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Transforming Communities

When we work together to develop communities, we can end poverty! It’s our desire to bring change to a community through empowering each generation. ERDO community development projects range from teaching farm techniques and raising livestock, to building projects, clean water initiatives, microfinance loans, vocational training and employment skills. 

Working with community members and having them identify their own needs, we create solutions to combat poverty together. Our goal through community development is to empower the next generation of children and work toward resiliency and self-sustainability. 

Bangladesh Symbiosis

Alongside our partner in Bangladesh, we’re bringing families financial freedom through savings and loans groups. Women and men are given opportunities to start their own businesses while growing in community.

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Kenya Health Centre

In northern Kenya, ERDO is supporting the Namuropath Health Centre to bring ongoing healthcare to 60,000 people in the area. The Health Centre offers primary healthcare, prenatal healthcare, ongoing nutrition support, wound care and so much more. Donate today to the yearly operational costs of running this important Health Centre.

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HERD Zimbabwe

HERD stands for Humanitarian Early Recovery and Development. ERDO is working in Zimbabwe with families who have faced years of drought. Now, we are providing humanitarian relief to help these families recover from the years of hardship and develop their soil to ensure they will have food in the future.

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Haiti Food for Kids

Students at The Fortress School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, often arrive each morning with an empty stomach. While in school, 720 sponsored children are given nutritious food every week. These children come from poor families where malnutrition is prevalent. With a school meal, you can help a child learn and grow!

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Breakfast in Honduras

In Honduras, we are feeding over 820 sponsored children each morning. Many of these children are from families who live in urban poverty, raised by a single mother on less than five dollars a day. The food we supply, alongside our partners, make a huge difference in children’s lives and makes each day at school more successful.

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Zimbabwe School Meals

For over ten years we have been working in communities in Zimbabwe, increasing childhood health by providing school meals. Thank you for helping us bring nutritious food to children suffering through hunger and drought. We are able to safeguard these children’s futures together by bringing them a school meal each day.

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Malawi Food for Children with Disabilities

ERDO is partnering with Children of Blessing Trust (COBT) in Malawi to help children with disabilities reach their full potential. A major part of our work involves providing healthy food to help a child recover from malnutrition. We are bringing supplemental and therapeutic food to over 600 children with disabilities. COBT is also responding to the nutritional needs of approximately 90 mothers of children with disabilities who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and also suffer from malnutrition.

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Zimbabwe Vulnerable Child Feeding

Located in Tsholotsho, in southern Zimbabwe, this project fills a gap that is not being covered by other local or international non-profits in the area. The project provides 12,900 vulnerable children with a nutritional high-protein cereal every day. In Zimbabwe, we are working with 11,250 toddlers between the ages of 24 and 59 months, and 1,650 children from 13-17 years old who are living with physical or developmental disabilities.

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Bangladesh Tube Wells

Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world. Poverty is widespread and most people live in very rural areas. In these small villages, families have to decide if they should work for the day or if they should travel to collect water from a nearby river. Collecting water often means losing income for a family, and most water is contaminated with arsenic. ERDO is installing deep tube wells in small villages to create more sources of clean water!

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Honduras Water Filters

Where many of our sponsored children in Honduras live, families do not have running water in their homes. They purchase water from the city. Most times, this water is not clean. Children often get sick from drinking contaminated water, which means they miss school and parents miss work. By installing household filters, we can help keep the whole family safe.

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Zimbabwe Drilled Wells

In countries where water is hiding deep below the earth, drilled wells are the only option to provide clean drinking water. A large truck with specialized drilling equipment is brought into the community where it bores through the layers of earth to access fresh water. It takes a lot of money and time to drill a borewell, but in communities throughout Zimbabwe, it is well worth the labour! We are bringing clean water to communities in need.

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Wezesha

This program in Burundi provides female small business owners with access to financial services and business management training from which they are generally excluded because of their gender. Traditional banks in these areas do not want to lend money to women because it is considered too risky, too administratively intensive and without sufficient profit.

Microloans give women the opportunity to expand their businesses, increase their income and better provide for their families.

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Archer’s Post

The families in Archer’s Post, part of Samburu County where ERDO works, are pastoralists. They rely on raising livestock for their livelihood. Around 73% of the population here live in poverty. Young people are having trouble establishing themselves and earning an income to care for their families. Since it has been difficult to farm, young adults have been setting up small businesses to create their own income. ERDO has been working with these young adults to grow their small businesses.

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Fluffles and Flocks

ERDO is bringing female farmers in Zimbabwe free range chickens and rabbits. We are providing these women with training on animal care and giving them business and marketing skills. You can bring food and an income to a small family farm in Zimbabwe today!

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