International Projects

  • Building a Primary School for the Children of Ban Pakxoun

    School for Kids in Laos Inc. | Country: Laos | Amount: $5000 | Funded in 2013-14

    SKL Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to building schools in the rural regions of Laos. The objective is to replace dilapidated schools with more adequate, permanent structures. This project provides children in the village of Ban Pakxoun the opportunity to learn in a safer, proper environment.

  • Building Innovative Economic Opportunities for Young People in Honduras II

    USC Canada | Country: Honduras | Amount: $15020 | Funded in 2013-14

    By providing training, capacity building and support for young people in rural Honduras, this project contributes to the economic and food security of youth in the Departments of Yoro, Intibuca, and Francisco Morazan through strengthened youth organizations and organizing, agroecology and linkages to local agricultural value-chains.

  • Building Sustainable Livelihoods

    Presbyterian World Service & Development | Country: Malawi | Amount: $12271 | Funded in 2013-14

    This program equips vulnerable youth, women and men with opportunities to build sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families. Economic empowerment is fostered through vocational skills, education, and savings/financial management through Self Help Groups. Productivity is bolstered through volunteer care groups and awareness of maternal and child health services, improving health, hygiene, and nutrition.

  • Capitalizing on Innovative Economic Opportunities for Youth Entrepreneurs in Mali

    Crossroads International | Country: Mali | Amount: $16912 | Funded in 2013-14

    This project will accelerate the success of 76 new youth-led micro enterprises and support the launch of 45 additional youthled businesses in and around Bamako by increasing skills in financial management and marketing. It builds on a 3 year pilot to support 121 youth (64% female) to develop viable businesses.

  • CDF Philippines Relief: Typhoon Haiyan

    Co-operative Development Foundation | Country: Philippines | Amount: $30000 | Funded in 2013-14

    This project will support a federation of worker co-operatives for persons with disabilities which suffered damage to their facilities and equipment, and where members lost their homes and even their communities. These victims of Typhoon Haiyan, from three different co-ops, will be able to soon rebuild their homes and return to their livelihoods. Fourty-one member beneficiaries and their families (5 people/family) will receive direct assistance, including temporary shelter, relief goods and medicine, counseling, living allowance and repair of their houses within one year of the typhoon. One hundred fiftyfive member beneficiaries and their families (5/family) will receive indirect assistance through the rebuilding of their worker co-operative building and replacement of manufacturing tools and equipment within one year of the typhoon.

  • Central Visayas Earthquake Emergency Response

    World Vision Canada | Country: Philippines | Amount: $45000 | Funded in 2013-14

    430 families (approximately 2,150 people) will be provided with tents and household kits (sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets and bath towel), which is one of highest priorities of the affected families, in the town of Antequera, Bohol province where more than 70% of the houses were completely destroyed. Families are living in cramped, hastily built makeshift structures that do not proect them from the weather. The loss of their homes, severe damage to houses and the fear of landslides/earthquakes in their places of origin led people to stay in open areas using thin used tarps and other recoverable materials. This project will reduce the vulnerability of the beneficiary families and facilitate their transition to recovery.

  • Children Lead the Way

    | Country: Burkina Faso | Amount: $15531 | Funded in 2013-14

    Children Lead the Way will promote exclusive breastfeeding (EB) and infant nutrition in Burkina Faso to address child morbidity and mortality. Project activities include training for community health workers, awareness and advocacy activities with mothers, family members and influencers, malnutrition screenings, and home visit demonstrations.

  • Climate Resiliance and Co-operatives in Ethiopia

    Co-operative Development Foundation | Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $18642 | Funded in 2013-14

    Working with two local natural resource associations, Ethio-Wetlands Natural Resources Association (EWNRA) and Self Help Africa (SHA), the project aims to help 12,000 resource-poor farmers learn environmentally friendly techniques to increase their economic, social and ecological resilience to climate change.

  • Congolese Refugees Emergency Response

    ADRA Canada | Country: Rwanda | Amount: $15000 | Funded in 2013-14

    This project will ensure improved sanitation for over 9000 women, men and children, providing adequate access to refuse disposal to every household in the refugee transit camp at Nkamira. The project also aims to provide standard shelters to the refugees in the camp.

  • Construction of Sand Dam

    Mennonite Church | Country: Kenya | Amount: $5000 | Funded in 2013-14

    The Rift Valley of Kenya suffers from persistent drought. Riverbeds dry up quickly. Sand dams create a natural reservoir during the rainy season providing a year-round supply of water close to home. Local residents, particularly women and girls, are spared the daily trek to fetch water from a distant source.