Agricultural Union Project

Gulu Women's Agricultural Union is working towards creating a self-sustaining Women's agricultural union among women farmers and farm workers in the WGEF program and the northern region of Uganda. Women agricultural workers have formed a union, elected an executive committee, maintained the required signatures, under Ugandan law, to officially have an agricultural union. By mobilizing themselves and registering as an official union, they will be able to work more powerfully towards land procurement and stronger legal protection, enabling women a voice in policy development and addressing inequality.

Funding Goal
$154.00$2000.00
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Computer Education for Afghan Girls

Although more Afghan girls are attending school than ever before, many girls graduate or leave school without any marketable skills. Because many Afghan families are poor, those daughters who cannot bring extra money into the family are often forced into early marriage and child-bearing. Help the Afghan Children (HTAC) is making a difference for approximately 4,000 Afghan girls every year by enrolling them in our computer education program. HTAC was the first organization to introduce computer literacy into Afghan schools and this very special program teaches these girls key computer skills necessary for them to seek and obtain computer-related jobs in Afghanistan's emerging information technology marketplace. Over 75% of those girls who graduate from our program find well-paying and meaingful computer jobs, giving them pride, empowerment, and becoming productive citizens in Afghanistan's recovery.

Funding Goal
$2315.00$5000.00
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Connecther General Fund

Connecther is a global communication and crowdfunding platform, focused on advancing women and children in poverty in their quest for self reliance. Thank you for your support! Connecther will use these funds to provide matching grants to our project partners, to top off donations to projects that are very close to meeting their goals, and to help with Connecther's operational expenses.

Funding Goal
$20634.00$50000.00
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dreamfly Rwanda

In 1994, Rwanda suffered through a horrific genocide, costing close to 1m Rwandans their lives. The small village of Cyingwa lost 132 members, tearing families, neighbors and the entire community apart. Survivors made the commitment to end the distrust and fear that had caused neighbors to turn against each other; to do the unthinkable and forgive for unspeakable crimes. The parents of Cyingwa, both survivors and perpetrators of the genocide, built the Cyingwa Primary school with their hands over a decade ago. They came together to build a future for their children different from and better than their own. And today, those children are working their brilliant little minds off, studying through the year, no summer vacations, and several of them coming first in the district! Today the school has 1036 students, 498 of which are girls. There is no running water, no electricity, and no proper toilets. thedreamfly.org is partnering with the Cyingwa community to expand the school through the addition of new classrooms and a computer lab, and offer high quality teacher training, so the brilliant kids of Cyingwa can build a brilliant future for Rwanda.

Funding Goal
$160.00$5000.00
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Education and Nutrition for Burmese Girls!

Thailand plays host to over 100,000 refugees, many of which originate from Myanmar and reside in the Thai-Myanmar border regions. A number of schools have been established in this area to meet the educational needs of refugee students and ensure they are not excluded from future opportunities. This is particularly important for girls with interrupted formal education who might otherwise have been side-lined and had no hope of achieving a quality education. One such school is Minmahaw School, which has been educating youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in Burma and the Burmese refugee population living along the Thai-Burma boarder) aged 17-23 since 2009.Minmahaw School is a boarding school operating independently with volunteer teachers and management.  These efforts are being undermined by the ongoing struggle to provide students with adequate nutrition. This project aims to raise funds to send a nutritional expert to Minmahaw School to educate girls about how to maintain a healthy diet and to plan a new menu plan using the resources available. This will also provide an opportunity to educate girls about maternal nutrition to ensure they can equipped with the knowledge to adequately provide for their children in future and maintain good health during pregnancy. The money raised will also sponsor students’ breakfasts for a full school year and help them to establish sustainable means of achieving sufficient nutrition in the future so that they can continue with their education unhindered by lack of basic needs.


Funding Goal
$520.00$14400.00
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Education for Nicaraguan Girls

The public secondary schools in El Sauce, Nicaragua, often don't provide a good education due to lack of resources, closures and overcrowding. Instituto El Catolico Nuestro Senor de Milagros (El Catolico) is a private secondary school in town with an excellent record. All of their students who take the exams to enter college pass these exams, and students graduating from this school have a much better chance at success in their lives. One World Foundation is raising money to send four deserving girls to this school, in order that they can ultimately contribute to the welfare of their families and their community.

Funding Goal
$1305.00$1400.00
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Enterprising Youth-Led Social Initiative

Operating in the African country of Zimbabwe, Vanavevhu (Shona for “children of the soil”) provides support in the way of food, health care and education, as well as targeted training, to promote the financial self-sufficiency of child-headed households affected by the AIDS pandemic and the economic and political crisis in the Matabeleland region of Zimbabwe. Vanavevhu is dedicated to the financial self sufficiency of child headed families and the development of these at-risk youth through education and training that will ensure a measurable socioeconomic improvement in their lives. Vanavevhu gives child heads the chance to overcome the obstacles they face as a consequence of the AIDS pandemic, economic crisis and political uncertainty. 

