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INDEGO AFRICA

Project Grant - Education and Training

Indego Africa, founded in 2007, is dedicated to empowering artisan women in Rwanda and Ghana through employment opportunities and education.  The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has been a longtime supporter of Indego Africa, with a Challenge Grant in 2013-2015, Project Grants in 2013, 2016, 2017, 2020-2022, and Fellows grants in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.


In 2021 and 2022, Indego Africa conducted a skills training program for refugees at the Mahema Refugee Camp in Rwanda.  They were able to teach 150 Burundi refugees basic business skills and to produce high-quality baskets and bags.  The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation Project Grant in 2023 is providing this same training to 20 Congolese refugees at this camp.  The program consists of 6 months of vocational training in a specific handicraft, then 4 months of basic business training, and providing market access for the entire 10 months.   

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SUNSAR MAYA

Project Grant - Education and Training

Sunsar Maya is a small non-profit working in Nepal to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged children and women through community-based services.  They directly serve 220+ children and women in Mahalaxmi (Lalitpur) and Jorpati (Kathmandu).  Three AllPeopleBeHappy Project Grants were awarded to Sunsar Maya in 2018 to 2021 for its SuMa Women’s Literacy Program.  This program teaches 100+ women conversation and written English, Nepali, and mathematics.  The English skills enable students to use communication devices, i.e., cell phones and computers which use English characters.  By building the women’s literacy and numeracy skills in their native language, they are able to 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 2022, we awarded a fourth Project Grant of $12,500 for teacher salary support (7 full time teachers and 5 part-time teachers) and the expansion of the literacy program to a third community center (Machhegaun).  

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A BREEZE OF HOPE

Project Grant - Education and Training

A sixth $10,000 Project Grant has been awarded to A Breeze of Hope Foundation (ABH) in 2023 to support its school-based sexual violence awareness project in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  Since 2009, ABH has been changing school cultures and helping those who’ve suffered sexual violence to disclose the crimes committed against them and begin healing.  ABH has reached over 100,000 people through this longstanding effort, most of whom are of low or impoverished socio-economic status.  During 2017-2022, A Breeze of Hope 1) conducted 672 workshops in middle and high schools in Cochabamba, reaching 26,403 students, 4,065 parents, 1,527 teachers, and 3,417 school-based professionals and justice officials, 2) provided students with current information on their human rights, ways to get help, and the benefits of disclosing sexual violence, and 3) ensured that professionals trained in trauma-informed response are prepared to provide legal assistance, therapeutic support, social services, academic support and advocacy to children who disclose sexual violence during or after workshops.

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SUPERKIDS FOUNDATION

Project Grant - Education and Training

Founded in 2016, Superkids Foundation has an innovative solution to improving education in Latin America.  They mobilize children as agents of change; parents who haven’t studied beyond third grade do not have the time or skills to help their kids out, but 4th-6th grade children can by becoming “Kid Teachers” to teach younger kids to learn to read.

In early 2023, the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation awarded a fourth $10,000 Project Grant to support this “Mobilizing Children as Agents of Change” program.  In the 2022 program, the 100+ Kid Teachers (4th to 6th graders, age 10 to 14) engaged in peer-to-peer tutoring of 2,100 younger students (age 5-10), resulting in 23,000 hours of learning instructions.  The 2023 grant is providing salary to youths to be the facilitators and coordinators to the Kid Teachers.  The first quarter of 2023 started with a summary camp training for 174 Kid Teachers.

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MAJI SAFI GROUP

Project Grant - Education and Training

A Project Grant of $10,000 has been awarded to the Maji Safi Group for Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Program expansion in Rorya District, Tanzania.  Maji Safi Group, ‘Clean Water Group’ in Swahili, was founded in 2013 to promote health and disease prevention in underserved and impoverished areas through holistic community empowerment and by working predominantly with local women and youth.  The program consists of utilizing school clubs to teach girls about MHM, distributing hygiene kits (disposable pads, washable pads, menstrual cups, soap, periodic panties), painting educational murals, broadcasting radio program, and conducting group discussions.  This project will expand the MHM program to 7 new secondary schools, reaching 350 girls.

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YSPANIOLA

Project Grant - Education and Training

A Project Grant of $7,827 has been awarded to Yspaniola for Menstrual Health Training for youth in the Cibal Region, Dominican Republic.  The program, done at a high school, consists of first training 2 facilitators, then implementing 16 workshop sessions (50 min long): 8 in mixed groups, 4 for girls only, and 4 for boys only.  Finally, the female students will receive free, sustainable menstrual products.  This project will provide a high-quality, comprehensive menstrual health training program to 140-160 students between the ages of 11 and 14 and will cover menstrual health topics aimed at reducing school absenteeism due to menstruation, and empowering young people, especially girls, to make informed choices and exercise agency in defining their life path.


