Posts in Health & Well-being
Sanitary Facilities for an Elementary School

Bome Valley is an isolated community in one of the most under-developed divisions of the North West Region of Cameroon. This community has five primary schools and a secondary school whose infrastructure and toilet facilities are in a deplorable state. After recording three incidents of pupils falling in the toilet due to the poor state of the facilities at the GS Bome elementary school, the headteacher banned the use of the toilets.

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Charcoal Briquette Production

Women in Action is community-based organization, based in the Busana sub-county of Uganda, with whom we are partnering to equip up to 120 women and adolescent girls with the skills and equipment to manufacture charcoal briquettes using various organic waste materials mixed in with soil, cassava flour and clay.

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Micro-Kitchen Gardening for Single Mothers

We are working with Seed For Life Initiative to provide 40 single child mothers in Kasese (Western Uganda) with the skills to establish vegetable micro-kitchen gardens within the small spaces they rent. Child mothers face many different issues resulting from sexual encounters at an early age.

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Combatting Vitamin A Deficiency

98% of the people living in Bungoma County in Western Kenya are small-scale subsistence farmers living on less than $1.50 a day and the majority are malnourished and suffer from food insecurity. Women and children have an especially low social status and very few opportunities for self-determinism. Throughout the region, vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a major health problem, …

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Safe and Clean Drinking Water

Barnabas Project Uganda’s objective is to provide a clean and easily accessible drinking water source to the 2,800 inhabitants of the village of Busoke in Central Uganda. The current water sources are natural free-flowing springs with open access for people and animals. With our support, this community-based organization will build spring boxes to capture, filter and store the water …

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Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence

The goal of the Peace and Development Outreach Volunteers in Liberia is to reduce the incidence of sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) and harassment in schools. Most of the abuses and crimes are perpetrated by teachers and male students against girls between the ages of five to fifteen.

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Empowering Women Affected by Ebola

We are proud to collaborate with the Foundation for Women and Children Empowerment located in Liberia to support women recovering from the catastrophic consequences of Ebola by providing them with life-skills in sustainable vegetable garden production for food security and income generation.

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Community Reproductive Health Resource Desk

We are very proud to partner with Afya Mama in Kenya to promote and enhance the reproductive health of the rural woman in Siaya County and to improve pre-natal and post-natal care for children by educating and providing factual reproductive health information and knowledge to women. This will be accomplished through the creation of a resource desk at the local health centre …

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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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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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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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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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Clean Water for Locals

We are providing our support to RICEP Korogocho to install a 10,000-litre water storage tank in the community of Baba Dogo in Nairobi to provide access to safe and clean drinking water for the residents. Almost all of the water in this community is provided by private vendors due to design limitations of the current supply system. Up to 60% of the population does not have water available within 50 meters of their home.

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Returning Girls with a Disability their Dignity

We are so proud to announce that we are working with the Gifted Community Center in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya to increase enrollment and retention of girls with disabilities in schools. With our support, they will be creating a peer-based network of girls and women with disabilities for economic empowerment and emotional support …

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Sports for Slum Children

Cesba Kenya’s goal is to enroll children and youth from the slums of Ongata Rongai and Nairobi in sporting and recreational activities. Physical education and engaging in play are key factors in a child’s development, but the majority of kids living in the slums don’t have access to sporting facilities or any kind of social amenities.

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Hip Hop is Green!

We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with the New Jersey chapter of Hip Hop is Green to organize its signature 10th Element of Hip Hop Health & Wellness event which is a hands-on, immersive, fun, creative and explorative learning experience, consisting of (1) a plant-based dinner …

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