Together We Can Make a Difference….Every Step Counts!!
(1) The American Jewish World Service: Help People Throughout the World
(2) Kiva: Micro Loans
(3) Malaria No More: Prevent and Treat Malaria
(4) The Freedom Fund
(5) Innovation: Africa
(1)The American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
“[AJWS] strive[s] to end poverty and promote human rights in the developing world. This is no easy task, but we’ve got the knowledge, passion and innovation to make an enduring difference.” (https://ajws.org/what-we-do/)
Where AJWS Works
“From India to Haiti, Kenya to Cambodia, AJWS supports extraordinary leaders for social justice who are working to build a better world—locally, nationally and globally.” (https://ajws.org/where-we-work/)
“[AJWS is] a Jewish organization with a diverse community of supporters, including Jews of every background and people of all faiths, ethnicities, races, gender identities and sexual orientations. AJWS supporters share our core value that people confronting poverty and oppression deserve the resources they need to pursue their own visions of justice.” (https://ajws.org/who-we-are/resources/what-inspires-us/)
” [AJWS] combine[s] the power of our grants to human rights advocates in developing countries with our efforts to persuade the United States government to adopt laws and policies that benefit people in the developing world.
Through our grants, AJWS provides financial support to more than 500 local advocacy organizations in 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean that are working to end poverty and advance the rights of some of the poorest and most oppressed people in the world. Unlike most funders, AJWS recognizes the central role of local people in solving the problems they experience. We trust local advocates to develop and carry out their own solutions to build more just societies.
In the United States, AJWS mobilizes its supporters to persuade the United States Congress and the President of the United States to adopt policies and laws that improve the lives of people in the developing world.” (From https://ajws.org/who-we-are/)
CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROMOTING SEXUAL HEALTH AND RIGHTS
CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROMOTING CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS
CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROMOTING LAND AND WATER RIGHTS
MEET NAW WAH
“We Women Can Do It”— Refugees Strive to Overcome Violence in Burma
Raising a voice for women amid the horrors of war
Democratic Republic of Congo
CHILD MARRIAGE: EMERGING TRENDS IN NEWS MEDIA
(2)KIVA: Empower People with Micro Loans!
“[Kiva is] a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
Since Kiva was founded in 2005:
- 1,384,929 Kiva lenders
- $811,470,200in loans
- 98.40% repayment rate
[KIVA] work[s] with:
- 304 Field Partners
- 450 volunteers around the world
- 83 different countries”
How Kiva Works: The Story of a Kiva Loan.
Note: As with any loan, there is a risk of it not being paid back. See Kiva’s Website for full information.
(3)Malaria No More
At Malaria No More, we envision a world where no child dies from a mosquito bite. We use our innovative partnerships and focused advocacy to elevate malaria on the global health agenda, create political will and mobilize the global resources required to achieve malaria eradication within a generation.” (from: https://www.malarianomore.org/
“A CHILD DIES EVERY TWO MINUTES FROM MALARIA
Malaria claims the lives of 453,000 people per year—90% of those in Africa.
HALF THE WORLD IS AT RISK
There were an estimated 214 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015, mostly pregnant women and children.
MALARIA KEEPS MORE KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL THAN ANY OTHER DISEASE
Malaria accounts for half of preventable absenteeism in African schools, causing up to 10 million missed days each year. Malaria also can cause lasting learning disabilities.
THERE’S A $3.6B FUNDING GAP FOR MALARIA CONTROL IN AFRICA
We need to close the gap to keep the drive toward zero malaria deaths going. Without sustained and predictable long-term funding, the gains we’ve made could even be reversed.
MALARIA SUCKS THE LIFEBLOOD OUT OF AFRICA’S ECONOMY
While not all adult cases of malaria are fatal, the disease keeps adults out of work and robs families of precious disposable income. In all, malaria costs Africa an estimated $12 billion a year in lost productivity.” (from https://www.malarianomore.org/pages/the-challenge)
Rapid-diagnostic tests (RDTs) are expanding the world’s ability to confirm malaria cases in remote settings, ensuring that people get the right treatment when and where they need it.
Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are the frontline treatment for malaria. A full course of life-saving malaria treatment costs just $1 and cures a child in one to three days.SEND A $1 TREATMENT A CHILD IN AFRICA
Long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets (LLINs) prevent malaria by creating a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when transmissions occur, and can cover two people per net.
TARGETED INSECTICIDE SPRAYING
Indoor Residual Spraying, or spraying on the inside walls of homes helps kill mosquitoes and reduce the rate of malaria transmission.
READ [Malaria No More’s…DDT POLICY »
Foreign aid represents less than 1% of the U.S. federal budget, but it makes a huge difference. By bridging the current funding gap and helping countries deliver life-saving tools, we can keep the drive toward zero malaria deaths going.
Scientists and organizations around the world are working together to accelerate the development of a malaria vaccine and ensure its availability in the developing world. *In development” (from https://www.malarianomore.org/pages/the-solution)
“WHAT IS THE FREEDOM FUND?
The Freedom Fund is a new philanthropic initiative designed to bring much-needed strategic focus and financial resources to the fight against modern slavery. With an expert team and global perspective, the Freedom Fund identifies and invests in the most effective frontline efforts to end slavery in the countries and sectors where it is most prevalent.”
“To carry out its mission, the Freedom Fund:
1. Works on the frontlines: We partner with frontline organisations to directly combat slavery in defined regions with a high concentration of slavery. We do this by setting up “hotspot” projects – clusters of the most effective community-based organisations in these regions. Partnering with these organisations in some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities is difficult, demanding, and time intensive, but it is also one of the most effective ways to achieve large scale and sustainable change.
2. Drives systemic change: We tackle the underlying systems that allow slavery to persist. We do this in our hotspots, engaging the government, private sector, media, social movements, and other key drivers of change. We also do it by catalysing action on selected global issues and industries that have a direct link to our hotspots.
3. Strengthens the anti-slavery infrastructure globally: We help build and empower a global anti-slavery movement, providing the platforms, tools and knowledge for organisations to connect and work together more effectively.
4. Raises capital: We bring new investors and funding into the anti-slavery space, with the goal of mobilising the capital needed to work on the frontlines, drive systemic change and strengthen the anti-slavery infrastructure globally.”
(5) Innovation: Africa
“BRINGING ISRAELI INNOVATION TO AFRICAN VILLAGES”
What Innovation Africa Does
“We use solar energy to pump water from the aquifers providing clean water to villages for the first time.
From Israel, we bring and install drip irrigation allowing villagers to grow more food with less water, even in times of drought
We use solar energy to power Medical Centers providing light inside and outside as well as refrigeration to store medicines and vaccines for the first time
We use solar energy to power schools and orphanages providing light and allowing students to study under the light for the first time” (https://www.innoafrica.org/about-us.html)
“The Israel Connection
From renewable energy to agriculture to IT and more, Israel is a leader in the global innovation sector. In Africa, these innovations have the power to save lives. With similar climates and natural resources, Israeli solar, water and agricultural technologies are a natural fit for African villages. Our mission is to share the knowledge and expertise developed in Israel with people and communities that need it.” (https://www.innoafrica.org/israel.html)
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