We are featuring brand new projects in need of funding that give everyone an opportunity to support and help make positive change in the communities involved. Read more about these projects and click on the project title to learn how you can show your support.
The Karen Hilltribes Trust (KHT) will install a gravity-fed, mountain-sourced clean water system in a remote Karen hilltribe village. This system will include 30 pour-flush latrines and shower units to ensure that clean water and sanitation facilities are available to approximately 350 villagers. Once the system is installed, members of the community will be trained on the proper use and maintenance of the water system and latrines to ensure its long-term sustainability: if properly looked after, each facility can last between 10 and 20 years without requiring repairs.
This project will provide one year of operating support to Margadarshi's Home for Disabled Women as it provides care for its 30 residents (women and girls between the ages of 10 and 40). It is offered as a home for physically-challenged women with no means of supporting themselves, and provides them with residential care, medical care, physiotherapy, and offers training in vocational skills and life skills. The Margadarshi Home's goal is to prepare its residents to enter society as educated, well-equipped individuals capable of economic independence.
This project will allow Medical Action Myanmar (MAM) to offer free medical services and medicine to 8,000 vulnerable people from Hlaingthayar Township who otherwise would have been unable to access critical health care in the coming year. MAM is a medical aid organization whose mission is to improve access to quality health care for the poorest of people in Myanmar. The group focuses on the most vulnerable people in very remote areas and in urban slums where most people cannot afford ot pay for adequate health care services.
For more projects which are currently in need of funding, browse our other posts:
- Our first feature presents Accessible Toilets for Needy People (India); 1001fontaines Water Kiosks (Cambodia); and Scholarships for Indigenous Youths (Philippines).
- Our second feature presents One University Scholarship for a Myanmar Undergraduate (Myanmar); Bio Discovery Center Building (India); and the Inculcating Civic and Social Consciousness Among Youth (Sri Lanka).
- Our third feature presents Ponds for Organic Farms (Cambodia); Producing Documentary Films on Indigenous and Other Local Cultural Knowledge (Philippines); and Educational Support for Children with Disabilities (India).
- Our fourth feature presents Thlat Primary School Building (Cambodia) and Youth Empowerment and Social Transformation (India).