Gulu, Uganda The Credit Plus program combines economic and educational opportunities for women in Gulu, northern Uganda, to create sustainable development and self-determination. Women in the Credit Plus program receive a small loan bundled with social and education services, such as literacy classes, business training, and health and nutrition services.
Port Elizabeth, Kimberley and Cape Town, South Africa Skillz Street is an unprecedented program that gives girls in South Africa the chance to play in girls-only soccer leagues while giving valuable life skills and life-saving HIV prevention education. Skillz Street will help empower girls and reverse entrenched gender roles, which is key to combating the AIDS epidemic in South Africa.
Mamohau, Lesotho In the small southern African country of Lesotho, high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity threaten the country's young mothers. Lesotho is one of the few countries in the world where the number of women dying of maternal causes has increased over the last decade. Many of these women, especially in the mountains of rural Lesotho, die of causes that could be prevented if they had access to skilled delivery assistance and emergency obstetric care.
Hargeisa, Somaliland Following a bitter civil war with Somalia, the newly-independent Republic of Somaliland was left with, basically, no health care professionals. One goal of the Edna Hospital is to train 1000 midwives and return them to their communities where they can help to reduce the extremely high rate of maternal and infant mortality.
Kabul, Afghanistan Although more Afghan girls are attending school than ever before, many girls graduate or leave school without any marketable skills. Because many Afghan families are poor, those daughters who cannot bring extra money into the family are often forced into early marriage and child-bearing. Help the Afghan Children (HTAC) is making a difference for approximately 4,000 Afghan girls every year by enrolling them in our computer education program.
Kiamunyi, Kenya Well Aware will provide a water well for an area in rural Kenya to assist with the rescue, care and education of the forgotten children on Kiamunyi. Every 15 seconds, a child in Africa dies from water-born disease. For children under 5 years old, illness from unsanitary water is the leading cause of death. 88% of all disease in Africa results from unsafe drinking water.
Cajamarca, Peru To complement the microcredit component that DiscoverHope funds, we seek to offer approximately 300 educational trainings each year to maximize women's entrepreneurial, financial, and personal goals. In 2011, we doubled in size! We now have 21 village banks serving 216 families, and we provided 725 classes, workshops and individual coaching sessions, far surpassing our original goal of 300. All while maintaining our unprecedented 100% loan payback rate.
Thies, Senegal Lycee Malick Sy is among the largest high schools in Senegal. It serves over 4,000 urban and rural students. With a 39.3% national literacy rate (29.2% for girls), this project is one that can have great impact. This project has 3 components: 1. fund 10 scholarships for girls, 2. equip the science lab, 3. give the nurse the equipment and supplies to keep the kids healthy.
Takengon, Aceh, Indonesia Our first project started in 2005 with 50 orphans who are survivors of the deadliest Tsunami in recorded history. We are currently sponsoring 150 orphans and our goal is to get to 200 orphans by Dec 2011. For $30/month, we feed, clothe and educate a child. We send many volunteers to teach and interact with the children. As we are 100% volunteer run organization, all of the donation goes towards our orphans.
Maro Village, Chad CRF in conjunction with CSSI, a Chadian NGO, has initiated a program to provide solar power for lighting and refrigeration at rural and UNHCR refugee health centers in southern Chad.