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Helping Nepalese Entrepreneurs with Raleigh

ENTREPRENEURS IN NEPAL Asmit is 24 years old, living in Gorkha, Nepal, which was impacted by the April 2015 Nepal earthquake (it was also known as the Gorkha earthquake). After the earthquake, there was a dire need for rebuilding, so Asmit identified the opportunity to be the first and only electrician based in his community. He earns 15,000 Nepali Rupees (equivalent of €118) a month. His aim is to expand his business further with business management skills, marketing, advertising, and managing cashflow to expand. His father is now also paired up with him in his electrician business.  Sashita is 32 years old, living in Bhaltar, Makawanpur - one of the poorer regions of Nepal, outside of the capital of Kathmandu. Sashita cultivates cereal crops and also ginger - and makes 10,000 NPR (equivalent of €79) a month. Among her challenges are the destruction of her polyhouses due to thunderstorms and crop destruction due to monkeys. She hopes to learn business plan development, financial planning, and record-keeping.  -------- GOOGLE/RALEIGH IN NEPAL, SEPT 2019I will be part of the Google/Raleigh program to Nepal (of 20 Googlers in total) that will last two weeks. We are working with Nepalese entrepreneurs living in remote and poor parts of Nepal. We will travel and live in these communities to train, facilitate, and coach these entrepreneurs (about 40 of them in total) together with local partners, on how to manage and sustainably grow their business. It’s a short time for us to be there, but we hope the business plan coaching will have great impact on the entrepreneurs. WHY FUNDRAISEFundraising is a part of the Google/Raleigh program, for Raleigh (as an not-for-profit) to be able to continue to be able to run the local initiatives. I would love for your support to help me achieve these fundraising targets:  * Fundraising for the local community in Nepal to raise €2000 (or £1825)* Google will gift-match dollar for dollar to bring it to €4000 total COOL STUFF:  * Any donation amount: Updates from my Nepal experience via Facebook/Instagram. A Google talk of the experience in Nepal when I return* €50 donation: A handwritten postcard from Nepal* €80 donation: A handwritten postcard and an instant photo from Nepal* €100 donation: WildcardCONCLUSION: Donate if you can and contact me to hear more:).

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Support Yona's family

Support Yona’s family! Make a gift! Yesterday, August 20, we were all struck by the announcement of Yona’s death. During his too short life Yona has always been a fantastic friend, father, husband, local leader. He was a caring man as well as a ‘man with a plan’. A selfmade man also. We often had to read his text messages twice or more. “What for God’s sake does he mean?”. We sometimes forgot that he taught himself to speak English. Yona didn’t go to school, he just worked very hard. Did you know he could recognize and point out any bird just by hearing their distant sound? Yona was a very intelligent man and he used his brains to do good for others. He supported his community in many ways. He was the engine behind local tourism and provided employment to his fellows, he convinced Misingi to build the kindergarten and coordinated the project, he was Misingi’s right hand in the scholarship’s programme ,... But apart from that, he was also a loving and responsible father. “I don’t need many cows or wives, I want my children to get a good education”. So he sent them to a private school, started building a stone house so they would be able to study in good conditions... Whenever we visited his family he proudly said “You can talk to my son, he speaks English”. Only half a year ago he sent us some photo’s of the construction of his house... He had it all well planned, he wanted his children to get better chances in life than he had got. But now his family is in trouble. Yona who earned the money to pay for his children’s education is no longer there. And there’s no such a thing as social security over there. The hospital bills for his treatment were already strangling the family. They have mounted up gradually. Instead of a bright future, it’s going to be misery and despair. Already when Yona was ill we promised to help him. We couldn’t turn the tide medically. Since many years he was suffering from hepatitis B, but the diagnosis came only recently. The damage was already done, irreversible... But we can and must help his family. Let’s make his dream come true. Let’s give his children the chances he would have given them if he would still be there! Endallah Cultural Tours and his good friends have decided to create a fund that will help his family to pay for the unpaid bills and to keep his children in school. And you can help us! Any single euro from this pot will go straight to his wife and kids to allow them to have a better future. Thanks for the bottom of our heart.

