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C.A.R. Email Update

From the email: "Mupete is 7 years old and weighs just 11 kilograms. 

The average 7-year-old child weighs about twice that."

The World Food Programme has sent out another email regarding the food crisis and conflict in the Central African Republic.

Children like Mupete in the CAR are severely malnourished.

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Added by William J. Welte on April 17, 2014 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Children of the Americas

Children of the Americas is a 3-star rated non-profit on Charity Navigator.

From the website: "Children of the Americas, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing  medical and surgical services to indigent children and their families in rural Guatemala."

The organization operates a variety of essential…

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Added by William J. Welte on April 12, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Vittana Launches new website

Vittana's new website has a really cool interface that takes you through the process of educational microlending. Check out the new site to see what Vittana is all about.

Consider donating or lending through Vittana.

Added by William J. Welte on April 11, 2014 at 8:01am — No Comments

C.A.R. Can't Wait Update

The WFP has released another urgent notice regarding the crisis in the Central African Republic.

From the website: "A major humanitarian catastrophe is developing in Central African Republic (C.A.R.), one of the poorest countries in the world. Children here already face enormous challenges – now, they’re staring death in the face."

For a limited time, donations made to support those in need in the Central African Republic will be doubled.

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Added by William J. Welte on April 10, 2014 at 6:58am — No Comments

Crisis in the Central African Republic

The Huffington post has an article on the current crisis in the Central African Republic. According to the article, this current wave of violence has lasted over a year.

From the article: "The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) said the widespread conflict had 'caused the destruction of livelihoods, loss of food…

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Added by William J. Welte on April 9, 2014 at 5:10am — No Comments

IRC on importance of reading

The International Rescue Committee has an interesting article on the importance of teaching children to read and the development of other foundation skills, even in places affected by conflict.

From the article: "In Pakistan, we are utilizing an in-service teacher training model for educators already at…

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Added by William J. Welte on April 8, 2014 at 7:43am — No Comments

Rafiatu Lawal on women's education

Rafiatu Lawal grew up in Ghana and now works as a part of the Cama network to help young women work towards their goals.

From an article on the Christian Science Monitor, Lawal says: "Cama brings together educated young African women and encouraged my leadership and personal skills. It also taught me that we have to be each…

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Added by William J. Welte on April 7, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments

The Children's Hunger Fund

The Children's Hunger Fund is a 4-star rated charity on Charity Navigator working to feed children around the world. The organization has donated 26.6 million meals through their "food pak" program.

From the organizations' website: "Since 1991, 99% of total contributions—over 1 billion dollars in food and other aid—has been distributed through programs serving more than 20 million children across America and around the world."…

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Added by William J. Welte on April 7, 2014 at 7:07am — No Comments

Photos of Survival in Congo

Read a post by Susan Schulman on Nicholas Kristof's blog about the effects of violence and conflict in the Congo.

From the article: "I have been working in Congo as a photo and video journalist since 2006. Year after year, I have witnessed more and more lives destroyed, more camps filled with people driven from their villages, and more children’s faces grossly distorted by severe malnutrition. The cycle of fighting,…

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Added by William J. Welte on April 4, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

C.A.R. Can't Wait

The World Food Programme has sent out another urgent reminder of the crisis facing children in the Central African Republic.

Watch the video now to see how conflict in the Central African Republic is affecting children.

From the email:…

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Added by William J. Welte on April 3, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Blessings International

Blessings International is a 3-star rated charity on Charity navigator that works to bring medical supplies to those who need it around the world.

From their website: "Blessings International was created in 1981 to fill a an urgent need:  to supply pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to Christian teams traveling around the world treating the sick."

Request supplies through Blessings…

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Added by William J. Welte on April 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Acumen Fund

The Acumen Fund is a 4-star rated development non-profit which describes itself as a "A BOLD NEW WAY OF TACKLING POVERTY THAT’S ABOUT DIGNITY, NOT DEPENDENCE, AND CHOICE, NOT CHARITY."

The non-profit raises funds to support sound investments in individuals, ideas, companies, and other entities that are working to fight against poverty.…

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Added by William J. Welte on April 1, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

ActionAid International

ActionAid International is a multifaceted non-profit with a variety of goals.

From their website: "We work in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, with over 25 million poor people. Our work seeks to create and sustain better futures by providing relief from disasters and conflicts, empowering women, fighting hunger, holding governments accountable, and making education accessible."

Some of their work includes women's rights and…

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Added by William J. Welte on March 31, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Action Against Hunger International

Action Against Hunger International is a 4-star rated non-profit organization on Charity Navigator. The organization works to fight against food insecurity by working towards sustainable community solutions.

From their website: "Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to…

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Added by William J. Welte on March 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Acres of Love

Acres of Love is a non-profit organization providing family care for orphaned or abandoned children in South Africa.

Their description on Charity Navigator: "Providing individualized family care for the most vulnerable children of South Africa, since 1998."

From the website: "We offer children, once orphaned and abandoned, a Forever…

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Added by William J. Welte on March 29, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Assist International

Assist International is a humanitarian organization focusing in the following areas: water, poverty solutions, education, medical, and orphaned and abandoned children.

Since 1990, the organization has completed over 500 projects in as many as 61 countries.

Consider donating to Assist International.

Added by William J. Welte on March 28, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

Go Malawi

Go Malawi is a Maine-based organization with the mission to connect with Malawian communities on issues of education, healthcare, commerce, and conservation.

Go Malawi hosts regular running events, as well as other programs, including a travel program. 

Consider getting involved with one of their programs to foster international communication and outreach.

Added by William J. Welte on March 28, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

Message from WFP Executive Director

The Executive Director of the WFP offered a plea in a recent email for donations to help provide food in the Central African Republic. Currently, donations to the CAR are being matched.

From the email:

"Children are staring death in the face because they do not have the nutritious food they so desperately need. One of those children is Dieu Ferra, who I met at a health center in Bangui. Dieu is 10 years old but looks to be only 5 or 6. Malnutrition has…

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Added by William J. Welte on March 27, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Sweet Unity Coffee Co-Op

The Christian Science Monitor has an article about Sweet Unity Farms, a coffee co-op owned and operated by its farmers. The co-op is located in Southwestern Tanzania and provides a way for farmers to work together in bettering their community. 

Their work has allowed them to build an education center that will benefit many:

"The $60,000 educational center is the latest accomplishment of the cooperative. The center, which took five years to build,…

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Added by William J. Welte on March 26, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Accordia Global Health Foundation

Accordia Global Health Foundation is a 3-star rated charitable organization on charity navigator. The organization works to develop healthcare in Africa, particularly healthcare infrastructure to fight infectious diseases.

From the website: "Accordia Global Health Foundation overcomes the burden of infectious diseases by building healthcare capacity and strengthening academic medical institutions in Africa."

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Added by William J. Welte on March 26, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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