Monitoring water programs in Africa

Mark Petersen 2018

Organization Name: Global Aid Network Location: Langley BC Project Title: Mobile & Cloud Based Water Data Collection Project Amount Awarded: $60,000 Date Awarded: 25-11-2018 Purpose of Investment: To develop a customized data-collection platform and provide the necessary hardware, training, and resources needed for two years of program-wide monitoring and evaluation of water programs in Africa. Participating Grantmakers: Bridgeway Foundation Kehila … Read More

New poultry enterprise to support Zambian school

Mark Petersen 2015

International Needs Canada is embarking on a challenging initiative that ensures its school in Solwezi, Zambia continues to operate thanks to the development of a poultry plant.  Income generated from chickens and eggs will benefit staff and students at ZACTS School, eventually contributing 40% of income and relieving the pressure on tuition and donation income. Project Name: School Poultry Enterprise … Read More

Scaling up 3D-printed prosthetic innovation

Mark Petersen 2015

cbm Canada, with collaboration from University of Toronto, is moving ahead with a stunning innovation that attracted the attention of Grand Challenges Canada last year to develop prototype prosthetic limbs in Uganda through 3D printing. Technology already makes this possible, but what is not yet secure is a business model to drive this innovation forward by making it more widely available … Read More

Teen girls become peer educators in Sierra Leone

Mark Petersen 2015

Last year’s Ebola crisis hit Sierra Leone hard.  Schools were shut down for the better part of the year, so CAUSE Canada began offering education by radio to home-bound kids.  This year children are back in school, and eager to learn.  CAUSE Canada proposes to empower teen girls to become peer educators in to younger kids through this innovative project … Read More

Seeds and savings in South Sudan

launch48demo 2015

World Relief Canada‘s grassroots interventions in South Sudan are deeply needed and appreciated in Ibba County, a rigorous 8 hour drive from the capital of Juba. These rural inhabitants are impacted by war, undernourishment, and poverty. World Relief – through local staff – offers them new ways of thinking and farming that impact their livelihoods. Stronger Together has offered to … Read More