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€870
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The Babatunde Bombers FC's Ride For Wishes

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Switzerland grants the most heartfelt wishes of children aged between 3 and 18 living with a serious medical condition to give them hope, strength and joy.The Babatunde Bombers Football Club (BBFC) was officially formed in Zurich, Switzerland, back in 2011 by the same five guys who continue to be at the helm of the club to this very day. At the BBFC annual Christmas dinner and awards in 2018, one co-founder, Gian-Paolo, had the idea to do something different in 2019 and suggested a bike ride in the Swiss Alps. Cue a look of horror from most club members gathered around the table! After some discussion, another co-founder and long-time Make-A-Wish volunteer, Stephen, threw in the suggestion of doing it on behalf of this wonderful charity. And now, nine club members have committed to participate in the bike ride up one of the most stunning mountain passes in Europe, The Grosse Scheidegg, on Saturday 29 June. The training begins now!All the details about the ride can be found here, including a short video: https://alpsinsight.com/trip/the-grosse-scheidegg/

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Help CUISINE LAB fund a kitchen to provide refugees culinary training and income through catering

September 5th I turn 45 AND we launch the crowd funding for aprofessional kitchen for the refugee chefs of CUISINE LAB!With just 1-click you can donate to this Genevois NGO that my Swiss, Refugee (Iran, Syria, Eritrea, Sri Lanka), and foreign friends have started with our volunteer time.   * Since it is my 45th - we hope you will donate in increments of 45EUR! * All payments are 100% secure* Help us reach our 20000 EUR target by October!Thank you!Sarah, Sajad, Gaaythri, Ali Reza, Saba, Talal, Dan, Rene, Rudi and all the rest of the Cuisine Lab team of volunteers!  www.cuisinelab.com

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Helping Nepalese Entrepreneurs with Raleigh

Helping Nepalese Entrepreneurs with Raleigh

ENTREPRENEURS IN NEPAL Asmit is 24 years old, living in Gorkha, Nepal, which was impacted by the April 2015 Nepal earthquake (it was also known as the Gorkha earthquake). After the earthquake, there was a dire need for rebuilding, so Asmit identified the opportunity to be the first and only electrician based in his community. He earns 15,000 Nepali Rupees (equivalent of €118) a month. His aim is to expand his business further with business management skills, marketing, advertising, and managing cashflow to expand. His father is now also paired up with him in his electrician business.  Sashita is 32 years old, living in Bhaltar, Makawanpur - one of the poorer regions of Nepal, outside of the capital of Kathmandu. Sashita cultivates cereal crops and also ginger - and makes 10,000 NPR (equivalent of €79) a month. Among her challenges are the destruction of her polyhouses due to thunderstorms and crop destruction due to monkeys. She hopes to learn business plan development, financial planning, and record-keeping.  -------- GOOGLE/RALEIGH IN NEPAL, SEPT 2019I will be part of the Google/Raleigh program to Nepal (of 20 Googlers in total) that will last two weeks. We are working with Nepalese entrepreneurs living in remote and poor parts of Nepal. We will travel and live in these communities to train, facilitate, and coach these entrepreneurs (about 40 of them in total) together with local partners, on how to manage and sustainably grow their business. It’s a short time for us to be there, but we hope the business plan coaching will have great impact on the entrepreneurs. WHY FUNDRAISEFundraising is a part of the Google/Raleigh program, for Raleigh (as an not-for-profit) to be able to continue to be able to run the local initiatives. I would love for your support to help me achieve these fundraising targets:  * Fundraising for the local community in Nepal to raise €2000 (or £1825)* Google will gift-match dollar for dollar to bring it to €4000 total COOL STUFF:  * Any donation amount: Updates from my Nepal experience via Facebook/Instagram. A Google talk of the experience in Nepal when I return* €50 donation: A handwritten postcard from Nepal* €80 donation: A handwritten postcard and an instant photo from Nepal* €100 donation: WildcardCONCLUSION: Donate if you can and contact me to hear more:).

