Join our Global Village monthly giving program and you can help make a significant impact on the lives of people in the developing world. Here are some examples of where your contribution can go:
You can help build a permanent home for a poverty-stricken family in Guatemala. read more..
Many single parent or grandparent headed households struggle to provide for their children. Not having permanent, safe housing can compound the myriad of challenges they face in their efforts to move out of poverty. Home ownership increases a family's ability to save, personal safety and security, performance in school and at work, and improves overall health and well-being. Elders' Circle members receive an annual tax receipt and twice yearly DWC Global Village updates.
You can help build a water harvesting structure for a rural village in India. read more..
Water scarcity during the dry season limits the amount of crops farmers can produce and the availability of clean drinking water. The water harvesting structure traps monsoon rains and channels it into underground wells. This increases crop production as farmers can irrigate during dry season, and increases the availability of clean drinking water for rural families. Elders' Circle members receive an annual tax receipt, twice yearly DWC Global Village updates and a $500 DWC trip voucher.
You can help support students in Kenya read more..
To be mentally or physically disabled in Kenya typically means living a life of exclusion, poverty and shame. Vocational training in gardening, carpentry or other trades gives disabled youths the life skills needed to earn an income to support themselves and live productive and meaningful lives. Tribal Council members receive an annual tax receipt and twice yearly DWC Global Village updates.
You can improve school conditions for many children growing up in the slums of Peru. read more..
These kids have to work in order to help support their families so their education to suffer and significantly diminishes future life options. Supporting children in Peru will provide a clean classroom, a daily meal and the training they need to improve their lives. Tribal Council members receive an annual tax receipt, four yearly DWC Global Village updates and a $200 DWC trip voucher.
You can help support disaster recovery efforts around the world. read more..
A recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal displaced more than half a million people. In Sierra Leone, nearly 4,000 people died as a result of the Ebola epidemic. When these disasters happen, they have a tragic impact upon the developing countries affected. Your support for relief efforts in the aftermath of a disaster will provide families with basic survival necessities, including food, water and shelter as they try to rebuild their lives. Village Leader members receive an annual tax receipt, twice yearly DWC Global Village updates and a $100 DWC trip voucher.
You can help install safe and sanitary latrine systems for rural Cambodian families. read more..
Many families in Cambodia do not have access to proper sanitation facilities. The installation of a latrine system helps reduce the instances of diarrhea-related deaths among children and provides a cleaner and healthier living environment. Village Leader members receive an annual tax receipt and twice yearly DWC Global Village updates.
You can help install clean burning, energy efficient eco-stoves in the homes of families living below the poverty line in Guatemala. read more..
Many people in Guatemala cook their meals over an open, unventilated fire in their homes. This traditional way of cooking is detrimental to a family’s health, draining on their resources and harmful to the environment. An eco-stove can solve the problems that come from indoor cooking fires. It vents smoke outside the home. It also uses 70% less wood, so fewer trees are cut down and less time and money are spent on firewood. Community members receive an annual tax receipt and twice yearly DWC Global Village updates.
You can help feed two special needs students in Kenya with a nutritious meal every day. read more..
To be mentally or physically disabled in Kenya typically means living a life of exclusion, poverty and shame. People with special needs have few skills and options by which they can survive. This injustice can be combatted by providing therapy, education and life skills training to youth with special needs. As a component of this program, a nutritious daily meal improves students’ learning capacity and focus, their ability to succeed in the program as well as their overall health. Community members receive an annual tax receipt and twice yearly DWC Global Village updates.
DWC’s Global Village program is an easy way to help people in the developing world. Each month, your gift is automatically made through a charge to your credit card. You can change, suspend or cancel your membership at any time.
All contributions to the Global Village, regardless of the giving level, will be pooled together to maximize the impact that we can make.
Here are some of the people Global Village has helped.
Hydi Walesca would hunch over a open fire in the corner of her kitchen. Her one-year-old son Christian breathed in lung-damaging smoke and was in danger of hurting himself on the open fire. Hydi’s husband works as a mason and would spend 12 hours a week collecting firewood for cooking and heat.
Hydi’s family was chosen to receive an eco-stove. Right away, it reduced their firewood use because the stove burns much more efficiently. Her husband spent fewer hours gathering firewood. The whole family has less risk of respiratory problems like pneumonia, cancer and even stroke. Their life is better — just because of that stove.
Eight-year-old James Kirima plays well with other children at a school operated by DWC partner UBUNTU. He doesn’t talk much as he is hard of hearing and has other physical and mental challenges. In his four years in the school, he has learned to walk and run without falling and is improving his fine-motor skills.
James’s mom earns the family’s main income through an UBUNTU income-generation program. His dad is a casual labourer who is without work for long periods. James and other children like him would be shunned and kept closeted away if not for UBUNTU’s programs that offer acceptance and therapy.
DWC invested Global Village money into the parched village of Bargatua Kella to speed up construction of a water-harvesting structure. The land has been degraded by deforestation. Once a year, natural waterways swell with monsoon rains that allows farmers to grow one crop of corn, sorghum, oilseeds, mustard, fruit or vegetables.
The water structure holds back some water so it can replenish the aquifer and nearby wells. Villagers like Lila and Kusum, two young women who helped haul mortar for the dam, joined DWC’s volunteer team to get the job done with the hope of growing a second crop during the year.
In April of 2015, a major earthquake rattled the Gorkha area of Nepal, killing 8,000 people and leaving thousands more homeless. Houses, schools and historic buildings were destroyed. Farmers living near Gorkha live off the rice, vegetables and maize they grow on the terraced, hilly land. In the village of Salangiri, eight-year-old Namrata Thapa, lost her brick school. Students were taught lessons outside until a temporary school was cobbled together out of scrap wood and tin added to a shed.
School gives Namrata and other children hope for a better future. She misses the shelter and quieter rooms of the old school. DWC is using funds from the Global Village to rebuild her school and another in nearby Bandevi.
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