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“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll

Latest Projects

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    Help David Lyon to fund and launch a new initiative with DWC that will simultaneously help our environment and our fellow humans in a sustainable way. At the click of a button, future DWC volunteers will be able to calculate the C02 emissions created by their volunteer trip, and then make an accompanying offsetting investment into an important DWC project that will reduce emissions into the atmosphere. Carbon offsets are a low-cost way to balance out pollution while contributing to sustainable development. 
    • 94.75% Funded
    • $1,895.00 Pledged
    • Campaign has ended
  2. We are raising funds to rebuild homes for four families with special needs children and to create life-changing opportunities for young people through special education classes and university scholarships. With the turmoil, anxiety and economic issues caused by the world-wide pandemic, these people need our support more than ever. Thank-you for helping us ease their burden.
    • 131.76% Funded
    • $52,704.10 Pledged
    • 28 Days Left
  3. For five weeks in February, Jessica and Natasha, physiotherapy students from the University of British Columbia, were placed to provide treatment to the people of Tangalle at the Navajeevana Center in Sri Lanka. They saw Ajith, a stroke patient, everyday. They have since been working with DWC’s in-country partner and have initiated a local contractor to finish building Ajith's family home. Their goal is to raise $5000 that will see the completion of the second floor of Ajith’s home. Read the story that inspired these students to champion this project. With your help this family can rebuild their lives and achieve self-sufficiency.
    • 38.00% Funded
    • $1,900.00 Pledged
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    My name is Ismar Uzicanin. I am originally from Former Yugoslavia (Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina) but grew up mostly in the United States in the New York/New Jersey area. I now live with my wife Kelsey, our two dogs Milo and Forest as well as a cat and four horses just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. We are starting a small scale farming and ranching operation that we hope to turn into a full fledged community supported agriculture farm. Though we live at ~7000 ft (2150m) and have an impressive seasonal monsoon season with regular rainfall during the summer months and reasonably snowy winters, the rest of the year can be quite arid. We have therefore begun to incorporate rainwater harvesting systems and bio-integrative techniques into the functioning of our property. I hope to learn more about rainwater harvesting systems during our time together in Kenya. I was first introduced to the well-oiled machine of DWC Team Leader, Ray Fowell's trips in 2011 in some group work outside of New Delhi, India. I've also previously done work with H4H in Ethiopia in 2009. I am so looking forward to working with Ray again, meeting this group, and making the most of our shared Kenya experience.
    • 125.00% Funded
    • $2,625.00 Pledged
    • Campaign has ended


  5. In Guatemala more than half of families rely on open fires to cook. This causes the smoke to fill their homes and results in severe health problems. DWC's Light Up Guatemala program will put 5,000 eco-stoves in the homes of families living in poverty throughout Guatemala. The stove filters and channels smoke outside the home. As a result, women and children are no longer exposed to polluted air for long periods of time.