To support global development and global health initiatives that offer everyone the opportunity to live healthy and productive lives.
Collaborating with 8 rural schools in rural Pacific coastal Guatemala, Aldea Los Maciscos has built schools, computer labs, medical clinics and dental clinics in the region. They bring world-class doctors from Guatemala City to these rural areas to provide much-needed free health services ensuring that children have access to the healthcare and education they need.
In rural Guatemala, one out of every two children suffer from chronic malnutrition, the effects of which are almost entirely irreversible. Asociación Puente is working to prevent chronic malnutrition by collaborating with the mothers and the family within the critical first two years of life. This includes nutrition education, food security, food cultivation, diversified orchards, family economic planning and budgeting, and emergency interventions. They have a team of more than 50 technicians who are responsible for training and accompanying families in this process of change. These team members speak the local language and live in the municipality. Over their 10 years in operation, they have generated sustainable impact for more than 20,000 people living in 124 different communities.
Barnesville Hospital Foundation, formed in 2006, is a nonprofit foundation which supports the operations and management of the hospital by cultivating philanthropic support to ensure that Barnesville Hospital will always be a progressive health care leader and a vital resource for Southeastern Ohio as a whole. Based in the hometown of our founder, The Barnesville Hospital Foundation ensures that the hospital continues to be able to provide high-quality healthcare.
The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that fosters bipartisanship by combing the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security and opportunity for all Americans. With a priority of “getting things done,” BPC’s policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders and academics and advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. Their goal is to create politically viable consensus solutions which are becoming ever more important in our increasingly divided society.
Created in 1997, Focus on Tanzanian Communities partners with village elders and community leaders to complete sustainable projects that aim to improve the lives of Tanzanians, focusing on education, healthcare and women’s empowerment. Working with Tanzanians and the local government, they are actively building primary and secondary schools and dorms, clean-water boreholes, medical health centers and small business communities for women throughout Tanzania.
Malnutrition is a widespread problem that has massive ripple effects in impoverished parts of Guatemala and Funda Emi is addressing this challenge head-on in the Santa María Cahabón, Alta Verapaz region. Funda Emi provides essential nutritional services, pre and post-natal care and follow-up care for both mother and child up to 5 years of age. They also offer education capsules on maternity, paternity, contraception and sex education.
Georgia Cares aims to see child sex trafficking in Georgia eradicated, and to see survivors restored and thriving. As the single, statewide coordinating agency connecting services and treatment care for child victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, Georgia Cares serves any and all youth who have been victimized. Through research-informed practices and evidence-based assessments, the organization coordinates services to meet all needs and dimensions of a child’s well-being.
Since their beginning in 1888, Hillside’s mission has been to help children and families thrive by providing residential services and community mental health services in Georgia. Hillside offers specialized cutting-edge mental health care and education to children and their families. Through their on-site Hillside Hospital, behavioral health centers and individualized in-home treatment programs, Hillside helps children with mental illness move more successfully through adolescence into adulthood.
Iniciativa Guatemala’s “Guatemala Youth Initiative” is focused geographically around the Guatemala City trash dump which is home to numerous squatter settlements where individuals struggle against poverty, violence, crime and extremely high rates of teen pregnancy. The goal of Iniciativa Guatemala is to reduce teen pregnancy and promote early childhood development in these highly marginalized and impoverished communities through comprehensive sex education, youth leadership, family planning, embracing parenthood, childhood development and academic scholarships. Since beginning their work, child mortality rates have been gradually decreasing and pregnancy rates are steadily dropping. However, there is still much work to be done. The teen pregnancy rate in Guatemala City at large is 8% compared to 44% in the communities they serve. Their aim is highly focused on serving these communities and they are having a very tangible and measurable impact, creating lasting and sustainable change in these areas.
Based in Atlanta, GA, the Latin American Association provides immigration legal services, offers Latino youth mentoring programs and family well-being services, and hosts programs for economic self-sufficiency for Latino immigrants to the United States. They have three outreach centers in the greater Atlanta area serving over 22,000 Latino families and they have helped to meet the basic needs of over 5,000 households.
In many parts of India, lingering effects from a now-outlawed caste system prevail; this includes the belief that leprosy is a curse and the result of past wrongs. Leprosy is curable. The treatment has been available for free since 1995, yet over 200,000 new cases of leprosy have been reported since 2015 due to this stigma. Rising Star Outreach empowers individuals and families to rise above the stigma associated with leprosy and to live healthy, productive lives through quality education, medical care and community development. They help to facilitate infrastructure and growth within India’s leprosy colonies and they promote education throughout India to help overcome the fear and stigma. Through mobile clinics and partnerships with area hospitals, Rising Star Outreach also provides critical medical treatment for patients affected by leprosy.
Since its founding in 2001, WINGS has grown to be a nationally recognized and respected leader in reproductive health. They are the only organization in Guatemala dedicating the full breadth of their time and resources to providing quality, low-cost reproductive health information and services to indigenous communities. Over the past 15 years, WINGS has educated and counseled more than 200,000 women, men and youth on family planning, they have prevented over 225,000 unintended pregnancies and they have screened 50,278 women for cervical cancer. They currently have services available in 13 of the 22 provinces in Guatemala and while the national fertility rate has declined since their work began, Guatemala still has the highest fertility rate in the region.
We have partnered with WINGS in their mission to bring more awareness and better education regarding family planning to the people of Guatemala and to help de-stigmatize and legitimize the notion of reproductive health. Enabling women to make informed decisions about their families reduces unintended pregnancies, increases educational opportunities and leads to healthier communities overall. To learn more about WINGS, please visit their website in the link above.