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Help Support the Cusi Huayna Learning and Maintaining their Cultural Traditions (9 Members)
Help Support the Cusi Huayna Learning and Maintaining their Cultural Traditions
While the Quechua culture has remained strong despite colonization, the economic marginalization of the Quechuas people has left many in poverty. Youth are often forced to migrate to the cities to look for work and social problems like alcoholism have developed within the communities.

The poorest of the poor in Peru are the indigenous people living in the southern highlands. About 70% of the Quechua and Aymara communities—more than 5...
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Adopt a Health Agent (7 Members)
Adopt a Health Agent
These dedicated Haitians are trained to provide health care 24/7 in the 104 rural villages served by HHF.

Their expenses and salary ($3,600/year) can be paid for fully, partially, or just for one month ($300). They serve, live, and support their families for $10 per day. Each village Health Agent provides health care to over 3,000 people.


Responsibilities of HHF Village Health Agents:

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Happy House Program in Haiti (9 Members)
Happy House Program in Haiti
Too many wonderful people live in hovels made of cardboard, rags, and straw.

Families often sleep in "shifts" since there is no room for them all. Even a small tropical storm can easily destroy these pitiful hovels.

Your gift of $600 will help to provide a clean, cement house with tin roof, windows, and doors - a mansion by comparsion.

A lifetime gift to a family trapped in poverty.
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Clean Latrines in Haiti (8 Members)
Clean Latrines in Haiti
A serious threat to the health of the people that we serve is caused by the lack of sanitary facilities. Less than 30% of Haitians have access to such facilities, resulting in bodily elimination in fields or directly into rivers and the sea. Sewage often runs uncontained through the streets.

Since 1993, HHF has been building latrines to encourage sanitation and to prevent the spread of disease related to improper waste disposal (he...
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Give a Goat for a Family in Haiti (7 Members)
Give a Goat for a Family in Haiti
The HHF Goat Program distributes goats to the poor villagers of Jeremie, providing a means for very poor villagers to become more financially self-sufficient.

With annual incomes of only $90-$300, it is next to impossible for the poor of Jeremie to purchase a female breeding goat without the help of good people who care about their survival.

Recipients are chosen by village committees on the basis of need. The poorest a...
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Help Provide Health Care to Women and Children in Haiti (10 Members)
Help Provide Health Care to Women and Children in Haiti
The Haitian Health Foundation "umbrella" of care covers the city of Jeremie and over 100 rural villages - some up to an 18 hour walk from medical care.

1 out of 3 of the children HHF serves is malnourished - and 1 in 17 women risk death during their pregnancies.

HHF has begun to address these problems with the Center of Hope, a residential facility for malnourished children and at-risk pregnant women.

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Center for Women in Sierra Leone/micro-credit loan (10 Members)
Center for Women in Sierra Leone/micro-credit loan
The Center for Women Empowerment uses basic education, alternative counseling, vocational training, and micro-credit loans to alleviate the negative impact the Civil War has had on so many women in Sierra Leone. The center promotes the vital role women can play in sustainable development. It is an integral part of a long-term local capacity-building program for young women.

At the end of the program, young women graduate fully trained...
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Health care & education for the Karamajong people of Uganda (7 Members)
Health care & education for the Karamajong people of Uganda
Youth Action International is working to deliver emergency health care, medical supplies, teachers, scholarships and basic economic assistance to the marginalized Karamajong people of Uganda.

The Karamajongs are nomadic pastoralists who have been driven from their lands are are now forced to live in the slums of Uganda. Their only source of income now is to send their children on the streets to beg for food. As a result, large numbers...
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Help YAI provide skills training and scholarships for former child soldiers (6 Members)
Help YAI provide skills training and scholarships for former child soldiers
Children are a vulnerable demographic during peace time, but this vulnerability becomes even more apparent in times of war. Liberia is currently emerging from a fourteen-year civil conflict that killed approximately 400,000 people and displaced over two million. Civil war and government mismanagement have destroyed much of Liberia's economy, particularly the infrastructure in and around Monrovia, while continued international sanctions on diamond...
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Help Build Playgrounds in Liberia (10 Members)
Help Build Playgrounds in Liberia
Liberia is currently emerging from a 14-year civil conflict that killed about 400,000 people and displaced over two million. Civil war and government mismanagement have destroyed much of Liberia's economy, particularly the infrastructure in and around Monrovia, while continued international sanctions on diamonds and timber exports will limit growth prospects for the foreseeable future.

Many children in Liberia have known nothing but w...
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