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Blog #255: Grant Renewal to Saha Global

Saha Global works in Ghana to set up entrepreneurial women with a chlorinating business that provides clean water to the public at a price that all can afford.  In early 2024, we renewed, for the 7th year, our $10,000 Project Grant to Saha Global.  They currently have 433 water treatment centers, run by 1,231 women, serving more than 131,000 people in Ghana.  In 2023, Saha Global started 67 new water businesses which were run by 161 women, serving 9,690 people.  Our 2023 grant will be used to open 24 more of these businesses, providing livelihood to 77 women each year.

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Blog #254: Fellow Amsalu Desie with Visions Global Empowerment

The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has awarded a Fellows grant to Amsalu Desie, working with Visions Global Empowerment (VGE) in Hawassa, Ethiopia.  Amsalu founded Visions Ethiopia, VGE’s program in Ethiopia, and is currently its Executive Director.  With the Fellows grant, Amsalu will continue in the role of Executive Director, but with the additional title of AllPeopleBeHappy Fellow.  His duties include running and improving the services provided to 80 deaf children and young adults at the Visions Center for the Deaf in Hawassa, and overseeing the 13 staff members and 6 community volunteers.

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Blog #253: Fellow Samaya Al-Eiadeh with Collateral Repair Project

The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has awarded a Fellows grant to Samaya Al-Eiadeh, working with Collateral Repair Project in Amman, Jordan.  Founded in 2006, Collateral Repair Project (CRP) runs various programs to serve children and youth refugees from Iraq, Syria, Somali, Sudan, and Yemen, ranging from education to trauma relief.  It currently has two community centers in Hashemi Shamali and Downtown Amman.  As a Program Officer for CRP, Samaya’s duties are 1) support Arabic and Math youth tutoring programs, 2) support drop-in program, 3) train and coach new community volunteers, 4) implement and enforce child protection policies, and 5) monitor and evaluate program outcomes. 

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Blog #252: Grant Renewal to Education Across Borders

In 2023, a third Project Grant of $13,000 has been awarded to Education Across Borders for a WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) initiative in the Dominican Republic.  Education Across Borders’ mission is to create lasting solutions to extreme poverty in the most vulnerable communities, including the bateyes, home to over 2,000 Haitian Dominicans living in deplorable conditions.  The first Project Grant in 2021 allowed for the building in the community of Batey Libertad of 11 new composting latrines for 22 families, the repair of 15 latrines for 30 families, and the delivery of 100 water filters.  The second Project Grant in 2022 built 2 new composting latrines, repaired 13 latrines, purchased 50 water filters for new families, and delivered 15 water storage containers.  The third Project Grant is doing the same in the communities of Batey Dos, Aroyo de Toro, Janey, and Franco Bido.

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Blog #251: Grant Renewal to The Tandana Foundation

The Tandana Foundation collaborates with communities in Mali’s Bandiagara District on initiatives that address community priorities.  In 2020 and 2021, the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation awarded two Project Grants to The Tandana Foundation for the creation of four school gardens, at Ondogou, Saredina, Nantanga, and Tegou.  In 2022, we switched gear and awarded a $10,000 Project Grant to The Tandana Foundation to 1) conduct literacy and numeracy classes to 300 women, 2) provide leadership workshops to 100 women, 3) register 10 new women’s associations, and 4) run business plan competitions to provide startup funding for 10 enterprises of 10 associations.  We renewed this grant in late 2023.

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Blog #250: Grant Renewal to Friends of Nepal Pariwar Foundation

The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation is a longtime supporter of the Friends of Nepal Pariwar Foundation, awarding it a Project Grant for the 13th year in a role this April.  This grant supports the salaries of two nurse-midwives at the two health clinics in Mulkharka and Hinquwapati.  It also allowed for the skilled birthing training (2-month certification course) of the two nurse-midwives, and re-certification in the use of implants for 3 nurse-midwives and the BBP-Pariwar health coordinator.  From July of 2022 through June of 2023, the two clinics treated 4,343 patients (80% women) including reproductive health (1,730), family planning (334), and general health (2,279).

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Blog #249: Grant Renewal to LifeNet International

The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has been a long-time supporter of LifeNet International, with a Challenge Grant in 2017-2019 and 3 Project Grants in 2020 to 2022.  The Project Grant of $10,000 in 2022 helped to pay for training of healthcare providers at Ruzo Health Center in Burundi.  The training consists of 5 modules in medical/clinical practices and 4 modules in management best practices, along with personal mentoring, access to digital tools, and need-based equipment and supplies.  In 2022, this training improved 37,983 patients visits, including 1,568 babies.  The renewal grant of $10,000 in 2023 is being used to complete the training during the first 6 months of the year, and support and monitoring during the second 6 months.

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Blog #248: Grant Renewal to Rooted Wisdom Africa

Rooted Wisdom Africa (formerly Into Your Hands Africa) teaches farming techniques to new and existing farmers in 10 villages in Kikinene, Uganda.  This Farmer Field School Program teaches farming at a demonstration farm with twice a week 4-hour lessons (29 total lessons).  The Farmer Field School Program operates on a no-cost or low-cost basis, ensuring that participants have access to comprehensive training in both business and agricultural aspects of farming.  With the support of the first Project Grant from AllPeopleBeHappy foundation in 2022, the initial cohort of 28 farmers successfully graduated in June of 2023.  This project empowers marginalized people in rural Uganda by fostering opportunity, learning, and self-sufficiency.  The second Project Grant of $9,000 is being used to support the training of two new cohorts starting in December of 2023. 

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Blog #247: Grant Renewal to Sunsar Maya

Sunsar Maya is a non-profit working in Nepal to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged children and women through community-based services.  They directly serve 200+ children and women in 3 community centers at Jorpati, Mahalaxmi, and Machhegaun.  Four AllPeopleBeHappy Project Grants were awarded to Sunsar Maya in 2018 to 2022 for its SuMa Women’s Literacy Program.  This program teaches approximately 100 women each year conversation and written English, Nepali, and mathematics.  By building the women’s literacy and numeracy skills in their native language, they can more easily manage daily tasks, such as shopping and paying bills, and perform life skills such as navigating government offices, using a bank account, and participating more fully in their communities.  In 2023, a fifth Project Grant of $12,500 is being used to support the salaries of Sunsar Maya’s 12 full-time teachers and 8 part-time teachers.

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Blog #246: Grant Renewal to Pangea Network

AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has been supporting the work of the Pangea Network in Kenya for the past four years.  The program, titled Tubonge Uwazi na Dada Initiative (TUDAI), is an Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) teaching workshop program.  The various phases of the program consist of 1) Sensitization/Community Engagement Meetings, 2) Training of Trainers Workshops, 3) Parents’ ASRH Workshops, 4) Girls ASRH Workshops, 5) Peer Meetings, Focus Groups, and 6) Monitoring & Evaluation.  In 2021 through 2022, phases 1-6 were completed with 116 opinion leaders, 15 trainers, 202 parents, and 375 girls.  The Foundation is providing a $10,225 Project Grant in support of the 2023-2024 effort.

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Blog #245: Fellows Grant to Moussa Timbine

The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has awarded a Fellows grant to Moussa Timbine, working with Tandana Foundation in Mali.  As the Program Coordinator of the Tommo Dah area, his assignment for Tandana Foundation is to 1) organize meetings with partner communities, 2) to plan for projects, 3) to follow up on projects, 4) to support Tandana’s Women’s Literacy, Leadership, and Enterprise Program, and 5) to assist in Measurement &Evaluation (M&E) of all ten Tandana’s literacy centers.

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