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Support Yona's family

Support Yona's family

Support Yona’s family! Make a gift! Yesterday, August 20, we were all struck by the announcement of Yona’s death. During his too short life Yona has always been a fantastic friend, father, husband, local leader. He was a caring man as well as a ‘man with a plan’. A selfmade man also. We often had to read his text messages twice or more. “What for God’s sake does he mean?”. We sometimes forgot that he taught himself to speak English. Yona didn’t go to school, he just worked very hard. Did you know he could recognize and point out any bird just by hearing their distant sound? Yona was a very intelligent man and he used his brains to do good for others. He supported his community in many ways. He was the engine behind local tourism and provided employment to his fellows, he convinced Misingi to build the kindergarten and coordinated the project, he was Misingi’s right hand in the scholarship’s programme ,... But apart from that, he was also a loving and responsible father. “I don’t need many cows or wives, I want my children to get a good education”. So he sent them to a private school, started building a stone house so they would be able to study in good conditions... Whenever we visited his family he proudly said “You can talk to my son, he speaks English”. Only half a year ago he sent us some photo’s of the construction of his house... He had it all well planned, he wanted his children to get better chances in life than he had got. But now his family is in trouble. Yona who earned the money to pay for his children’s education is no longer there. And there’s no such a thing as social security over there. The hospital bills for his treatment were already strangling the family. They have mounted up gradually. Instead of a bright future, it’s going to be misery and despair. Already when Yona was ill we promised to help him. We couldn’t turn the tide medically. Since many years he was suffering from hepatitis B, but the diagnosis came only recently. The damage was already done, irreversible... But we can and must help his family. Let’s make his dream come true. Let’s give his children the chances he would have given them if he would still be there! Endallah Cultural Tours and his good friends have decided to create a fund that will help his family to pay for the unpaid bills and to keep his children in school. And you can help us! Any single euro from this pot will go straight to his wife and kids to allow them to have a better future. Thanks for the bottom of our heart.

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€870

Unterstütze Aragon und weitere "anders" glückliche Tiere - Support Aragon and more otherwise happy animals

Unterstütze Aragon und weitere "anders" glückliche Tiere - Support Aragon and more otherwise happy animals

