2019 May Impacts
This month we helped complete the funding of micro-loans to women across the globe through Opportunity International. Our donation of $3000 will allow women business owners to expand their shops, increase inventory and purchase additional equipment all with the goal of furthering their careers and creating additional jobs in their community.
As part of our continuing support for our three “adopted” children around the world, we donated $1440 to Save the Children. Merci, from Malawi, Anabel, from Bolivia and Alexis, from the United States, all benefit from our yearly sponsorship. We also donated an additional $1533 to help Save the Children in their efforts to provide much needed supplies to the victims of Cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique.
At the time it was created, 300 volunteers made up Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (“MSF”): doctors, nurses, and other staff, including the 13 founding doctors and journalists. MSF was created on the belief that all people have the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed, or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national boundaries. The Foundation was proud to support their international efforts in Venezuela and Mozambique with a donation of $3000 this month.
Since 2015, 3 million Venezuelans have left the country due to growing insecurity, instability and violence. Inside the country, food, medicine and other basic goods have become increasingly hard to come by and out of reach for millions. Children are suffering from deadly illnesses, malnutrition and emotional trauma.
The International Rescue Committee launched an emergency response to provide lifesaving support to those in need in Venezuela and neighboring Colombia.
In partnership with First Trust, the Foundation was proud to support Regional Reclaim Ministries’ Kingdom School in Cuna Maya, Mexico, in its efforts to purchase the land on which the school is located. The Kingdome School provides education, medical aid, meals and spiritual nourishment to the children of Cuna Maya and the surrounding community.