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"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
." ~ John F. Kennedy
Since we started in 2007 we have worked with a number of organisations that no longer need our support. A brief description and contact details, where available, are given below.
Yayasan Kasih Peduli Anak, was set up to help street children in Kuta, Bali. It provided school classes and nutritious meals two afternoons per week, medical care when needed and tried to provide a safe place to sleep for those most at risk. Our support from 2008 to early 2011 helped them grow and establish an orphanage with strong local and international support.
Social Change and Development works with disadvantaged communities in Tamil Nadu, India. We helped two self-help groups of gypsy women set up a bead chain making cooperative, to install a tube well providing a reliable source of clean water and to build a communal washing place and toilet. SCAD is a very successful ngo, now largely self-funding, which has received substantial support from Salt of the Earth.
Caritas Keuskupan Maumere works to support poor communities in the Maumere District, on the island of Flores in Indonesia. Our first grant established a revolving fund to provide credit to small productive businesses. The first two loans have provided yarn and dyes for a group of women Ikat weavers and new boats and fishing nets for their husbands in the village of Nangahure. A second grant set up a similar fund in another village.
Feed the Orphan Farmers Association was set up by activists in Juba County, Southern Sudan to improve livelihoods by supporting farmers with training and small loans and reduce conflict by encouraging democratic governance and mediation in inter-tribal land disputes. A small regular grant enabled them to start to make plans for their future development and a larger one-off grant enabled them to hire a tractor to clear more land for agriculture.
Nangul School, on the island of Lombok in Indonesia, will provide a basic education for handicapped children and others who would not otherwise go to school. The school was built by volunteers from the community using our small grant to buy materials. We also helped with books and other equipment for the volunteer teacher.
Anak Bangsa provides after school skills training for very poor
city children in Mataran, on the island of Lombok in Indonesia. Classes include
handicrafts, computer use and social skills. In the sewing class they
learn to make their own school bags and uniforms and items they can sell in the
local market. The association also provides micro-credit loans to start
Social Welfare Association of Nepal
SWAN works with several remote villages in Baglung district. They have
established a health clinic, a hostel for blind children attending school,
improved the water supply and set up self-help women's groups in each village.
Our regular grant will support their social development work. During the first
year they have chosen to support an income generation project (goat rearing)
among the women of Bhakunde village.
Flores Institute for Resources Development is based in Ende on the Indonesian island of Flores.
They work to improve sustainable livelihoods throughout the area. Our
two small grants provided training for activists working in remote
villages and a demonstration biogas unit.
Teruna MANU MURTI support
the development of children and young people in a village near Tampaksiring, Bali.
Initially focused on traditional culture and skills such as Balinese dance and
gamelan playing, they also promote literacy and the skills needed for
modern life as improving livlihoods in the village will reduce the need to
migrate into over-crowded cities. Our grant supported computer classes given
by a member of Senang Hati.