Funding Goal
$485.00$5000.00
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Expansion of surgical services in rural Nepal

Achham lacks adequate surgical services. Currently, the nearest Cesarean section capacity is over 5 hours away from Bayalpata Hospital. However, for most other surgical services, patients need to travel between 12 and 16 hours for care. This lack of nearby surgical services significantly increases the morbidity and mortality from surgical emergencies in Achham, especially obstetrical needs, as the maternal health situation is particularly dire. To address this need, we are implementing sustainable surgical and obstetrical health care services.

Funding Goal
$135.00$10000.00
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Fund a classroom in Uganda

More than 38 million children in sub-Saharan Africa are without a school to attend. Many countries have initiated programs guaranteeing a free education to every child, yet are plagued with chronic classroom shortages as they lack the means to construct enough schools to meet the demand. This often results in students walking miles to get to a "school" in a neighboring community, scribbling their lessons in the dirt for lack of proper learning materials or even gathering under a tree to learn. This project will fund the construction of one classroom in a community-built, stakeholder-sustained, primary-level academy for 325 students in rural Uganda. All in all, the academy will be comprised of seven classrooms, an office, a library, meeting space, toilets and an open field for recreation.

Funding Goal
$700.00$6000.00
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Girls Impact the World Film Festival

The Girls Impact the World (GITW) Film Festival is a Connecther initiative, co-sponsored by the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative, that was created to provide a powerful forum for young filmmakers to speak out on critical issues that impact women and girls around the world. Watch these award-winning short films and hear some compelling young voices on such issues as educating girls, body image, human trafficking, and violence against women and girls.

Funding Goal
$16320.00$25000.00
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HOPE for Senegal 2015 Goals

Lycee Malick Sy is among the largest high schools in Senegal. It serves over 4,000 urban and rural students. With a 39.3% national literacy rate (29.2% for girls), this project is one that can have great impact. This project has 3 components: 1. Build bathroom facilities for the 4,000+ students at Lycée Malick Sy High School. Preferably, sustainable or compostable toilets. 2. Continue to support the campus sustainable teaching garden. The students run the garden with support from a Peace Corps volunteer. The goal is to use the garden as a teaching tool & eventually have it sustain itself. 3. Provide ongoing training to improve student understanding of web design and technology. These projects are completed in collaboration with local experts and volunteers and have a big impact!

Funding Goal
$330.00$10000.00
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Kibera School for Girls

The Kibera School for Girls, a tuition-free school currently serving 64 students grades pre-K through 2nd grade, plans to follow students through 8th grade. By providing a superior education and healthcare, we are able to give the brightest and most at-risk girls the power of hope and education. Run by a staff of expert female teachers, the school gives students and community-members positive female role models. With your support, we are building a global model of linking tuition free schools for girls to accessible social services for all.

Funding Goal
$1260.00$5000.00
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Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. In response, we are dedicated to building maternity hospitals, and equipping them with the latest medical equipment to save the lives of mothers and infants. With funding from ConnectHer, we can furnish a new 20-bed maternity ward.

Funding Goal
$$10800.00
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Mentoring At-Risk Nomadic Girls in Rural Niger

The literacy rate for nomadic people in Niger is less than 15%, and is even lower for girls. Girls especially face cultural and financial obstacles to staying in primary school, such as early marriage and the need to help at home. Girls who do attend often drop out after only three years.  RAIN’s mentoring program offers solutions to these obstacles. Based on the long standing nomadic tradition of women educating their children, RAIN recruits local women as mentors, encouraging girls to succeed and advocating with their families and teachers. Walking miles to meet with their students, mentors counsel in life choices and teach valuable practical skills, committed to providing the new generation of girls the opportunities they never had. Over the years, mentored girls have consistently succeeded in greater numbers than their peers. 

Funding Goal
$$2500.00
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MRC Refugee Artisan Program

The Multicultural Refugee Coalition Sewing Lab teaches adult refugees settled to the Austin area technical skills in sewing to create clothes, bags, quilts and other products for themselves, their families and to sell. Refugees complete a series of self-passed lessons on the basics of how to operate and maintain a sewing machine, stitch styles, and how to read a pattern. Each week, refugees practice their English while learning new skills and assisting one another in learning how to sew and how to navigate their new home. With your support, we would like to continue to grow this successful program by offering more advanced classes in mending, clothing and pattern design, and home accessories so that refugees can learn the skills needed for employment and can develop products to sell to contribute to their household income. The program provides a place for community for refugees from Burma, Burundi, Bhutan, Iraq, Congo, Somalia, Sudan and more. It instills confidence and a sense of self-sufficiency as they settle into their new community of Austin.

