Recycling Human Waste

Lung’anyiro Community Health Works in Kenya is working on recycling and using human urine for the purpose of producing agricultural fertilizer. In the rural communities of Kakamega County, women are responsible for half of the food production, and yet the plots they cultivate are mostly poor and infertile. We are supporting this initiative to provide access to a natural and free supply of fertilizer …

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Creating Culturally Relevant Books

Our newest grantee, Tomorrow’s Stars, is committed to improving educational opportunities for approximately 500 children in Elmina, Ghana. There are currently very few local content books in the schools and community libraries, and this organization firmly believes students deserve to have culturally relevant books they can relate to by seeing children who look like them and reading stories that are meaningful to them.

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Restoring Hope to Orphaned Children

Raise A Child Initiative in Uganda aims to provide a springboard for orphaned children to develop their learning skills, thinking skills, positive attitudes and self-love. Orphaned children often experience higher levels of stigma, psychological stress and trauma, leading to poor school attendance and educational achievement, and are at a much greater risk of abuse and mistreatment.

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Tackling Human Trafficking and GBV

A lot of young people in Nigeria have experienced different forms of human rights abuses such as gender-based violence, exploitation, human trafficking, rape, and stigmatization and the majority of these cases go unreported. A report by the U.S. State Department has described Nigeria as a country where gross human rights violations occur at will …

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Meet our 50th Grantee! Saving Madagascar Together.

We are very proud to announce that we are supporting two big projects from the Mad Dog Initiative, an organization working on the ground in Madagascar: firstly, the organization will expand their environmental-humane education program throughout the Mitsinjo region in the Western part of the country, including developing new content for education outreach, supporting teacher-training workshops…

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Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation

We are working with Aide For Nature and Conservation in Western Uganda to encourage local farmers to grow chili peppers as an appropriate human-elephant conflict mitigation method. Elephants can sense and sniff chilis from very long distances and find their smell very irritating and unpleasant which creates a natural repellent.

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The Truth about Eggs

We are very excited to announce that we are supporting Egg-Truth.com in their multi-channel advertising campaign to create awareness around the plight of egg-laying hens in Canadian industrialized egg production. Egg-Truth.com is the only animal advocacy organization that exclusively focuses on eggs, egg production and the negative impact of egg consumption on human health.

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Emergency Education Support

We are very excited to announce our collaboration with The Denis Miki Foundation to provide emergency education support to children living in some of the conflict affected areas of the Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon. Two years into the Anglophone Crisis, hundreds have been recorded dead, over a thousand homes burned, dozens of schools attacked and over 250,000 people have fled their homes.

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Protecting Beavers

We are proud to offer our support to The Fur-Bearers in their development of a comprehensive step-by-step "how to" manual to educate the government, municipal staff and private landowners about the benefits of beavers and how to build flow devices, exclusion fencing and other non-lethal alternatives to manage problems related to beaver activity.

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Breaking Silence and Taboos

Innovative Youth with Action Uganda is launching their “Girl Empowerment Project” with our support. The focus is on breaking the unspoken cultural silence and taboos surrounding menstruation. The project will target 4,500 in-school girls and 2,500 out-of-school girls between the ages of 10 and 17 years, as well as 7,000 men, boys and parents in school communities in Northern Uganda …

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Organic Farming for Urban Women

We are working with Hawi Women, a community-based organization in Kenya, to introduce healthy and organic farming for women living in urban centers by maximizing the little available space they have for food production. Farming has long been left in the hands of rural communities and large landowners, making vegetables very expensive to purchase for households living in urban slums.

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Building Efficient Fuel Stoves

The objective of the Namamali Kazi Mashinani self-help group is to improve cooking conditions for women by installing efficient energy saving cooking stoves in poor households in rural Western Kenya, to promote tree planting for increased forest cover for carbon sequestration and to reduce the number of respiratory illnesses in families.

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Humane Education in Tanzania

Meru Animal Welfare Organization’s goal is to raise awareness amongst children about the humane handling of animals and how to treat animals as sentient beings. Through humane education classes, it seeks to eliminate ignorance and myths about animals which are pervasive in the community. We are collaborating with them to conduct these classes at approximately 17 schools located in the Meru District in Northern Tanzania, reaching up to 350 students per school…

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Regenerative Agriculture

The Brother’s Self Help Group in Western Kenya focuses on increasing farm productivity in a sustainable way by training farmers on regenerative agriculture. With our support, thirty farmers from the Munami Village will learn a dynamic and holistic approach to farming which builds soil health, crop resilience and nutrient density.

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Feeding Orphans and Vulnerable Children

We are so proud to be lending our support to Kassanda Children’s Aid in providing nutritional support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) affected/infected by HIV/AIDS by facilitating the establishment of kitchen gardens in their households. 120 families in the Kassanda District in Eastern Uganda will be trained in organic farming, integrated pest management and simple irrigation techniques.

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