Six organisations you should know about this October
Suddenly it’s October – where did the summer go? Feel tanned and rested? Didn’t think so. Already in need of another pick me up? Well we’ve got just the ticket. There’s nothing like giving to give yourself that warm fuzzy feeling this autumn. And here’s how to do it.
GlobalGiving UK is supporting Fund the Front Line, a campaign that will 100% match your donations to 6 local organisations. That means if you donate £10, your donation turns into £20.
Why should you donate? Because giving feels good and you will see the difference.
Each week we will highlight two of these organisations. This week we focus on Fundasaun Alola in Timor-Leste and Action for Integrated Sustainable Development in Ethiopia that work to ensure local communities can access good healthcare for their children and families.
Alola in Timor-Leste
East Timor is one of the poorest countries in the Asia-Pacific region, with 47% of the population living under the poverty line. Alola is passionate about investing in women and child health and education. These are critical indicators for improving the chances of women and their families in East Timor. Alola run healthcare centres for women and their babies alongside wider community support. This includes cooking lessons, CV help and teacher training, as well as a mobile library and teaching for children.
Action for Integrated Sustainable Development in Ethiopia
Afar region in Ethiopia is one hot, remote place where people are facing many problems it is hard for us to understand. AISDA is tackling these problems head on. By building water points in rural areas, less people have to walk for 7-8 hours to collect water. By vaccinating livestock against recurrent disease, food shortages are less frequent and devastating. Engaging religious and clan leaders and educating traditional birth attendants, female genital mutilation is being reduced.