poverty

Child Friendly Spaces Haiti

Haiti – Earthquake Response 2010-2011

AMURT in partnership with Kinder Not Hilfe and Catholic Relief Services run ten Child-Friendly Spaces in Port-au-Prince for 4,000 children. The purpose of the centers is to help children affected by the earthquake restore normalcy and improve overall well-being in their lives with psychosocial and educational support. Besides psychosocial, educational, and creative activities children in the Child-Friendly Spaces program receive nutritional biscuits in addition to a hot meal of rice, beans and vegetables. Read more

Philippines Women Microfinance

Philippines – Microfinance

BFI, one of AMURT’s oldest local partners is based in the Mindanao Island of the Philippines. Today BFI is a leader in the micro-finance field known for its innovative techniques that appeal to the real needs of the poor. Social services such as children’s advocacy, gender awareness, waste management and marketing linkages workshops still occupy 30% of BFI’s programs. Read more

Venezuela Computer Center Library

Venezuela – Barlovento Community Center

The focus of the Center is to serve the impoverished rural villages of Barlovento through education, health, agriculture and cooperatives. Due to a legacy of slavery, poverty and unemployment, most of the Afro-Venezuelan villagers suffer from low self esteem and lack of opportunities to develop their potential. Read more

Peru Community Programs

Peru – Community programs

Rurapuk Stars, is employing six hearing disabled women and one non-disabled woman, who is our designer and the creator of the first dolls. These women are working full-time at a fair wage to make hand-made ethnic Peruvian dolls. The hearing-disabled women are talented, sincere, hard working, and have a refined sense of art and aesthetics. It has been our experience that, with patience and proper guidance, they do higher quality work than non-disabled people. Read more

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