FOR THE ENGLISH VERSION AND VIDEO PLEASE LOOK BELOW https://youtu.be/hozg3LuKT3M Liebe Freunde, Familie und Bekannte,herzlich willkommen zu dieser Sammelkasse, um Danke zu sagen! Aragon ist ein junger Rhodesian Ridgeback, der völlig gesund und vital auf die Welt gekommen ist.Im Alter von 24 Tagen hat er einen schweren Unfall erlitten. Er hat glücklicherweise überlebt, doch er war auf den Hinterbeinen gelähmt und konnte nicht mehr selbstständig seine Blase und Darm entleeren.Trotz einiger Empfehlungen meiner Kollegen, habe ich ihn nicht aufgegeben und mich Tag und Nacht um ihn gekümmert und gepflegt. Fast wie ein Wunder, mit viel Geduld und täglich intensiver Therapie, zusammen mit Aragons Kraft und Willen zu leben und sich zu bewegen, hat er angefangen, wieder zu laufen. Nicht besonders gut, doch konnte er wieder ein fast normales Leben beginnen.Leider verschlechterte sich während des Wachstums und mit Zunahme seines Körpergewichtes der Zustand seines linken Hinterbeines. Von Woche zu Woche wuchs es immer schiefer und er lief immer schlechter. Im Alter von 7 Monaten wurde Aragon am linken Hinterbein operiert. Eine große Operation, um ihm die Chance zu geben, weiterhin zu laufen und ihm ein gutes Leben zu ermöglichen.Die Operation war ein Erfolg und Aragon reagiert gut und kämpft weiter für seine Genesung.Jetzt steht eine lange Zeit für die Rehabilitation bevor. Die ersten zwei Monate darf er nur im Hunderollstuhl laufen und ich und meine Helfer tun alles, dass er lernt, sein linkes Bein wieder korrekt zu benutzen.Wir sind optimistisch und vertrauen darauf, dass er ein anders glückliches Leben führen wird – auf Italienisch: diversamente felice.Mit deiner Spende hilfst du mir die Operation, die Behandlungen, die Physiotherapien, den Rollstuhl und viele weitere Kosten, wie die finanzielle Wertschätzung meiner Helfer zu finanzieren.Diese Geschichte und die Liebe zu Aragon haben mich inspiriert, in meinem Bauernhaus in der Toskana, nicht nur einen Platz für schwerkranke, heimatlose Tiere zu schaffen, sondern auch für behinderte Tiere. Diese Tiere würden in einem Tierheim nicht überleben. Ich und meine tollen Helfer geben alles, sie so zu behandeln und pflegen, damit sie die Möglichkeit haben, von einer Familie adoptiert zu werden, wo auch sie ein anders glückliches Leben führen können.Für diese Tiere bedarf es besonderer Strukturen und Ausstattungen und mit eurer Spende unterstützt ihr das Projekt “diversamente felice“ und damit Aragon und alle zukünftigen Tiere. Vielen Dank Sabine und Aragon Mit nur einem Klick kannst Du dich beteiligen.* Gib soviel Du möchtest* Alle Bezahlungen sind sicher mit SofortÜberweisung, VISA, Mastercard oder Giropay* Warum Leetchi? Weil es übersichtlich, transparent und schnell istNochmals herzlichen Dank_______________________________________________________________________SUPPORT ARAGON AND MORE OTHERWISE HAPPY ANIMALS https://youtu.be/yPzRDsdszhU Dear friends, Aragon is a big Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, born fully healthy, beautiful and self -sufficient.On his 24th day, he suffered severe trauma. Fortunately, he survived but was left with his hind legs paralyzed and also his bladder and rectal intestine had lost their autonomy.Specialized vets saw no hope, and recommended euthanasia. But I didn’t give up on him and dedicated nearly all my time. Incredibly, with much treatment and lots of patience, especially with his strong will and desire to live and move, Aragon started to walk again. Not very well, but enough to live a more or less normal life.Unfortunately, as he was growing and putting on weight, his left hind leg was more crooked and was getting worse as the weeks went by. At the age of 7 months, Aragon underwent an important orthopedic operation to give him the possibility to continue to walk, hoping it would give him a better life.The orthopedic surgery was a great success and he continues to react and fight for his recovery.Following the surgery, we have a long time of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. For the first two months he can only walk with the aid of a cart and we, my helpers and I, are doing our best to make sure he uses his leg correctly.We are optimistic and confident that Aragon will be able to lead an OTHERWISE HAPPY life.Your donation will help support the orthopedic surgery and the preoperative relative diagnosis, the necessary therapy expenses, the cost of the cart and the physiotherapy for Aragon, as well as supporting the people who are taking care of him.Aragon's story and the love for him have inspired me to voluntarily continue to occupy myself with disabled animals and especially those abandoned and homeless, that otherwise would not have the possibility to live in a shelter. By providing care for these animals I will make it possible for them to find people and families with whom they can share their OTHERWISE HAPPY life.For the achievement of this dream/project, there is a need for structural work to create the right environment and your donation will also support the cause of these special animals.Thank you for your support.Sabine and Aragon Just with a click, you can participate* Donate as much as you want.* All donations are safe.* Why Leetchi? It’s clear, transparent and fast.Thank you again.

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Surgery for my pilonidal disease /  Chirurgie pour mon kyste pilonidal

