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Aglow Relief

Academic

Address and Contact

PO Box 1749
EDMONDS, WA 98020-1749

Elise Siegel(Strategic Projects Specialist)
425.775.7282, ext 237
www.aglow.org

Organization Description

The purpose of Aglow Relief is to support the international ministries of compassion and empowerment conducted by Aglow International through voluntary aid operations, including but not limited to food aid, disaster relief, infrastructure construction, technical skill-building and small enterprise development, for the benefit of disadvantaged women, families, and communities ourside of the United States. Aglow International is a transdenomination organization of Christian women, founded in Seattle WA in 1967 and incorporated in 1972 as a religious non-profit (501(c)(3)). Aglow is established in 166 nations on 6 continents, all of which have indigenous women overseeing the work in their nations. It is one of the largest international women’s organizations, with over 1,250 community, neighborhood, and workplace goups in the U.S. alone, as well as 3,101 groups internationally. An estimated 2 million women meet together each month through local Aglow groups. More than 21,000 leaders worldwide minister in their communities. An estimated 17 million people each year are ministered to through Aglow groups. Aglow groups in many nations conducts ministries of compassion and empowerment, raising the economic and social status of women, addressing health needs, and providing assistance to disadvantaged women, children and families in their communities. Aglow Relief is Aglow International’s humanitarian subsidiary.

Example Project

Provided financial assistance to leaders in 6 nations hit by the 2004 Tsunami off Indonesia, who purchased goods, distributed aid and assisted refugees and victims in their nations.

Activities that promote health

HIV/AIDS, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Nutrition, Reproductive Health/Family Planning

Activities that combat poverty

Community Building, Economic & Social Inequities, Economic Development, Education & Literacy, Employment & Income Generation, Housing, Microfinance & Income Generation

Areas of Service

Capacity Building, Education & Training, Service Delivery

Nations of the World

Africa: Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, DR, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Americas: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S., Washington State, U.S.

Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan

Europe: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Oceania: American Samoa, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu