Building Water Wells in Africa, Bangladesh and Myanmar
Access to clean water in a major problem in marginalized communities in African countries like Chad and many refugee camps in Bangladesh, and Myanmar. We know the devastating impacts of the lack of access to clean water. It causes health problems, economic difficulties and the displacement of communities. Since 2015, One Earth is committed to partnering up with local organizations in these communities for them to have access to safe and clean water. We are happy to have helped build water wells. These completed 7 water wells had made it easier for women to fetch the water needed to cook, bathe their children and for sanitation without walking more than 50 kilometers to fetch water. It has also helped them economically because people had built communities with school, with stores and a place of worship in proximity to these clean water sources. Access to clean water is a human right.
Sewing Machines for Afghan Women
Afghanistan is one of the countries in the world where it is difficult for women to live. The political instability affects the women’s health education, safety, security, employment, and political empowerment. One Earth partnered with a local non-profit in 2018 to provide employment opportunity for 114 women in Afghanistan. The non-profit organizations provided 33 sewing machines and the large office space for these women to work and sew different garments. Now, these women are selling the garments and now have an income to buy basic needs for their families.
Library in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
One Earth Foundation believes in the importance of education. We wanted to work with other local non-profit organizations. Our goal is to foster cooperation with a local non-profit to create a program on how to teach the children “how to fish, and not just give them fish.” Then the idea of building a school library at Centro Básico Tim Hines (named after an American missionary) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for 500 children between first and ninth grade started in early March in partnership with a Honduran non-profit organization, Chispa Project.
We had 20 days to raise $3,000 to build a room for a school library, supply 700 books, provide a workshop for teachers on how to teach creatively with the books, provide a workshop for parents on how to use books at home and provide a workshop for the children on how to use and care for the books. We are very grateful to 70 generous donors who helped us raise the $3,000 needed in a very short period of time. Our executive director, Kaye Retardo, went to Honduras from March 26-31, 2018. She brought books from the US to the library, helped with painting the library, helped create an inventory of the books, and met with the principal, teacher and some students of Centro Basico Time Hines. In the following few months, our local partner, Chispa Project continued to provide workshops and training for teachers, parents, and students in preparation for the library’s completion. The inauguration of the new school library at Centro Básico Tim Hines was on July 10, 2018, with 500 children ready to discover new adventures in the books they are about to read. #OneEarthFoundation
Thank you to the 70 generous donors that help us reach our goal of $3,000 to build a library in Honduras and provide dental hygiene to children in the orphanage.
To say thanks : We have a raffle for a Coffee from a microlot and high elevation coffee farm in Marcala, Honduras. The winner is Loradel Galleto 🙂 ! We will keep you posted on the progress of the library. First phase was the painting and creating reading corners in the 9 classrooms. Next phase will be training of teachers and students on the proces of borrowing and taking care of books. Then the inaguation of the library.
We are so grateful to announce that we are making progress with the library we are building in Honduras.
Here are the updates:
1) They have completed building a classroom that is designated for the library.
2) Hired a teacher to be the librarian.
3) We continued to train the teachers on the process of having a library in school.
The inauguration of the library will be on July 11, 2018. Thank you for all the donors who is making this library possible. #OneEarthFoundation
To make a difference in the lives of people in underdeveloped countries – children with their education, and provision of clean running water for communities in under developed countries. We also want to work in partnership with local organizations in order to know the needs of the people and empower them to be part of the solution.