African Blackwood Conservation
Project (USA/Tanzania) — to complete a basic building
at the Moshi Mpingo tree nursery, which provides secure storage for
gardening tools as well as shelter and overnight accommodations for
volunteers and nursery staff.
Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products
– ASNAPP (Ghana) — to construct a basic packing house for
use by farmers in Aklamador for selecting, sorting and packing of a
traditional herbal tea which they have grown.
Association “Green Alternative” (Republic Of Georgia)
— to purchase 340 new textbooks benefiting all nine grades of
the Akhaldaba Boarding School serving 200 children, as well as environmental
education trainings for teachers, and student tree-planting.
Association of Young Azerbaijani Friends of Europe (Azerbaijan)
— to organize a working camp in Ganja, Azerbaijan, with participation
of local and international volunteers, to address the environmental
challenges of the Kur River and raise local awareness of environmental
Benton Furniture Share (USA) — to allow this
volunteer-based organization focusing on the reuse and distribution
of donated, used furniture and appliances to supply needed household
items to the low-income elderly in and near Benton County, Oregon.
Blue Veins (Pakistan) — to provide clean drinking
water to the people of Arando Khawar village through installation of
two hand pumps, so that the villagers will no longer need to travel
14 kilometers for clean water or to use sewage-contaminated canal water.
Cambodian Land Mine Museum Relief Fund (Canada/Cambodia)
— to help cover local teachers’ salaries for a new school
for children suffering from land mine accidents, many of whom are amputees,
which is being constructed in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Center for People’s Agricultural Plan for the 21st Century
– PAP21 (Philippines) — to assist 10 agrarian reform
beneficiary farm families to pursue diversified organic farming, including
purchase of farm tools and materials, seeds, two carabao, and skills
Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (India) —
to support the growing of green manure crops for income generation by
small farmers in Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, including providing
seeds, organic inputs like neem cake and biofertilizers, and training.
Centro de Educacion Creativa (Costa Rica) —
to construct a vermiculture composting house at this environmentally
focused school that will produce rich, compost for organic vegetable
gardens, native plant gardens, and local reforestation activities.
Comite de Emergencia Garifuna de Honduras (Honduras)
— to strengthen and expand this Garifuna organization’s
work to replant the endangered and culturally significant balaire vine,
as well as to support a youth project to reforest the beach with native,
wild fruit plants.
Common Ground Program (Kenya) — to support the
students and staff at Pathfinder Academy in providing biointensive agriculture
training to 30 widows and their families in Bafubi Women Group, including
tools, starter seeds, and educational materials.
Dos Pueblos: New York - Tipitapa Sister City Project (USA/Nicaragua)
— for pipes and tubes to be used by local volunteer labor to extend
potable water to the community of Miraluz, which will serve 35 families
without local access to water.
Ecoclub Nongovernmental Youth Organization (Ukraine)
— for an educational and environmental protection project at the
Barmaky natural reserve near Rivne, Ukraine, including providing informational
signage, protective barriers, trash canisters, brochures, and support
Eco-Garden (Kenya) — for training small farmers
in organic gardening and sustainable environmental management, as well
as providing them with tools and vegetable and tree seeds, and to help
maintain Eco-Garden’s 6 bicycles.
EcoLogic Development Fund (USA/Guatemala) — to
help support the salary of an office administrator for EcoLogic’s
Guatemalan partner Ulew Che ‘Ja, which is working with dozens
of Quiche Maya communities to actively protect and restore their 50,000
acres of communal forests.
Environment and Community Development Organization – ECDO (Nepal)
— to repair community drinking water systems in Kavre district,
Nepal, purchase a plastic water tank for a primary school, and to help
prevent soil erosion and landslides through tree planting.
Friends Service Council (Nepal) — to support
FSC’s Women Empowerment Project, which will directly benefit 50
deprived women through providing them with training in sewing, vegetable
growing, kitchen gardens, setting up a small business, legal issues,
Fundacion Ecologica Tercer Mundo (Ecuador) —
to construct a small laundry house in Nalpe, water-cleaning filtration
system, settling ponds, and water-transport system, using mostly community
volunteer labor, to help protect the water quality of the Rio Vite.
Global Children (USA/Cambodia) — to support a
needed hygiene program at Kampong Cham Orphanage in Cambodia, including
providing cleaning supplies, hiring a cleaning person, and providing
hygiene education training to children and caregivers.
Goriber Asroy (Bangladesh) — to construct a biogas
plant which will supply light for an adult literacy night school and
high quality bio-fertilizer for a community vegetable garden, as well
as for a project to expand a medicinal tree nursery including purchasing
seeds and installing a fence.
Harvest of Hope Self-Help Community Centre (Kenya)
— to support sustainable agriculture projects working to improve
lives of the Kenyan communities on the coast, to include purchase of
tools and equipment, workshops, demonstrations, training, and extension
and home visits.
