have better access to quality health care needed for a safe delivery of their child. Over time, this project will help lower death rates of pregnant women and newborns in Marakwet East and West.

    Project Sponsor: HealthRight International
    Theme: Health | Location: Kenya
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$10,000
    Project #17937 on GlobalGiving.org
  • Seeds Grow Food for 1000s Isolated by Ebola
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    will give seeds for two Liberian households to each grow more than 500 fresh vegetable servings to provide for their family.
    provides 100 packets of vegetable seeds including packet printing in native languages.
    supports fuel costs for local agronomists to distribute seed and train others.

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    Summary
    With the spread of Ebola in Liberia comes food shortage, price spikes, and fear. In a country where so many already lived on less than http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlobalGivingProjects a day, finding nutritious food to feed one's family becomes impossible as travel is restricted and markets cease to function. Working with three in-country partners who have the capacity to reach those most isolated by poverty and disease, we are providing more than 10,000 packets of tested, appropriate vegetable seeds for those facing hunger to grow food.

    Project Needs and Beneficiaries
    In the past we sent seeds to help our partners fight hunger in impoverished Liberia, but today the country has taken a dark turn due to the Ebola threat. Roads are blockaded and curfews are in place. All schools are closed and government offices on 30-day shutdown. The price of rice has spiked 50% and continues to rise. Our partners predict that "starvation season," already an annual occurrence, will be extreme and devastating this year. Many people can access land, but few have good seeds.

    Activities
    In the face of limited travel and commerce, growing one's own nutritious food becomes the ONLY solution to feeding families and communities. One household set of 14 vegetable seed packets costs less than shipped, and grows at least 100 pounds of food. Through partnerships with local NGO and faith-based groups, we ensure that seeds reach those most isolated, along with knowledge needed for gardening success. With the help of GlobalGiving donors, more than 10,000 seed packets will be provided.

    Potential Long Term Impact
    Seeds=prevention, heading off food shortage before it occurs. When a crisis like Ebola hits a limited-resource country, we can "immunize" the food economy by giving thousands of rural people the capacity to take food production into their own hands. In the longer term, seeds can be saved, expertise maintained, and new vegetable gardening skills can continue to benefit families, schools, and farmers.

    Project Sponsor: Seed Programs International
    Theme: Disaster Recovery | Location: Liberia
    Funding to Date: $0 | Need:$2,000
    Project #17923 on GlobalGiving.org

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 15:19
 

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