Environmental Sustainability

WORLD VISION: Water Tap

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A child enjoys a water tap in her village

"Having drinking water close to my house makes me happy. The water is clean and tasty. Earlier my mother and I had to walk very far to fetch water but after World Vision built water supply sources closer to our homes we don’t have to walk far. People in my house and in my village drink from the tap now," says 10-year old Deepika. World Vision has constructed water supply and storage structures using green energy like solar energy to give community members access to safe and clean water for drinking and also to improve the sanitation conditions in the communities.

Photo Credit: Annila Harris/World Vision

PACT: Mining Tunnel

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Jean-Marie exits a mining tunnel with ore.

Jean-Marie exits a mining tunnel with ore.

Photo Credit: Pact

Engineers Without Borders USA Overview

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Charity YouTube Video

Engineers Without Borders USA’s vision is a world in which every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. Watch to learn how we support community-driven projects and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

ANERA: Home Gardens

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Since 2010, ANERA has been delivering greenhouses, agricultural training and equipment to scores of families in Gaza, giving them a way to put healthy food on the dinner table and earn extra income. These home gardens exemplify ANERA’s mission to offer immediate relief and long-term solutions through use of resources easily accessible, in this case a little green space at people’s homes.

OXFAM AMERICA: New Buzz for Farmers in Ethiopia

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In front of a row of hives, Fatuma Mustafa shows a visitor some of the bee-attracting flowers grown at the Gubeta Arjo farmer training center in Ethiopia. The center, where local farmers come to learn improved agricultural practices, is one of 215 around the country that Oxfam is helping to equip as part of a broad initiative to strengthen Ethiopia’s agriculture extension system. Partners in the initiative also include the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and the Sasakawa Africa Association. Photo credit: Eva-Lotta Jansson/Oxfam America

Save the Children: Farming With a Smile

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Joj Santay, 7 yrs old with donkey to help with farming

Counterpart International

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Fisherman in the Dominican Republic showing his latest catch. Photo credit: David Snyder / Counterpart International

Counterpart International: Protecting Coastal Environments in the Caribbean

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Charity YouTube Video

On the island of Hispaniola, both Haiti and the Dominican Republic are trying to balance human development with sustainable coastal ecosystems. Mangroves are essential for healthy ecosystems, however, are declining rapidly. Counterpart International is supporting innovative programs in both countries to help conserve mangroves and the livelihoods of local communities.

World Renew: Interviews for Sustainability

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In Senegal, and around the world, World Renew is working through national organizations and churches to increase the capacity of poor communities to sufficiently support themselves. This includes skills and management training that creates a foundation for sustainable improvements. “Had I known of (World Renew’s) system for setting up projects before,” one participant said, “my previous development activities could have been much more successful!”

World Renew: Tree Grafting

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Sayfon learns how to graft a persimmon tree in Khuchae village, Phrao, Thailand.

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