The Poverty Busters Giving Circle is delighted to enter our next donation cycle. Our members have nominated three interesting and worthwhile charities. We’ll vote next month, and even though it will be a tough choice, we’re going to feel great about sending one of them a check for $750! That’s just a few members contributing $25/month. Isn’t it great to be a small part of something big?
Here’s a little about our nominees:
A teacher in Bronx, NY started Donors Choose in 2000 because every teacher spends approximately $40 of his/her own money each month for school supplies. Donors Choose allows people to help fund materials for classroom projects. When the project is funded, Donors Choose buys the materials and sends them to the teacher making sure that donations go to their intended purpose and keeping costs low by purchasing in bulk.
Mines Advisory Group
What do landmines have to do with poverty? Well, I learned that if there are landmines in a region, then they can’t farm the land, build wells, or construct critical infrastructure like schools, irrigation, or roads. Without these things, a region continues to struggle with poverty. Additionally, when a person is injured by a landmine, that person can lose a lifetimes worth of income.
Mine Advisory Group uses a variety of methods to remove the threat of injury, violence, and economic devastation, including landmine clearance, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), mine risk education (MRE), small arms/light weapons removal, MANPADS removal, local training and employment, and coordination with local and international partners.
Nuru International’s mission is to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas. To accomplish this, they equip people with tools and knowledge to lift themselves out of extreme poverty. It’s a comprehensive program that addresses the community’s entire situation and assists with education, enterprise, sanitation and other areas to create a healthy and vibrant community. Our donation would pay for agriculture loans, clean water and healthcare training and access, financial planning and micro-loans, leadership development, child literacy instruction and much more.