Members of the Poverty Busters Giving Circle have nominated the following two charities as candidates for our $700 pooled donation. These charities will be thoroughly researched by the donation committee so that we can be confident they are worthy of our hard earned dollars. Then we’ll vote!
If you want to help us choose, become a member and make a BIG impact on people with just a small donation.
Nuru International’s mission is to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas. To accomplish this, we equip people with tools and knowledge to lift themselves out of extreme poverty – forever. 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.
Fire Mountain helps teenagers break their addictions and become healthy adults. Their Sober Home program is 5-6 months long where the boys live, do chores, get sober, go through rites of passage, do emotional work so that they leave connected to themselves, in possession of their own voices, aware of their needs and wants. They also work with the families to provide a healthier home environment to support the young man when he returns.
Addiction to drugs will doom a person to a life filled with emotional, physical, and financial struggle. Breaking the cycle of addiction and giving these young men the tools they need to be functioning adults gives them the opportunity to live happy, healthy lives where they provide for themselves and their families.