The program will be developed and delivered in collaboration with a partner organization based in Spain, Cromosomos X, who are experts in this field and have trained students in a school in the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo.

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THE TANDANA FOUNDATION

Project Grant - Education and Training

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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PROJECT ALIANZA

Project Grant - Education and Training

Seasonal migration of coffee farm families leads children to experience fragmented education and pervasive child labor incidence.  It is estimated that over 320,000 children in Nicaragua between the ages of 5 and 14 are working, predominantly in the agricultural sector.  Since 2015, Project Alianza has established 5 schools with Finca la Aurora, a large coffee farm situated among many smallholder farms in a remote coffee growing region.  The schools have provided primary education to over 2,000 children.  In 2015 and 2016, grants of $5,000 from AllPeopleBeHappy foundation were used to enhance this education initiative by administering anti-parasite medicine to the children, building a community garden, hosting health programs, creating a small computer lab, and expanding teacher training programs.  In 2019, 2020, and 2021, three $10,000 grants are being used to support the Community Allies Program (CAP), which trains local women to teach literacy, hygiene, gender equity, and environmental conservation to 1,250 children in 20 schools.  

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SAHA GLOBAL

Project Grant - Healthcare

Saha Global’s mission is to reduce waterborne disease in impoverished rural villages where the water supply comes from stagnant ponds.  Saha Global sets up entrepreneurial women with a chlorinating business that provides clean water at a price that all can afford.  Saha Global provides the women with equipment (three 200L drums, one 1,000L polytank, metal stand, chlorine tablets, and multiple Safe Storage Container (SSC), one for each village family) that uses locally available materials, train the women on how to run the business, mentor them over time, and closely monitor the water quality and consumption for 10 years.  

 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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FRIENDS OF NEPAL PARIWAR FOUNDATION

Project Grant - Healthcare

For many years, Nepal has had one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in Asia.  Friends of Nepal Pariwar Foundation, for the past 13 years, has provided assistance for salaries of nurse-midwives in four rural clinics in Nepal, and for in-service training and transportation expenses for the nurse-midwives, through the Friends’ partner organization in Nepal, BBP-Pariwar.  With the $72,000 of grants from the  AllPeopleBeHappy foundation in 2010 to 2023, Friends has 1) added 4 nurse-midwives to the 4 clinics, 2) upgraded the in-patient delivery facilities, and 3) built another remote clinic.  Each nurse-midwife provides reproductive health services to an average of 1400 persons per year, so the addition of 4 nurse-midwives strongly impacts the community.

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THE PANGEA NETWORK

Project Grant - Healthcare

The Pangea Network equips women and youth with education, life-skills and resources to improve their overall quality of life and realize their full potential.  The Network has over 600 active members in cooperatives across Kenya, and in 2017 created its Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).  The WHI provides much needed training workshops for greater understanding of the female reproductive system, the male reproductive system, sexually transmitted infections, the science of fertilization, stages of pregnancy, proper nutrition during pregnancy, the birthing process and menopause.  With the help of a $10,000 grant from the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation in 2018, the Network completed 11 workshops in 2017-2018, training 447 women in 15 coops (caring for 1,800 children).  A second $10,000 grant was awarded in 2019 to conduct 40 days of WHI training to 250 additional women in July to December of 2019.  A third and fourth $10,000 grants in 2021 and 2022 support the Tubonge Uwazi Dada Initiative (TUDAI) which builds on the prior Women’s Health Initiative by giving Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health (ASRH) talks to 375 adolescent girls (by using 15 local peer educators after 5-days of training).  TUDAI is also giving 3 days of training to 200+ parents and 100+ community members.

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LIFENET INTERNATIONAL

Project Grant - Healthcare

In 2022, we awarded the third of three $10,000 Project Grants to LifeNet International to improve healthcare for 56,000 Burundians.  For the first two grants, over the course of two years (2022-2022), LifeNet provided high-impact, capacity-building monthly trainings in medical and management best practices to health workers in the Bugendana Clinic and Maternité Makamba Healthcare Facility in Burundi.  This third Project Grant is providing healthcare providers at Ruzo Health Center in Burundi with trainings in medical/clinical practices (5 modules) and management best practices (4 modules) along with personal mentoring, access to digital tools, and need-based equipment and supplies.

