domingo, 10 de enero de 2016

The END Fund
The END Fund fights neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that thrive in conditions of rural poverty, where children and adults do not have access to clean water and basic sanitation. The END Fund tackles the five most prevalent NTDs: intestinal wormsschistosomiasislymphatic filariasistrachoma, and river blindness – all of which can be treated by relatively inexpensive medicines donated by pharmaceutical companies and distributed by national administration programs. Help African Kids And women End Virus Today
Why it worksNTDs have devastating consequences but it’s surprisingly inexpensive to curtail their damaging effects. The END Fund strategy relies on proven therapies that often cost less than 50 cents per person per year. 

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GiveDirectly
While this charity is counter intuitive, given that Penta’s cover story is about the corrosive nature of Western aid to Africa, this organization works precisely because it doesn’t patronize Africans or insist it knows what’s best for locals. GiveDirectly simply distributes cash to the very poor in Kenya, without restrictions on how that cash should be used. That’s all they do. Although donors might be concerned the cash might not be spent wisely, or even used to buy drugs and alcohol, GiveDirectly was able to document that recipients spent the funds on necessities such as food, home improvements like fixing a leaky roof, livestock, and other necessities. This is a top-rated charity on Givewell.org. One of the Best For helping africa
Why it works: There’s no waste (shipping, using a middleman for supplies, etc.) when you give cash. And as GiveWell.org explains, “Strong evidence indicates that cash transfers lead recipients to spend more on their basic needs (such as food).” Sometimes, it also allows recipients to start their own businesses or make investments in their existing businesses, resulting in “very high returns, with no evidence of large increases in spending on items like alcohol or tobacco.” Plus, if the money is spent locally, it’s possible that these cash transfers have the added effect of stimulating the local economy.

martes, 15 de diciembre de 2015

Help Build African Homes

Saves lives, rebuilds sustainable communities, and creates hope for the poorest Africans through fresh water wells, tree planting, clean cook stoves, child healthcare, education, training.
These seedlings from ARDSO's nursery will grow into fruit bearing treesAfrican Rural Development and Sustainability Organization (ARDSO) helps build sustainable communities in Uganda so their inhabitants have access to clean water, use fuel-efficient cook stoves and plant trees on deforested areas. In rural Africa, women and girls often walk long distances to get water for the family. The water is usually unsafe for drinking. Within the home, women often cook with open smoky fires that cause lung and eye disease, particularly in children. Collecting fuel for wood stoves leads to deforestation and the need for women to walk miles to find fuel.
ARDSO tackles these problems together. The organization developed a simple well-drilling tool and rig and works with local communities to drill their own wells. They also work with communities to build sheltered springs and repair well pumps.
ARDSO also builds and distributes highly efficient six-brick rocket stoves, which burn less fuel, heat more efficiently, and reduce the carbon emissions and illness caused by smoke. The bricks are made from readily available clay and organic matter. Making bricks provides local jobs. ARDSO teaches women how to assemble and install stoves in their homes.
To address deforestation, ARDSO raises thousands of seedlings to replant forests lost to over-harvesting for fuel wood. The organization distributes the young trees for planting to replenish nutrients in the soil and provide edible tree fruits and fuel.
ARDSO’s work in rural Uganda is changing the lives of thousands and helping create sustainable communities.

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Helps African orphans and children living in extreme poverty lead healthier, more productive lives. Priority programs emphasize the education, well-being, and safety of young girls.
african-childrens-haven-photo1African Childrens Haven supports grassroots organizations that help local kids lead healthier, more productive lives. We invest in a variety of projects, but place special emphasis on education, especially for orphans and children living in extreme poverty.
  • In Ethiopia and Kenya, we finance programs for thousands of homeless children, kids victimized by poverty, war, and HIV/AIDS;
  • In Tanzania, we offer science scholarships to orphaned girls with a talent for math and science, but who lack the resources to pursue high quality education.
  • And in Kenya, we support girls fleeing female genital mutilation and provide them with the opportunity to go school, start a business or learn a trade.
Each of our programs is guided by the belief is that Africa’s future rests with its children and that projects developed and run by local communities produce long-term results.

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Children face immense challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, every thirty seconds, a child dies of a treatable disease, complications from HIV/AIDS, or hunger. Since 2000, Action Africa has worked with local communities to meet these challenges through diverse on-the-ground programs that focus on the issues of health, education, economic self-sufficiency and human rights.
action-africa-photo2For example, Action Africa’s Surround-a-child sponsorship program provides children with the resources necessary to break out of the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and dependency. With a sponsor’s $12 monthly contribution, a child is able to go to school and receive nutritional and health support.
Action Africa mobilizes entire communities to launch and sustain life-changing programs and self-help initiatives. Thousands of children have been motivated to stay in school, avoid risky behaviors and contribute to human progress in their own villages by volunteering. Our five-year campaign, which ends in 2012, seeks to provide support for one million at-risk children, helping them to enter and stay in school.
Other programs help families to launch and run small businesses, provide supplies to medical clinics, and dig wells to ensure access to safe drinking water. Local volunteers are enlisted in most programs, including village leaders, teachers, social workers, pastors, and medical professionals.

A Hope Of Light

A Glimmer of Hope Foundation (Glimmer) helps lift women and children out of extreme poverty in rural Ethiopia.
a-glimmer-photo1Glimmer believes the best way to affect sustainable change is to tackle all of the unique areas that perpetuate poverty. Rather than focus on a single issue like water or education, Glimmer’s unique model of integrated development means that they work across many different sectors to bring deep, lasting change.
Glimmer’s Ethiopian staff of development experts are pros at transforming communities through water, education, health, and microfinance projects. And Glimmer works only with regional Ethiopian development organizations to construct and manage its projects. These partner organizations provide valuable local expertise and are staffed with their own technical and field experts who work closely with Glimmer’s Ethiopia-based team.
Since its founding in 2000, Glimmer and its supporters have constructed more than 6,700 water projects, 520 school buildings and 210 health facilities, and distributed more than 19,000 micro-finance loans to help those living in rural Ethiopia. Through these projects, Glimmer has helped improve more than 2.5 million lives.
All of Glimmer’s operating costs are covered by its endowment, which means that 100% of every donation can go directly to projects in rural Ethiopia that help fight poverty and improve lives.

Lets Help Africa Together


Self Help Africa is an international charity that promotes and implements long-term rural development projects in Africa. Following a merger with Gorta in July 2014 the organisation operates in Ireland as Gorta-Self Help Africa . It continues to operate internationally as Self Help Africa
The organisation works with rural communities in ten African countries – supporting farm families to grow more and earn more from their produce. Self Help Africa provides training and technical support to assist households to produce more food, diversify their crops and incomes, and access markets for their surplus produce.
The agency also helps rural communities to access micro-finance services, and supports sustainable agricultural solutions that enable rural farmers to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Enterprise development, value-added production, on and off farm diversification, programmes that promote community-seed production, innovation and working with women farmers in Africa are also features of the organisation's development work.
Self Help Africa works with local partners across its African programmes to support the provision of good quality local seed and planting materials. This work includes assistance to local communities to multiply their own seed, and prov1ision of support for rural groups so that they can get certification for the seed that they produce.
Self Help Africa is a recipient of funding from  the European Commission, US AID, the United Kingdom Department of Foreign and Overseas Development (DFID), of variety of trusts, foundations, other institutional donors, and the general public.
The agency has its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, UK offices in Shrewsbury, London and American offices in New York and Boston.