Health Education Adoption Rehabilitation Development Society
(India) — for a community water program for the 42 tribal
families of Lakshmipuram Village including drilling a 300 foot bore
well, purchasing a casing pipe, and hand pumps.
Indian National Trust for the Welfare of Tribals (India)
— to support INTWOT’s Rural Growth with the Cultivation
of Herbs project in Orissa, India, focusing on tribal farmers, to include
development of a medicinal herb nursery, distributing saplings, and
Interaccion para el Desarrollo Sostenible (Bolivia)
— for reforestation programs in rural communities, printing educational
materials, purchase of agroforestry and agricultural crop seeds, holding
training courses, and transportation for volunteers.
Jeevan Rekha Parishad (India) — for training
and assisting women in bee keeping and honey processing in Chandaka
village, Orissa, including providing 2 bee boxes to each of 20 women
members of a selfhelp group and purchase of a honey processing unit.
MADRE (USA/Nicaragua) — to allow the Wangki Luhpia
Women’s Sewing Collective on Nicaragua’s North Atlantic
coast to purchase an electric industrial sewing machine, enabling them
to increase their output dramatically and to learn to operate new equipment.
Mangrove Action Project (USA/Mexico) — to help
support a ten-day volunteer coastal rehabilitation and mangrove conservation
project along the eastern shore of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico,
including purchase of tools, ecosystem restoration, workshops, and volunteer
Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation (USA/Mexico)
— to assist the NGO Alternare to finish the floors and walls of
its new training center, which will provide education in sustainable
forestry and agricultural techniques to campesino residents of Mexico’s
Nabichakha Women Group (Kenya) — to purchase
seeds, bags, and organic materials to grow 2,000 saplings of indigenous,
herbal, and fruit trees that will help reforest and rehabilitate badly
degraded land, and which can also provide income and food.
Nepal Social Service Fund (USA/Nepal) — to support
a Safe House and community education center in Kathmandu which serves
surgical patients and their families as well as street children, including
the purchase of a kerosene refrigerator and kerosene stove.
New Forests Project (USA/Honduras & El Salvador)
— to purchase 10 chlorine drinking water disinfecting devices
and to train plumbers in water disinfection in 10 small communities
in rural Honduras and El Salvador.
Outreach Asia (USA/Laos) — to fund a new, larger
and greatly improved classroom with a cement floor, new desks, and toilet
at a rural elementary school in a village in Laos which will have sufficient
space for all of the village children who wish to learn.
Pedals for Progress (USA/Colombia) — to ship
used bicycles reconditioned by inmates of the Ellsworth Correctional
Institute in Kansas to FundaciS´n Horizontes de Libertad in Colombia,
where the bikes will help to provide transportation and rehabilitation
for released inmates.
PermaLot (Czech Republic) — for purchase of a
photovoltaic panel and radio-controlled steering for a basic prototype
pollution-free solar-powered agricultural vehicle which can transport
water, pallets, agricultural workers, and harvested produce.
Planet Drum Foundation (USA/Ecuador) — to continue
a native plant revegetation project on a dangerously eroded six-kilometer
stretch of hillsides near Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador, including wages
for tree planters, water transport by backpack, truck and burro, and
Porters’ Progress (USA/Nepal) — to run
daily education and empowerment programs in Lukla which reach at least
1,000 child and adult Nepali porters, including purchase of classroom
materials and teaching aids.
Project Mercy (USA/Mexico) — to construct a basic
house out of used garage doors, recycled windows, and other reused materials
for a family in need in a colonia of Tijuana, Mexico, as well as to
purchase materials to help start a new sanitary latrine.
Rainforest Information Centre (Australia/Uganda) —
for a tree planting campaign by the NGO YES-Uganda, to include distribution
of 225 medicinal and indigenous plants to each of 140 homesteads in
30 Ugandan villages, holding 10 community workshops, and technical assistance.
Red Cliff Land Recovery Project (USA) — Land
Fund — to support land acquisition by a Native American tribal
organization on the Red Cliff Reservation in northern Wisconsin.
Trees for the Future (USA/Senegal) — to support
production of two training videos, in both Wolof and English versions,?that
will help farmers in Senegal and elsewhere learn the benefits of incorporating
agroforestry techniques into their gardens and crop fields.
Trees, Water and People (USA/Guatemala) — to
provide approximately 35 fuel-efficient stoves to members of Mujer Hacia
Adelante, a women’s cooperative in Guatemala, which can help to
prevent illnesses caused by smoke inhalation and reduce deforestation
White Earth Land Recovery Project (USA) — Land
Fund — to help this indigenous organization purchase a 50-acre
parcel of land on Minnesota’s White Earth Indian Reservation,
containing approximately 25 acres of forests, 25 acres of natural wetlands,
and a small house.
Wild Flora and Fauna Fund (Bulgaria) — to purchase
20 beehives with the ancient Kamchiya bee variety that is a very good
pollinator for rare orchids and other plants, and to create a demonstration
bee park in Bulgaria’s Kamchiya River valley cared for by a volunteer