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UGANDAN WATER PROJECT

Project Grant - Healthcare

In 2022 and 2023, two $10,000 Project Grants were awarded to the Ugandan Water Project (UWP) to provide 1800 Ugandan primary school students at four schools with on-site rainwater collection systems, water filter stations, and handwashing stations, coupled with water and hygiene education.  This self-contained clean water system (2 Rainwater Collection Systems (10,000L PE-tank); 6 H2O-filter stations; 4 hand-washing stations) for each school will eliminate children’s need to leave class to collect water from far-off contaminated sources.  UWP also trains approximately 4-7 staff at each school in system maintenance and filter use, and trains student leaders and students in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) best practices.  This solution has proven not only to eliminate water-related safety concerns and support students’ health, but also to redeem an average of 90 collective hours of increased time for instruction per school per week.


For 2024, UWP is installing on-site at each of 4 primary schools 1 RCS (four PE-tanks), 4 water filter stations, 2 hand-washing stations, and WASH education to staff and students, thus serving 1300 children.

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EDUCATION ACROSS BORDERS

Project Grant - Healthcare

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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GLOBAL EMERGENCY CARE

Pproject Grant - Healthcare

The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has been a long-time supporter of Global Emergency Care (GEC), working in Uganda.  In 2022, the Foundation is helping to fund a pilot program for “Training Ugandan Emergency Care Providers in Pre-Hospital Care to Save Lives.”  The city of Kampala, Uganda currently has 200 ambulances, but no EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians).  The project endeavors to develop a short course training program for EMTs by having GEC’s Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) ride on ambulances to develop the protocols, and then initiate the training of EMTs.  The goal is to train 80 EMTs per year for 10 years. 

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GREEN EMPOWERMENT

Project Grant - Healthcare

Green Empowerment works with in-country partner organizations to build clean water and renewable energy infrastructure with indigenous and rural communities across the globe.  The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation has been a longtime supporter of Green Empowerment, with six $10,000 Project Grants from 2015 to 2020, and a 3-year Challenge Grant of $100,000 from 2020 to 2022.  In 2023, a 7th Project Grant of $15,000 has been awarded for the project “Piped Water Systems: Nyakabale Solar Motorized Water System in Kiryandongo District, Uganda.”  This area currently has 4 boreholes, all manually operated, for the 6,000 people in 6 villages.  This project is to install a solar motorized water pumping system to storage tank at the Nyakabale borehole and to develop a piped water distribution network with the other 3 boreholes to provide water to 3,000 people.

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ROMP GLOBAL

Project Grant - Healthcare

ROMP (Range of Motion Project) Global provides community-based rehabilitation for people with amputation in Guatemala and Ecuador.  In 2023, ROMP Global delivered 427 prostheses, received 2120 patient visits, and graduated 82 CBR (Community-Based Rehabilitation) Program participants.  In 2024, AllPeopleBeHappy foundation is providing $15,000 of the projected budget of $180,000 to expand access to CBR services and improve the quality of mental health support by 1) hiring an additional Mobilizer, and 2) securing psychologists and psychiatrists to work outside of Guatemala City.

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ROOTED WISDOM AFRICA

Project Grant - Sustainable Agriculture

Rooted Wisdom Africa is teaching farming techniques to new and existing farmers in 10 villages in Kikinene, Uganda.  This Demonstration Farm Project comprises two interconnected components, a Farm Field School (FFS) and a Master Farm Program (MFP).  The steps being taken are: 1) purchase land, 2) public communication, 3) introductory meeting, 4) recruit 25 participants, 5) 2-day lead trainer’s farm visit, 6) 6 months of business and agricultural classes, 7) harvest and selling, 8) open house day for 400 people, and 9) pick top farmers as future trainers.  This project empowers marginalized people in rural Uganda by fostering opportunity, learning, and self-sufficiency.  Two Project Grants of $7,900 and $9,000 in 2022 and 2023 from the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation are being used to support this effort. 

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MAGPIE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Project Grant - Sustainable Agriculture

The Magpie Community Foundation (MCF) is a group of organizers and Lakota elders committed to addressing the needs of the Oglala Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota.  Pine Ridge is one of the most impoverished Reservations in the country, with an unemployment rate of 80-90%.  Many families have no electricity, telephone service, running water, or sewers and must use wood-burning stoves to heat their homes.  Pine Ridge residents often need to travel up to two hours to reach a store with reasonably priced produce and other foodstuffs of decent quality.  In 2016, MCF set up gardens on the Poor Bear family land east of Allen, SD and seasonally distributes the produce to area residents.  In 2017, with the help of private funders, MCF was able to dig a well with a hand pump to irrigate the gardens and provide drinking water.  A Project Grant of $10,000 has been awarded to MCF for the purchase and installation of a solar pump and drip irrigation system to support this indigenous food sovereignty initiative.

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