Funding Goal
$1165.00$5000.00
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Providing Solar Power for Lighting and Refrigeration in Southern Chad

CRF in conjunction with CSSI, a Chadian NGO, has initiated a program to provide solar power for lighting and refrigeration at rural and UNHCR refugee health centers in southern Chad.

Funding Goal
$100.00$10000.00
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Send 35 Afghan Girls to School!!

Afghanistan does not have enough public schools for all children to attend, and even in areas where public schools do exist, they do often not offer a high quality education. To address this need, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi founded 4 private schools – 2 in Herat and 2 in Kabul. Creating Hope International is hoping to provide 35 Afghan girls with scholarships to attend these private schools, which will provide the girls with a high quality education and change the course of their life for the better.

Funding Goal
$100.00$9975.00
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Skillz Street

Skillz Street is an unprecedented program that gives girls in South Africa the chance to play in girls-only soccer leagues while giving valuable life skills and life-saving HIV prevention education. Skillz Street will help empower girls and reverse entrenched gender roles, which is key to combating the AIDS epidemic in South Africa.

Funding Goal
$40.00$6000.00
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Sughar- Giving Women Wings

You can be a part of creating a Sughar Center! Sughar provides socio-economic empowerment to tribal women in Pakistan by establishing Women's Learning and Skill Development Centers in selected rural communities.  Each Center provides a 6 month course to tribal/rural women on creating value through traditional embroidery creation & enterprise development.  Sughar Centers also provide basic education and literacy skills to rural women which builds their decision making abilities and increases their contribution in their households and lives. With your support, within only three years, this center will be completely self-reliant and sustainable!

Funding Goal
$13271.79$26000.00
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Support AIL's Programs at an Orphanage for Six Months!

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) is offering support to a girls' orphanage which houses 200 young girls, and we need your help! In 2010, AIL began offering medical services to the girls at the orphanages, and after a government ministry saw the quality of care that AIL was offering to the girls, they asked us to begin offering educational programming as well, which we have been doing since 2011. With your help, we can offer support to the girls at the orphanage for six months.

Funding Goal
$2546.00$9450.00
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Support Nepal's First Rural Teaching Hospital!

The destruction from the April 25, 2015 Nepal earthquake has been devastating.  In addition to emergency relief, we need to provide support to our partners on the ground who will continue to build the structure that the country needs including roads, housing, water and healthcare systems to decrease such devastation in the future.  This project will support the expansion of Bayalpata Hospital, in the region of rural Accham, that will double their clinical space while installing sustainable systems such as rainwater harvesting, passive heating and cooling and solar power.  One of the leading causes of death in the district of Achham is basic, easily preventable complications of childbirth in women.  A woman in Achham is over 200 times more likely to die in pregnancy than in the U.S.  The Nepali Government has already committed 1 million in funding to this project.

Funding Goal
$5070.00$15000.00
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Teacher Training for Unemployed Women in Hyderabad

There is big shortage of trained teachers in India. There are very few trained teachers available in schools that are operating in low income localities of Hyderabad city in India. SEED is dedicated to provide modern education to poor children. One critical part of this program is providing qualified and trained teachers at these schools. Our second objective is to provide employment opportunities to poor women by training them as teachers. Schools provide a decent environment for jobs for women who are not allowed to take up jobs in male dominated fields. By providing teaching skill SEED will empower poor women and improve their quality of life as well as provide an improved educational experience for impoverished children.

Funding Goal
$560.00$10000.00
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The Maia Project: Bringing Clean Water to the Children of Palestine

This project began when the Student Parliament at the UN Boys School in Bureij Refugee Camp, Gaza were given the opportunity to choose one thing they most wanted for their school: They chose to have clean drinking water. MECA's partner in Gaza heard about this vote and, after meeting with representatives from the school and the Student Parliament, came to MECA to see if we could respond to the children’s request for drinking water. MECA provided the funds to build a water purification and desalination unit for the school in 2007.

MECA is working in partnership with community organizations in Gaza to build water purification and desalination units in schools throughout the Gaza Strip.

Funding Goal
$9715.00$15500.00
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Train 1000 Midwives

Following a bitter civil war with Somalia, the newly-independent Republic of Somaliland was left with, basically, no health care professionals. One goal of the Edna Hospital is to train 1000 midwives and return them to their communities where they can help to reduce the extremely high rate of maternal and infant mortality.

Funding Goal
$16825.92$20000.00
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Train 40 Women Entrepreneurs in Somalia

Our exciting project promotes 40 women entrepreneurs in south-central Somalia. Since the project piloted in last year at our Women's Education Centre, we have trained 20 women on small-scale production on soap, introduced them to markets for sale, and helped promote best sanitary practices. Now we want to expand our program to reach 20 more women women, increase production, and create educational business classes for our students. Our goal is to empower women to become future leaders.

Funding Goal
$6915.00$8800.00
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