2013

$30,000 of $30,000 raised

2013-12-20 ~ 2014-02-02
Agency: OGA for Aid
$30,000

This project is designed to revitalize farming and business in Minami Sanriku, located in the Tohoku region, which was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake. With previous funding from RIJ, the project coordinators have created a successful green farming initiative that is helping to bring income, jobs and a sustainable food source to the region. To expand the initiative further, the project now requires vital infrastructure, equipment and personnel to build upon its success. Initiatives such as these are essential in attracting people and business back to the area and in providing those who never left a sense of normalcy once again.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

2013-10-01 ~ 2014-03-28
Agency: Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD)
US $20,000

This project will enhance the living conditions of 370 Syrian and Palestinian families who have been displaced as a result of the ongoing Syrian conflict. Each family will receive a kit containing vital sanitary and hygiene materials that are often lacking in their gatherings, or informal settlements, in Lebanon. Additionally, project assistants will conduct regular health education sessions for around 600 women to help ensure a clean and safe living environment while these families adjust to new conditions.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

2013-09-20 ~ 2014-09-20
Agency: Karen Women’s Organisation
$20,000

This project will provide 2,000 baby kits to women and newborn babies in the Karen State of Burma. The kits contain baby and laundry soap, sarongs, nappies, and a health message for maternal health education, all of which goes a long way for such a small price. Based on recent birth rates in the Karen State, this project should provide every mother of a child born in the Karen State this year with a baby kit.

$18,406 of $18,406 raised

2013-07-31 ~ 2014-07-30
Agency: World Vision Sri Lanka
$18,406

This project is designed to enhance the quality of preschool education in the newly resettled areas of the Mullaitivu District, Northern Sri Lanka by supporting preschool teachers in achieving their diplomas. The teachers are returnees themselves whose lives have been affected by conflict, and thus this project will provide them opportunities for higher education that have previously been limited.

$19,433 of $19,433 raised

2013-07-20 ~ 2014-07-20
Agency: Karenni Social Development Centre
$19,433

This project will provide education and training in democracy, government, human rights and environmental preservation to thirty-four (34) Karenni young adults living as refugees on the Thai-Burma border. By participating in this program, the students will receive educational opportunities that have previously been limited, if not completely denied, and their knowledge will help spread throughout the community to create a foundation for new perspectives and ideas in their struggle against the realities of displacement.

$19,820 of $19,820 raised
2013-06-01 ~ 2013-05-31
Agency: DARE (Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Education
$19,820
This project will build the DARE Network’s capacity to meet the addiction demands of refugees living in camps on the Thai/Burma border as well as prepare for refugees returning to Burma in the future. 1 intern will be trained to become a DARE Addiction Master Trainer inside Burma and a further 20 refugees will be trained for 6 months to become Addiction Workers within the camps to replace those that have resettled to third countries. 20 young people and their families will also received treatment for their addiction.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised
2013-02-01 ~ 2014-01-31
Agency: Lutheran World Federation
$20,000
This project will restore and conserve the environment for returnees in villages and primary schools in Kitgum and Lamwo districts in Uganda. Fifty households and four primary schools will be supported to establish and manage wood lots, orchards and vegetable gardens. The project will also empower the local community to set up sound environmental conservation practices, improved practices in modern farming, as well as identifying opportunities for income generation to improve their livelihoods.