Surgery for my pilonidal disease / Chirurgie pour mon kyste pilonidal

*FRANÇAIS PLUS BAS* Hello and thank you for your interest I am a 21 year old veterinary medicine student. I live in Estonia where I get to study for my dream job. Everything seemed perfect until one day I started to experience pain around my tailbone area.  I later got diagnosed with pilonidal disease. What is it all about? It is a pretty unknown disease that causes a lot of pain in the lives of those who have to face it. It is a cyst that develops in the sacrum/tailbone area and opens on the skin through pits and sinuses.Basically it prevents me from sitting too long, walking too much, swimming, wearing tight clothes. The worst part about it is that it can stay dormant for a very long time until it flares up, causing excruciating pain.  The only somewhat effective treatment against it is surgery. Unfortunately since the disease is very unknown, surgeons do not always know how to remove it properly, leading to reoccurrence of the cyst. If treated wrongly it will come back. Some people had to get between 20 and 60 surgeries... There is one very effective treatment method, but it is still very rare in Europe and costs a lot (Cleft Lift). It has a 98% success rate if performed by an experienced surgeon. It would get me free of it for good.I will most likely have to go to a specialist in the USA. After contacting the surgeon it appears that the surgery will cost, all included, 15 000 euros. I already have a loan for my studies and can't afford to pay the surgery. This disease is causing me a great deal of stress on top of everything and I am trying hard not to let it come in the way of my studies. I would be immensely grateful if you could help me go back to health. Thank you so much ! It means a lot ! FRANÇAIS Bonjour et merci pour votre intérêt  J'ai 21 ans et j'étudie la médecine vétérinaire. J'habite en Estonie où j'étudie pour atteindre mon métier de rêve. Tout semblait parfait jusqu'au jour où j'ai commencé à ressentir une douleur au niveau de mon coccyx. J'ai été diagnostiquée avec une maladie pilonidale. Qu'est ce que c'est ?  Il s'agit d'une maladie peu connue qui cause beaucoup de douleur dans le quotidien des personnes qui en sont touché. C'est un kyste qui se développe aux niveau du saccrum/coccyx et est relié à la peau par des trous (sinus). En gros, cela m'empêche de m'asseoir ou de marcher trop longtemps, de nager, de porter des vêtements serrés. Mais le pire reste le fait que cela peut rester en dormance très longtemps et se reveiller à n'importe quel moment. Le seul traitement plus ou moins efficace reste la chirurgie. Malheureusement comme cette maladie reste peu connue, les chirurgiens ne savent pas toujours le retirer de la bonne manière, causant la réapparition du kyste. Si il est mal traité, le kyste reviendra. Certaines personnes ont dû avoir entre 20 et 60 chirurgies. Il existe une méthode très efficace mais qui reste rare en Europe et très chère également (technique de Bascom/cleft lift). Elle a un taux de succès de 98% si réalisée par un chirurgien expérimenté.Je devrais très certainement aller aux états unis où exerce un spécialiste de cette maladie. Après avoir contacté le chirurgien il s'avère que le coût total s'élève à environ 15 000 euros. J'ai déjà un crédit pour mes études et je ne peux malheureusement pas payer cette chirurgie seule. Cette maladie cause énormément de stress en plus de tout le reste et j'essaie de ne pas la laisser affecter mes études. Je serais immensément reconnaissante si vous pouviez m'aider à retrouver la santé Merci infiniment !

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Bike 4 charity

Bike 4 charity

There are two reasons why I am raising this appeal in REVERSE order of importance:1. Red wine - which made me say yes to taking part in the challenge2. A visit to the children's dialysis unit in Leipzig's St George hospital Nr. 1: After quite a bit of good Italian red wine a former colleague mentioned in February that he will be cycling 900 km across the Alps: Venice - Leipzig in the summer. Due to the inebriation I must have looked keen to join because he signed me up. Given that I did not remember this the next morning gives you an idea how the evening went... However I am not one to go back on my word no matter the blood-alcohol level. Overall not a good reason to spend 7 days straight in the saddle of a road bike if you ask me however. Nr. 2: And this is a very good reason to spend several months getting up at 4:30 am to train - a visit to the childrens' dialysis station in Leipzig.These kids' kidneys have failed.They have to show up there 3-4 times a week.They have to spend around 3 hours hooked up to a machine that cleans their blood.Else, without a kidney donor, they cannot survive.Part of the fundraiser comes from our starting fees which cover a bit more than the bare necessities. However this is by far not enough! This is where your support is needed. Please consider donating however much you find appropriate. What will your donation be used for?As these children need to be on dialysis 3 times a week they can never really go on holiday - unless they go to a facility that has dialysis integrated.However such facilities are expensive. Moreover small children need the company of their parents. The German public health system does not fund the cost for parents though.We are planning to use the funds raised towards supporting families in need to visit the Ederhof - a beautiful homestead in the Alps that has purpose built facilities for dialysis patients and special care for children available.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Disclaimer I: So far I have spent 2.700 km in the saddle and ridden 20.000 m of elevation gain. Will this be enough to get me across the finish line? I have no idea because I have never ridden for 7 days straight let alone through the Alps. However, whether I fail or succeed is of no consequence to the brave children in Leipzig. So please consider making a donation even though the outcome of this effort is uncertain. I will give it my very best shot and will keep you informed with complete honesty how it goes, that I can promise. Disclaimer II: The event is organized by Bike for Charity e.V. and funds raised will be donated to Förderkreis Kinderdialyse Leipzig e.V.. As leetchi is a third party, unfortunately donation receipts are not available. If you require a receipt for your tax refund, talk to me and I can provide the account details for the charity directly. In that case do not use this site to donate.

