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RELEASE THE SQUIRREL MONKEYS!
Five orphaned squirrel monkeys have been successfully released back into the wild in Costa Rica! Our partner, Kids Saving the Rainforest, have reported on their successful release of the endangered and recovered squirrel monkeys back into their natural habitats!
Currently over 35% of people in Santa Catarina, Guatemala suffer from chronic malnutrition, which occurs when children don’t get the nourishment they need from the time of conception until the age of two. The effects last for their entire lives and we aim to break this cycle.
Picalor House is an educational charity working in the small town of Oropesa and other villages in the surrounding rural area 25km outside of Cusco, Peru. The charity offers a comprehensive afterschool program in academic and non-academic subjects, along with helping the children with their homework, which takes the burden off the parents.
Nuevas Esperanzas’ agroecology programme uses model farms to tackle food insecurity on the Telica Volcano. The model farms demonstrate natural ecological processes to utilise available land and water resources and promote yield. This project aims to develop tourism infrastructure on the volcano to benefit local people, a significant number of which live under $1 per day.
CAPTA is a personal and vocational training programme for single mothers living in poverty. The program empowers women, results in a certificate for employment in the hotel industry and ultimately aims to secure jobs for at least 81% of the women trained through the scheme.
The Ecoan reforestation project is an initiative which aims to plant a million native trees in the Sacred Valley, Peru by 2020. The project is a whole family affair; the men dig the holes, the women plant the trees and the kids pick up the plastic. Through this work ethic it is possible for 250 people to plant 10,000 trees a day.
The Vidançar Dance School is in the Complexo de Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro. The initiative offers underprivileged children from the favelas the opportunity to express themselves through the art of ballet and access activities and resources not otherwise available to them.
Condor Trust is a grass roots NGO in Quito, Ecuador which helps families with the schooling of their children. Our funds will allow the provision of uniform, books and school materials to enable 10 children from low income families to attend secondary school in the city, with the ultimate aim of helping them complete their education, find a job and break the cycle of poverty.