Projects / Needs Funding

School Garden Projects 2018

Agriculture Program

Out of a classroom of 60 children, 40 come to school hungry according to social worker Eva Cahllis. This makes learning a great challenge. You have an opportunity to help these children learn and grow in the healthiest way possible by enabling all of our schools to grow gardens to supplement the children's daily meal of porridge. Right now, you can ensure that a student does not go hungry. Click ►HERE to see the development of one of our gardens.
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0% raised

$5,000 goal

Objective

To maintain 5 gardens at 5 ABW schools

AMe Bolivia 2018

AMe Bolivia

“Everybody wants to help children, you show someone a child who is starving or hurting and many people will want to help, but what about those who aren’t children? Who is helping them?” founder Gheorghe Micoti asks as he explains AMe Bolivia’s mission. This project provides medical care to marginalized individuals in Bolivia. In 2018, AMe will be providing funding for surgeries, rehabilitation, medication, and physiotherapy to individuals who are marginalized within Bolivia.
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0% raised

$20,000 goal

Objective

To provide funding for surgeries, rehabilitation, medication, and physiotherapy

Atar Water Project Phase 1

Atar Water Project

Phase 1 is to build 10 water wells at $15,000 per well

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30% raised

$150,000 goal

Objective

Phase 1 is to build 10 water wells at $15,000 per well

Bolivia University Scholarship Project 2018

Bolivia University Scholarship Project

Each year, we look to sponsor students who are interested in secondary education but do not have the means to attend. Typically, these students are coming from an orphanage and have only ever dreamed of having a life outside of what they first experienced. Many times prostitution, theft, or drug dealing are the alternatives for these students who have the ability to dare to dream of being, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and more.
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0% raised

$12,240 goal

Objective

To support 3 university students in Bolivia

Bolivia Water Project Phase 2

Bolivia Water Project

To install compost and rainwater harvesting systems and BioSand Filters in homes and nutrition workshops
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0% raised

$21,190 goal

Objective

Community Health/Medical Clinic Service 2018

Community Health/Medical Clinic Service

When we looked into the death of Festus, an 8-year-old child who, due to complications and difficulty breathing, passed away during surgery, we learned that the hospital only had a paper bag to help him breath. In spite of the doctors' best efforts, the result was tragic. Our ongoing Community Health/Medical Clinic Service aims to provide materials and training that will prevent heartbreaking deaths like Festus'—and you can help. Click ►HERE to watch more about the service.
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0% raised

$15,000 goal

Objective

To buy medicines and supplies for 4 medical clinics and train 8 community health workers

Dental Service 2018

Dental Service

We don't always like going to the dentist, but it's a different story for people who do not have access to dental care at all. Our annual dental trips provide dental clinics, oral hygiene training, and checkups in areas that otherwise would not have access to such care.
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0% raised

$5,000 goal

Objective

To provide clinics, oral hygiene training, and dental checkups at ABW sites

El Sauce Phase 3

El Sauce

El Sauce’s mission has been to provide a home for boys and girls that have been orphaned or abandoned. In the last couple of years they have taken on a critical need in providing care to young girls who have been impregnated by family members or by rape and have since been abandoned by their families. They have been in existence for approximately 10 years and strive to be self sustaining by growing and developing their Organic Vegetable Garden which is in high demand and is exporting produce to the largest city in Bolivia. The success of the gardens provides for the bare necessities of the children but there is no funding available to provide any of the extra’s J This is where this project comes in. After Mikelle Wile, a former Burman University student came back from spending a year at the orphanage she was asked her what the greatest need was. She said that while they need help to improve the gardens, the water system, and to build more homes, she feels the greatest need is to provide an opportunity for these children to be children. "I learned that play is such an important part of a child's development, especially for children who have been mistreated. The kids at El Sauce don't have a safe place to play and have their imaginations stimulated. When I was living there, I found myself having to show the the kids how to play," she said. The greatest need in her eyes was to provide a safe place for the children to play. They can not play in the grass or the mountains due to the snakes, deadly insects and animals that live nearby. This playground can meet this need for the 18 children that currently attend the orphanage and the many more that will arrive over the years.
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18% raised

$5,000 goal

Objective

To build a playground for the children

Jerusalem Village Project

Jerusalem Village Project

Current
Villages: 1
People: 6,000
Wells: 0
Invested: $40,000
  A Better World is pleased that Don and Phyllis Corkum have chosen to celebrate this milestone in their lives with a gift to help others.  In Honour of their dedication and commitment to serving God and humanity A Better World will be implementing a water irrigation system and clean drinking water supply that will serve the Jerusalem Community of over 6,000 people in need of water. Our goal is to raise $10,000. We are grateful that the Corkums have chosen to sponsor this project to mark their 50th wedding anniversary. Since the Corkums initiated this project, many other donors have also started funding. Currently, Royal LePage is funding the 3rd phase of development. Our partner in Kenya is Segera Mission, an organization that promotes health, education, sanitation, and agricultural training to the local villages. Jerusalem is one of the surrounding villages. Segera Mission has taught Jerusalem to grow their own agricultural crops of maize, beans, and cabbage. The gardens were doing great until the rain stopped and they had no way to sustain their crops. ABW co-founders Brian and Eric said, "We want to express gratitude to the Corkum's for their service, leadership, and mentorship in our lives. We are grateful for the impact they made in our lives while we were members of their congregation."
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100% raised

$0 goal

Objective

Kacyiru Primary School 2018

Kacyiru Primary School

This project supports children that are living in extreme poverty in Urukundu, a slum in Kigali, Rwanda. These children are from families of potters that are Twa people. Twa people are the pygmy people of Central Africa. They are a marginalized people in Rwanda that have been economically disadvantaged. With this project, we aim to provide 50 children with meals, tuition funds, and school uniforms annually.
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0% raised

$22,000 goal

Objective

To provide meals, tuition, and school uniforms for 50 children annually

Medical Training Service 2018

Medical Training Service

"We saved a baby! We saved a life!" shouted Esther, a midwifery nurse who had just finished training with Pediatricians Dr. Paulette Comeau (Red Deer, AB) and Dr. Charlotte Goodine (Medicine Hat, AB). "The first few minutes are so critical to avoid death and brain damage," said Dr. Goodine during training. Using baby mannequins, the training has prepared more than 50 nurses to be fully equipped to deliver babies. Click ►HERE to see a sample of the training. 
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0% raised

$25,000 goal

Objective

To train 200 Kenyan medical personnel in 4 different locations and provide each with a tablet.

Project Administration Expenses 2018

Project Administration Expenses

With the growth of ABW, the requirement of project reporting and monitoring, accounting and issuing receipts are becoming full time work and we are needing people with training who can devote to delivering quality projects and timely information to donors. Donations given specifically to administration costs are the only funds that we put towards costs such as labour, credit card fees, bank charges, phone and printing charges, etc. Thank you for allowing us to make the world a better place.
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0% raised

$125,000 goal

Objective

To fund administrative costs for ABW

Total Raised

10

projects in progress

$2,046,457

total value of projects in progress