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Drusilla's Liver Shunt

Drusilla's Liver Shunt

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!With just 1-click you can support any project you're passionate about* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's hassle-free!Thank you!Drusilla is part of a litter of 6 born on 6th Sept 2019 to Luna who  came into rescue a couple of weeks prior.3 days before her 5 week mark she plummeted, she was sick, lifeless and in pain, vets have diagnosed a Liver Shunt Drusilla is fighting this like a trooper, and have spoken to vets today who agree she's worth fighting for. If treatment is an option,  and then surgery  we are talking major MAJOR money, an amount that way exceeds my capability and Bart's Legacy, £4,000 and above. A bigger rescue would have no problem as they have the followings, but Drusilla is worth fighting for The benefit of surgery is there is usually a better outcome for the cat as well as removing the need for ongoing medical treatment in cats who don’t have the surgery. The downside is that it can be expensive.Surgical ligation: Tying off the blood vessel redirecting blood to the liver.  Extrahepatic shunts are more accessible surgically than intrahepatic shunts due to their location.Medical managementIf surgery is not possible, or if the owner can not afford surgery, medical management will be necessary. This is similar to the treatment prescribed when stabilising your cat. The long-term survival rate of cats managed this way is between 2 months to 2 years. Medical management is palliative and not curative. DISCLAIMER. If Drusilla does not need the invasive surgery, the fundraiser will be used to cover vet bills in general if we raise more than needed.  ---------------

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Mon voyage en Ouganda - My journey to Uganda

Mon voyage en Ouganda - My journey to Uganda

Hello everyone & welcome !Comme vous le savez, je fais mes études pour devenir sage-femme ici, en Angleterre. Et même si il me reste encore deux ans d’études avant d’être diplomée, je suis déjà en train de réflechir quant à la manière dont j’aimerais exercer ce merveilleux métier. Mon plus grand souhait serait de travailler pour une ONG et plus précisement pour Medecins Sans Frontières. Mais avant cela, il me faut avoir eu plusieurs expériences dans un pays en voie de développement. J’ai donc commencé mes recherches et de fil en aiguille, j’ai eu le contact de Diane, une merveilleuse sage-femme Irlandaise qui a ouvert son centre de naissance il y a trois ans (voir photo), dans un bidonville de Kampala en Ouganda. Le plus gros de son travail c’est les rendez-vous antenatals, les naissances, la promotion de la santé, le support social et tout ce qui a un impact sur la santé des femmes comme la prévention contre le SIDA. Partir en Ouganda et travailler auprès de Diane et de toutes ces femmes et ces nourrissons qu’elle accompagne serait une merveilleuse experience et un point positif a ma future candidature pour MSF. Mon souhait serait de partir pendant un mois en Juin 2020. L’aide de chacun me permettrait de réaliser ce merveilleux voyage riche de nouvelles rencontres et d’apprentissage. Je vous remercie tous sincèrement et de tout mon coeur.  As you all know, I am studying to become a midwife here in England. And even though I still have two more years of study before I graduate, I am already thinking about how I would like to do this wonderful job. My greatest wish would be to work for an NGO and more precisely for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). But before that, I need to have had several experiences in a developing country. So I started my research and, one thing led to another, I had contact with Diane, a wonderful Irish midwife who opened her birth centre (see picture) three years ago in a slum in Kampala, Uganda. The main focus of her work is antenatal appointments, births, health promotion, social support and everything that has an impact on women's health such as AIDS prevention. Going to Uganda and working with Diane and all the women and babies she accompanies would be a wonderful experience and a positive point for my future application for MSF. My wish would be to go there for one month in June 2020. The help of everyone would allow me to make this wonderful journey rich in new encounters and learning. I thank you all sincerely and with all my heart. Alice.  With just 1-click you can support my project !* Give however much you want/Donnez ce que vous voulez* All payments are 100% secure/Les paiements sont 100% sécurisés

