In 2016 our beneficiaries embarked on projects that transformed the world. It was an honour to partner with these amazing mission organisations. It was also important to us that our clients were part of the process through our voting system, where they chose which project they wanted our donation to contribute to.
Have a browse and see the life transforming projects which were part of Giving Back 2016.
Hope After Border Crossings
Child Sexual Exploitation
Education in Uganda
The world took notice of one lifeless child on the beach, and responded with tears. Yet thousands of Syrian refugees continue to make desperate border crossings in hope of something better.
The UNHCR estimates 4.8 million refugees have flooded into neighbouring countries. This region is buckling under one of the gravest humanitarian crises in modern memory.
Interserve is partnering with a local church that has been on the ground having an amazing impact. Through providing basic supplies, food and care for 5,000 refugees every day, the love of Christians is touching and transforming lives. The refugees acknowledge that no one else treats them the way the ‘Bible people’ do.
Through a holistic approach, including spiritual, emotional and physical needs, this project has become a life giving ministry to thousands. Be part of a project that brings real hope to the vulnerable.
We are fighting against the injustice of sexual exploitation of young vulnerable poor children. The increase of cybersex trafficking of children is a growing and devastating form of modern-day slavery. Abusers located anywhere in the world can exploit children without ever leaving their home. Foreign paedophiles are using the power of their wealth, the anonymity of the web, the complexity of international law, and the desperation of those living in poverty to prey on vulnerable children and families.
With your help, we’re rescuing and restoring victims, putting the perpetrators behind bars and fixing broken justice systems. Our team of Christian investigators, lawyers, social workers, church and government relations and other professionals, works to protect the poor from violence in the developing world.
This project will partner with local Philippine authorities to rescue and restore victims, bring criminals to justice and strengthen criminal justice systems to provide the poor with a safe future that lasts.
Five children were rescued from a cybersex operation in December last year, one of whom celebrated her 6th birthday the day after she was rescued. We want to see more breakthroughs like this one.
We invite you to join us as we bring freedom, justice and restoration for the victims of sexual abuse and strengthen justice systems so that the poor are protected.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, HEAL Africa’s Fistula Support Program treats hundreds of women every year who suffer fistula as a result of sexual violence and obstructed pregnancy. Some women are healed, enabling them to enter HEAL Africa’s rehabilitation program, Wamama Simameni (Women Stand Up Together) where women are offered services such as counselling, literacy, nutrition and HIV education before re-joining community life.
Despite numerous surgeries, others have irreparable fistula and continue to be shunned by their communities. Grounds for Hope provides a safe haven for these women and their children, offering inner healing, life of meaning and a lasting hope.
We invite you to be part of this life changing program for vulnerable women in Africa.
Take a moment to watch HEAL Africa's video, it'll touch your heart.
Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world!” HopeBuilders International has found education to be one of the keys to engaging in the fight to Break the Cycle of Poverty for orphans and widows in Uganda.
With almost 2.5 million orphans in Uganda this fight is very real, as these children and women have had hope, joy and life itself stripped from them – you see it in their eyes. They have lost the desire to dream, they simply try to survive. We have experienced firsthand how education can change all of this, just like Mandela stated.
Your partnership in this project will help educate and open up the minds of these children who will grow up to be the leaders of tomorrow – they will be the catalysts of change in Uganda and the world. It will give them hope.
The education provided through this project, will not only prepare these children for life, but it will become life itself. It has been said – "The day you stop learning is the day you stop living."
Every dollar gives life and learning to an orphan living in poverty.