Organizations in Products & Services:
The Uganda Village Project
The Uganda Village Project is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with diverse partners on the design of sustainable rural health and development solutions through networking, advocacy and project innovation in Iganga District.
We strive to uphold this mission by developing and implementing projects in collaboration with communities and local non-governmental and governmental partners in the Iganga District; advocating for community health and development inside and outside the district; focusing on understanding the epidemiology and etiology of public health problems in Iganga in order to inform and support direct service projects; utilizing sustainable public health and development programs that have real impact in communities and are culturally appropriate; facilitating interdisciplinary long and short term volunteer teams of professionals and students that seek to support the efforts of the Uganda Village Project and its partners on the ground; and in-depth planning, development, and evaluation to ensure outcomes are achieved.
Christian Veterinary Mission
Christian Veterinary Mission seeks to help veterinary professionals live out their Christian faith through their profession by serving others worldwide. In many developing nations, people struggle to survive because they don’t have the right knowledge, skills and resources to care for their animals upon whom their livlihood depends. CVM veterinarians live and work alongside nationals to encourage them and provide them with not only much needed veterinary expertise, but also the hope that is only found in Christ. As friends and encouragers, CVM veterinarians build lasting relationships with individuals and communities, helping them be transformed through Christ’s love. Christian veterinarians also serve through the profession here at home, demonstrating Christ’s love in word and deed.
World Forum Foundation
The mission of the World Forum Foundation is to promote an on-going global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings.
The mission of the World Forum Foundation is accomplished through two types of gatherings of early childhood professionals…
World Forum on Early Care and Education: Every two years 600 – 800 early childhood professionals from more than 80 countries gather to share ideas on a wide range of issues impacting the delivery of quality services for children and families.
Working Forums: In the alternate years, Working Forums—regional meetings of early childhood professionals focusing on specific issues—take place.
Both types of gatherings serve as “meeting places” where all those interested in promoting the well-being of young children and families can share ideas, strategies, and perspectives.
World Forum Projects: At World Forum gatherings people often come together to launch global projects on specific issues and topics.
Current projects include:
Men in Early Childhood Education
HIV/AIDS and Young Children
Peace Building with Young Children
Immigration and Young Children
Promoting Indigenous Cultures in Early Childhood Settings
Rights of Children in Children’s Homes
World Birth Aid
World Birth Aid is a humanitarian, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing clean birth kits, free of charge, to pregnant women denied access to a clean birthing environment in refugee camps and other impoverished areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Through our actions we will help save the lives of mothers and newborns in these high-risk areas.
Washington Global Health Alliance
WGHA’s mission is to strengthen the community of like-minded public and private organizations in Washington committed to developing a dynamic, diverse, global health workforce through research, education, training, mentoring, and developing and delivering cutting-edge global health solutions.
Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art
Traditions is a place to discover folk art products from cultures around the world, made available through fair and equitable trade relationships with low-income artisans and farmers from more than fifty countries. Traditions is also a cafe and center for concerts, workshops and public forums; a gathering place for a community of interesting and involved people.
SeaChar.Org is working to research, educate and promote the use of biochar and clean biochar production. Biochar has great potential to favorably impact climate change, soil productivity, food security and the production of carbon negative sustainable biomass energy. Our technology development is producing clean burning fuel efficient alternatives to open fire burning of wood or charcoal for cooking and commercial scale charcoal production. We prioritize crop and forestry waste products as new energy input sources. As such our work and the resource we represent supports all of the following areas :
• creation of new entrepreneurial fuel cycles
• decreased cost of cooking and heating inputs
• decreased cost of agricultural inputs
• creation of in country manufacturing
• potential carbon credit (offset and sequestration) funding
• increased agricultural productivity
• creation of clean energy and value added products sector, from green waste
• improved indoor air quality
• improved food security
• improved water quality
• improved green and animal waste handling
CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURE:
• improved soil tilth, water handling, nutrient cycling and productivity
• reduced fertilizer leaching
• reduced methane and NO2 emissions from ag. activities
• biochar is a long lasting carbon sink for carbon taken from the CO2 cycle, thus it is a major “wedge” strategy for the reduction of atmoshperic CO2 levels
• reduced deforestation, due to redirected and/or more efficient fuel cycles
• reduced desertification, through (anthropogenic) soil building
• brown field soil remediation
• biochar/stove program development support
• biochar plot testing
• training trainers on the use and potential of gassification
technology (stoves to village energy production)
With the support of the Global Washington community, we will work to make SeaChar.Org a resource for experienced partners seeking to build positive, sustainable infrastructure world wide. SeaChar is currently working with Agros International to evaluate the requirements for a successful biochar development project in rural Central America.
SaveTogether is building a matched savings marketplace enabling the working poor to access financial services and gain economic security. We allow internet-based donors to find and agree to match these active savers.
Sasak Gallery & Imports
A wholesale importer of fine handcrafted home accessories from Lombok, Indonesia. Over the past eight years, the owners of Sasak Gallery have personally selected and purchased various lines of fine handcrafts directly from artisan groups in Lombok, under the standards and guidelines set by the Fair Trade Federation (FTF), and are proud members of that organization.
R.E.A.C.H. Relief and Education for Afghan Children
REACH is dedicated to educating children, especially girls, in rural Afghanistan. REACH embarked on a program of school construction in the rural areas of Afghanistan since 2002 because rural areas, in general, have been given a lower priority for school construction by the government based resources currently available. We have just finished our fourth school in the rural area northwest of Herat, Afghanistan. REACH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations are tax deductible; consult your tax advisor.