Bicycles for Humanity, Boston is a ground roots charity that collects, repairs, and ships used donated bicycles to marginalized people lacking mobility and access to resources in Africa.
B4H Boston, the local chapter of Bicycles 4 Humanity, was established in 2013 after Whit Findlay biked acoss southern Africa. He saw how a bike could change a life by providing better access to doctors and eduation to people living in remote areas. Upon his return, he started a B4H chapter to collect used bikes throughout southern New England.
B4H Boston has sent three containers to Botswana, totaling over 1500 bikes. Working with volunteers n Botswana, B4H Boston has established several bike relief programs with rural health providers and remote primary schools.
People for Guatemala is a US based, nonprofit organization that partners with Asociacion Hombres y Mujeres en Accion por Salud y Desarrollo in San Martin, Jilotepeque. The indigenous Maya living in rural villages in Guatemala struggle against extreme poverty, malnutrition, discrimination and environmental degradation.
People For Guatemala’s goal is to effect long-term change in families and entire communities through health, education, and community development initiatives. By working hand-in-hand with the indigenous Mayas in San Martin we seek to empower families to lead productive lives.
Our vision is that one day all children will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education, all families will be healthy, and all communities will thrive in rural Guatemala.
EcoPeace Middle East brings together Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian environmentalists to promote cross border climate initiatives and foster lasting peace in the Middle East through four main pillars:
· Mainstreaming region wide climate education
· Rehabilitating the Jordan River
· Advancing Israeli/Palestinian water reallocations
· Creating healthy interdependencies through water and renewable energy exchanges
EcoPeace directly engages youth and young professionals to enable emerging young leaders to apply their knowledge and networks to help advance water and climate solutions. Our national school programs train teachers in climate related curricula and thus, the message of regional environmental cooperation is passed on to their students and communities.
By working together, a coalition of the willing is building a framework for peace.
WaterISlife provides clean drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene education programs to schools and villages in desperate need in Africa, South America, and around the world.
Our goal is to provide safe drinking water to one billion people. We ensure that households, schools, orphanages, and medical facilities have access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene programs. If even one those factors are missing, there will be no success.
Our personal use Clean Sip Straw Filter provides hundreds of liters of clean water; our Nano Bucket Filter systems provide years of use for a family.
Effort TZ Foundation works to save adolescent Maasai girls in Tanzania from being sold into marriage by their fathers, usually to much older men with multiple wives. We also help orphaned boys destined to a life on the streets and primary schools that can’t afford books and supplies.
We do this by:
IMPACT: Since 2010 we have provided over 500 scholarships to Maasai girls and orphaned boys, school supples to 34,000 students and 6,800 textbooks and readers to primary schools including creating two school libraries.
Meds and Food for Kids (MFK) is dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of malnourished children, pregnant and nursing women, and school children using Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods( RUTF) produced in our factory in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. By employing Haitian women and men in our factory and sourcing raw materials from local farmers, we break the cycle of poverty and sustainably stimulate economic development.
Accomplishments to date:
Invisible Girl Project (IGP) exists to save girls’ lives and to end female gendercide in India. Female gendercide is the mass killing of girls and women simply because they are female. Girls in India are systemically under-valued and subjected to terrible injustice.
IGP partners with community- based organizations in India to protect, empower, and elevate Indian girls and women to become change agents in their communities. Our Sponsorship Program allows sponsors to invest in a girl’s life by providing her with monthly support for her overall growth and development including education, trauma counseling, and nutritious meals.