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ASSOCIATION CHLOÉ 2019

ASSOCIATION CHLOÉ 2019

Bonjour à tous, Peu importe notre âge, que nous soyons parents ou non, la maladie d'un enfant est un sujet qui nous touche tous et nous laisse souvent impuissant. L'envie d'aider est là, mais il n'est pas facile de savoir à qui s'adresser ou par où commencer. L'association CHLOE travaille depuis 20 ans à améliorer les conditions d'hospitalisation des enfants, en tentant de rendre leurs séjours à l'hôpital plus légers (financement des équipements tv, jeux vidéo, ordinateurs) et en facilitant l'accueil de leurs parents et proches (aménagement d'espaces conviviaux, achat de lits pour les accompagnants). CHLOE aide aussi financièrement les familles que la maladie fait basculer dans la précarité. Vous pouvez découvrir son joli travail ici : http://www.associationchloe.free.fr/ Cette amélioration du quotidien a bien sûr un coût, et l'association a besoin de fonds pour continuer à proposer une meilleure prise en charge à ces enfants et leurs familles.Pour cela, plusieurs façons de faire : Mon amie Anne Bouchard organise avec CHLOE une soirée caritative le lundi 23 septembre à 19h au cinéma l'Arlequin (75006). Concert, projection et cocktail,vous pouvez la contacter par e mail si vous souhaitez vous y rendre merci d'envoyer un cheque de 80 Euros à l'ordre de l'association Chloé à Madame Anne Bouchard - 30 rue des trois frères 75018 Paris. Pour ceux qui ne peuvent pas s'y rendre par manque de temps, de moyens ou autre, mais qui souhaiteraient aider, je mets une cagnotte à disposition. Il n'y a pas de montant imposé, vous mettez ce que vous voulez, ce que vous pouvez! Et les montants de participation sont confidentiels. Aidez-nous à les faire sourire :) Capucine Martin & Anne Bouchard

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Transgender Retirement Home Pakistan

Transgender Retirement Home Pakistan

Hello everyone & welcome to our money pot! This money will be used specifcally to make the retirement home sustainable.  The primary focus is on installing solar panels to ensure the home has a clean, long lasting energy supply.   Pakistan's "third-gender" people, or khawaja sehras as they identify, are often rejected by their families and can have no-one to look after them in old age.  Third-gender people are 50 times more likely to be living with HIV than someone from the general population in Pakistan - it's believed almost 5% of the community are HIV-positive.    Now, 'Guru' Ashee, an activist and a respected member of the community has opened a retirement home providing dignity for residents in their final years.  The retirement home has been eight years in the making. It opened in 2019 and provides accommodation, medication and food for 40 older third-gender people. It's part of a bigger project that will eventually incorporate a medical centre and additional housing. Ashee's retirement home allows third gender people to spend time together in a private space where they are accepted. Food and shelter are the starting point but the fact that older third-gender people can be themselves and feel valued is truly revolutionary. For more detail see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-48707042 The BBC documentary 'Our World : The Best Pakstani Transgender Retirement Home' is available on the @BBCNews channel and on @BBCiplayer The retirement home has also been featured in @AttitudeMag @Dawn_News and other news outets All funds raised will be sent to Naz Male Health Alliance, Pakistan's primary LGBTQ NGO.  See https://www.commonwealthequality.org/members/23/

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Pour que Moussa puisse finir son lycée

