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Latest Projects

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.
  • 24.00% Funded
  • $1,200.00 Pledged
The project that is being fundraised for is the placement of additional classroom floors and classroom electricity at Aguthi Primary School. This project will continue to address the current lack of floors and lighting at the school. The remaining dirt floors will be replaced inside the existing classrooms as a continuation of previous and ongoing DWC projects at the school. Dirt floors are subject to moisture and parasites, both detrimental to the children. Electricity will be installed in the classroom to provide adequate lighting and power for existing computers. This will lead to access to good learning facilities in rural Kenya. This project at Aguthi Primary School will provide and create a safer and cleaner environment for the students, in turn, creating a positive learning environment.
  • 9.13% Funded
  • $485.00 Pledged
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
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.
Congratulations Team 15 Volunteers for Making a Difference!
A journey from Victoria to Halifax spans 8000km across Canada. John Greven is ready to cover this ground on a bicycle. He’ll be pedalling his way across Canada this spring in support of Developing World Connections' “Light Up Guatemala” program. Donate here to support Grandpa John! The funds will help youth from the Port Nelson United Church build stoves in Guatemala in the spring of 2019.
  • 99.09% Funded
  • $7,432.00 Pledged