A New Home In MOROCCO

In Fall 2012 a generous family donated land to Givelight to honor the memory of their daughter who passed away in an untimely death at the age of 24. Givelight held two fundraising events so far and raised $335K for the construction of Maison de Lumiere Lor Hour of Light in Casablanca. We have found a pro bono architect based in San Francisco and we are partnering with University of San Francisco to build our next home.

Funding Goal
$8585.00$15000.00
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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
$54.00$2000.00
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Camps to Campus

The Strongheart Fellows Program provides exceptional young people from conflict and post-conflict zones with world-class educational opportunities. Through the program, young people scouted from refugee camps or other difficult circumstances are able to make the life-changing leap from the obstacles of their home environments to a myriad of opportunities in the wider world. The parent organization for the Fellows program is The Strongheart Group, an innovative nonprofit providing changemakers from challenging circumstances with the strategy, education, and opportunity to become global influencers and advocates. www.strongheartfellows.org

Funding Goal
$1650.00$5000.00
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Centering Palestinian Women in Aid Work

With your help, MECA is excited to start putting women at the heart of aid programs in Gaza! This innovative new project will be piloted in Beit Hanoun, one of the most marginalized areas of the Gaza Strip. We will work with women in this community on a two-month training tailored to their needs that will give them the information, skills, and confidence they need to take leading roles in future aid programs.

Funding Goal
$630.00$5450.00
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Community Health in Za'atari Camp

COHI's role in this program will be to provide training, salaries and support to these previously identified midwives and nurses so that they can go out into the Za'atari Camp and provide much needed care in their community. COHI will develop a community health training module for these women, which will include training specific to women's health, reproductive health and gender-based violence, as well as women's cancer screening, education and treatment referral. COHI will engage these nurses and midwives in professional activities that will allow them to provide for their own families while providing much needed services in their community. COHI will also seek out a telemedicine partnership with a medical center for capacity building and to improve the quality of care in the camp. The expected program outcome is to reach 10,000 refugees in Za'atari Camp.

Funding Goal
$175.00$10000.00
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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
$1440.00$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
$8329.00$15000.00
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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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Educate-a-child Program

The Citizen's Foundation (TCF) is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and the winner of the 2013 Skoll Award for Social Entreprenuership. TCF schools are open to all children regardless of ethnicity or the family's ability to pay. Students are of all faiths and encouraged to be open-minded, peace-loving and socially responsible members of society. Schools follow nationally accredited, K-12 modern, prescribed syllabuses. For only $120, you can educate-a-child for a year and changes their future forever.

Funding Goal
$4975.00$5000.00
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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
$555.00$1400.00
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Embroidery Project

Creating jobs and supporting the independence of Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon and Palestine through the Women Empowerment Project Target Population: Palestinian Women(Hardship cases)- keeping the Palestinian needle work as a heritage and as an identity.

Funding Goal
$310.00$31500.00
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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
$200.00$6000.00
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Girls Impact the World Film Festival

Because WOMEN and GIRLS SUFFER DISPROPORTIONATELY FROM POVERTY, the social impact derived from helping women and girls in their quest for self-reliance is greater. This fund is dedicated to advancing women and girls globally. Funds received will go to special projects such as the Girls Impact the World Film Festival and Connecther's operating fund that are working to advance women and girls globally.

Funding Goal
$16000.00$25000.00
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HOPE for Senegal LMS Projects

Read about us here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-pauline-lowry/small-donations-big-changes_b_1881184.html www.teranga.org

Funding Goal
$5500.00$22000.00
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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
$760.00$5000.00
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Life Saving Medical Equipment Needed!

Help the Hawa Abdi General Hospital purchase essential medical equipment needed to provide quality maternal and paediatric care for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia. An ultrasound machine allows us to detect any delivery complications. Ultrasound tests are a luxury for most in Somalia; however, at the Hawa Abdi General Hospital, we provide this for free in order to improve the health outcomes of both mothers and babies. The availability of simple medical equipment will mean that thousands of women and children are able to access safe and quality healthcare, dramatically improving health and saving lives.

Funding Goal
$1415.00$8800.00
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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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Maternal Mortality Reduction Project

In the small southern African country of Lesotho, high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity threaten the country's young mothers. Lesotho is one of the few countries in the world where the number of women dying of maternal causes has increased over the last decade. Many of these women, especially in the mountains of rural Lesotho, die of causes that could be prevented if they had access to skilled delivery assistance and emergency obstetric care. A new initiative from Partners In Health, in partnership with the Lesotho Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, is working to achieve three ambitious goals: (1) All women deliver at a clinic or hospital with skilled assistance, (2) all women attend a minimum of four prenatal care visits during each pregnancy, and (3) all women undergo HIV testing at their first prenatal visit and are treated according to national protocols.

Funding Goal
$1675.00$10000.00
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Microcredit PLUS Training

Since 2008, DiscoverHope has provided 717 loans. We have funded over 1,800 development trainings related to business assistance, literacy, computer, and artisan skills. Through our Microcredit PLUS model, the lives of over 400 women and 1,500 family members have been permanently transformed for the better. In 2011 alone, we doubled in size! We now have 21 village banks serving 216 families, and we provided 725 classes, workshops and individual coaching sessions, far surpassing our original goal of 300. All while maintaining our unprecedented 100% loan payback rate. This project would continue to provide a range of trainings to these women over the course of the next year that would be organized by our on-site program manager, indigenous staff and teachers. DiscoverHope is building a family of inspired people who seek to give their greatest strengths to the world. We are transforming hundreds of families out of poverty and there are hundreds waiting, with hope in their hearts. With your help, DiscoverHope can continue building a legacy of hope for all. For more information, visit www.lendhope.org

Funding Goal
$1525.00$5000.00
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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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Orphan Sponsorship

Our first project started in 2005 with 50 orphans who are survivors of the deadliest Tsunami in recorded history. We are currently sponsoring 150 orphans and our goal is to get to 200 orphans by Dec 2011. For $30/month, we feed, clothe and educate a child. We send many volunteers to teach and interact with the children. As we are 100% volunteer run organization, all of the donation goes towards our orphans. Please visit our website to learn more about this and projects in other countries.

Funding Goal
$4226.00$18000.00
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Post-Graduate Medical Education for Two Somaliland Physicians

The Edna Adan Hospital Foundation is delighted to continue collaborative efforts with Connecther in promoting education and training for women in Somaliland. This project will allow two female physicians in Somaliland to pursue crucial specialized training at an internationally recognized university in Sudan. Goals for this project are to 1)provide training for young obstetricians in research and medical education in obstetrics gynecology AND 2)train candidates to be at the cutting edge of research and clinical surgery.

Funding Goal
$135.00$10000.00
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Project Artemis Afghanistan

Project Artemis is a 2-week business education program held at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. Project Artemis aims to build the entrepreneurial skills of promising Afghan businesswomen. Mentors assigned to each participant provide additional support for at least two years as the women return home to establish or expand their companies. Other participants use their new knowledge to succeed within civil society. The multiplier effect of Project Artemis can be seen in jobs created, knowledge shared and the examples set for future generations.

Funding Goal
$$10000.00
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PROJECT CLUB FUND

JOIN - JOIN - JOIN the Connecther PROJECT CLUB FUND to be a part of a new and exciting MEMBERSHIP based initiative to fund projects that are helping women and girls in their quest for self-reliance. Membership levels are $25 per month, $50 per month, $75 per month and $100 per month!

Funding Goal
$525.00$12500.00
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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
$$51000.00
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