Pour que Moussa puisse finir son lycée

Moussa*, jeune majeur isolé, est scolarisé dans un lycée professionnel de la Haute-Garonne. Sans aucune prise en charge du département, sans assistance des institutions qui devraient pourtant l’accompagner sur le chemin de l’autonomie, il a passé sa première année de CAP tant bien que mal, grâce à la solidarité qui s’est créée autour de lui. Pour finir son lycée, obtenir son diplôme et « vivre », tout simplement, Moussa a besoin d’aide. L’argent récolté permettra de payer ses fournitures scolaires, ses transports, et de lui acheter à manger les week-ends et pendant les périodes de stage en entreprise. Une partie de la cagnotte sera aussi reversée au lycée qui prend en charge son hébergement à l’internat pendant les semaines de cours. Le texte qui suit revient sur le parcours de Moussa, son exil depuis l’Afrique de l’Ouest et les épreuves qu’il a traversées. Notre solidarité est un des moyens qui permettra à Moussa d’écrire lui-même la suite de l’histoire. (*Prénom modifié)Moussa, le porteur de fardeauxAu paysUn jour, alors que sa mère est alitée, malade, on fait venir Moussa à son chevet, avec son grand frère. Sa mère lui dit : « toi, tu es Dounouba Sambo ». Le porteur de fardeaux. Son frère, lui, se fait appeler « élève Kambano », le jeune étudiant. « Elle disait des choses que je ne comprenais pas mais maintenant je me souviens de ce qu’elle voulait dire. » Moussa perd sa mère quand il a sept ans. Il vit avec ses trois frères, sa sœur et sa grand-mère, dans la maison de son père disparu. Moussa fait ce qu’il peut. Il va chercher du bois, porte l’eau, s’active « pour mettre les choses plus près de la maison ». Moussa grandit, apprend. Il a onze ans. Le collège est à quelques kilomètres. Pour aller en cours, il doit marcher du village jusque là bas. Souvent, il fait très chaud. La plupart des élèves sont à vélo mais lui est à pied. « Ça a bien marché au collège, sauf que j’étais tout le temps en retard. Mais vu que j’avais des bonnes notes, ils m’ont laissé. » Moussa continue et rejoint la ville pour aller au lycée. Il veut devenir comptable. Il s’accroche, va au bout de sa seconde, puis passe en première. Entre temps, la situation familiale s’est dégradée. Tant de dépenses s’accumulent, pour s’inscrire à l’école, payer les fournitures, l’uniforme… Son grand-frère vient d’obtenir son bac, il veut commencer la fac, mais le voilà bloqué. C’est le temps des grandes décisions. Élève Kambano dit qu’il veut partir pour aider sa famille. Moussa dit à son frère qu’il va partir à sa place. Ils discutent. Élève Kambano est en moins bonne santé que Dounouba Sambo. Alors, c’est Dounouba Sambo qui ira. « C’est là qu’a commencé mon voyage sans retour. » L’exilPendant l’été, pour tromper son attention, Moussa donne rendez-vous à son frère à la ville le dimanche. Et Moussa part le samedi, avant que son frère n’arrive. Il laisse juste une lettre pour lui annoncer son départ. « Dans la famille, tout le monde a pleuré. C’est là que j’ai su que j’existais pour eux. Moi aussi, j’ai pleuré jusqu’en Libye. » Ses frères l’appellent tous les jours, mais Moussa leur donne le moins de nouvelles possibles. Bamako. Ouagadougou. Agadez. À Agadez, le désert, comme une mer de sable. « Je savais pas que y avait le Sahara. » Pour traverser, il faut deux mille francs CFA, « pour avoir la bonne couverture, à manger, et tout ». Dounouba Sambo porte sa nouvelle charge : il travaille une semaine à Agadez pour les passeurs, tient la souche des billets, note les noms et prénoms de ceux et celles qui ont payé. Les passeurs n’ont pas fait l’école. « Je faisais ça pour passer. » Un jour, un convoi rempli à moitié part pour la Libye. « Il m’a mis dedans. » Le convoi arrive à Gadron, sur le territoire libyen. Les galères s’enchaînent. Le manque de nourriture. Le manque d’argent pour continuer le chemin. Moussa bosse en ville pour des passeurs qui tiennent sa vie entre leurs mains. Après trois semaines, un autre convoi part en direction de Tripoli, Moussa embarque dedans,

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