Oct 012015

Bolivia - flag
The donation of October 2015 goes to:

Biblioworks - logoBiblioWorks

BiblioWorks promotes education and literacy in communities in need. They believe that healthy communities require healthy minds. That’s why they have been building libraries, supplying books and training librarians in the poorest communities of Bolivia since 2005.

BiblioWorks is founded on the simple principle that literacy and education are critical components for the creation and vitality of sustainable communities and cultures. They believe that where knowledge, literacy, and learning exist, people have the resources they need to solve social issues, maintain and strengthen their cultural identities, as well as to grow their community economically.

Sep 012015

The donation of September 2015 goes to:

the logo of Syria ReliefSyria Relief

Syria Relief has a solid network of committed management and logistics staff on the ground inside Syria, striving to deliver humanitarian aid in hard-to-reach rural areas, as well as heavily populated and even some besieged areas.

This network allows them to respond quickly to any situation that needs immediate action, whether conflict related or natural. In most cases, they can coordinate relief work within a few hours of receiving information.

Whilst the challenges remains as intimidating as ever, they are equally determined to succeed in their charitable goals. In the short space of time since its inception in 2011, Syria Relief has established its reputation as a trusted and efficient humanitarian aid delivery team on the ground and has a proven track record of highest level of transparency and feedback.

Aug 012015

The donation of August 2015 goes to:

logo of Leger Uten GrenserMédecins Sans Frontières
Leger Uten Grenser
Doctors Without Borders

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases. It was founded in France. The organization is known in most of the world by its localized name or simply as MSF. In 2015 over 30,000, mostly local, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, logistical experts, water and sanitation engineers and administrators provided medical aid in over 70 countries. These doctors and nurses decided to volunteer their time to solve issues of world health. Private donors provide about 80% of the organization’s funding, while governmental and corporate donations provide the rest, giving MSF an annual budget of approximately US$ 610 million.

Médecins Sans Frontières was created in 1971, in the aftermath of the Biafra secession, by a small group of French doctors and journalists who believed that all people have the right to medical care regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national borders.

Jul 042015

The donation of July 2015 goes to:

Equilibrium - The Bipolar Foundation - logoEquilibrium — The Bipolar Foundation

Equilibrium aims to become the foremost international partnership organisation working to advance the understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder; it also seeks to address the stigma and prejudice that often surrounds bipolar disorder.

Key partners:

  • People with bipolar disorder.
  • Families and loved ones affected by bipolar disorder.
  • Clinicians and health professionals working with people who have bipolar disorder.
  • Research partners seeking to understand causes and develop treatments.
  • National Bipolar Advocacy Organisations working with self-management and support.

Equilibrium recognises that bipolar disorder is an international problem and that there is a clear need to develop models of health awareness and applicable approaches of treatment for non-westernised and developing nations. To these ends, we seek:

  • To create a unique collaborative centre and associated network, of patients, families, clinicians, researchers, and others interested in bipolar disorder. The Foundation’s aim is for this network of interested parties to work together to advance the understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through the sharing of ideas and innovations
  • To promote early recognition of bipolar illness through public and professional education
  • To help de-stigmatise bipolar disorder
  • To promote excellence in treatment of bipolar disorder
  • To support and fund research into the causes of bipolar illness, its diagnosis and treatment
  • To prioritise research by liaison between professionals and the people affected by this illness.
Jun 012015

The donation of June 2015 goes to:

logo WWFWWF Norway

WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, formerly World Wildlife Fund) is:

  • the world’s leading independent conservation organisation
  • a truly global network, working in more than 100 countries
  • a challenging, constructive, science-based organisation that addresses issues from the survival of species and habitats to climate change, sustainable business and environmental education
  • creating solutions to the most important environmental challenges facing the planet so people and nature can thrive
  • an organisation that makes a difference
May 012015

The donation of May 2015 goes to:

Unicef (logo)Unicef – Nepal earthquake children’s appeal

A devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal, causing severe destruction and loss of life in Kathmandu and surrounding areas. An earthquake of this size can be deadly, toppling buildings, and destroying roads and infrastructure.

Hospitals area overcrowded, treating people in the streets and running out of emergency supplies. The power is out and communications are badly affected and we don’t yet have a full picture of the devastation. UNICEF fears the disaster, which is reported to have already killed hundreds of people, will have a severe impact on children.

UNICEF is on the ground, evaluating what needs to be done to urgently respond to children’s emergency needs for protection, water and sanitation, health and nutrition.

[donation made via Unicef Norge on April 26th because of the urgency of the matter]

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