Wisdom is knowing we are all One. Love is what it feels like and Compassion is what it acts like.” ~ Ethan Walker III
This year i decided to make all of my christmas presents in donations. When i thought about those whom I love having clean drinking water, an abundance of food on their tables, safe and satisfying working conditions I felt incredibly blessed to live in a part of the world that offers these things. There are so many great foundations and charities you can donate to, the ones listed below I have personally donated to either recently or for years to Kiva!
Take the time to check them out, read their websites and see what your donation can really do for someone you will never meet, never receive anything in return from but i promise it will be one of the most satisfying gifts you ever give.
The problems in this world are big and scary, but there are true worriers out there working towards change - our financial contributions can make the world of difference in supporting them.
Lets be the ripples in the pond on change.
THE STRAW THAT SAVES LIVES
The WATERisLIFE Straw is a small, portable filtration device that provides pure, clean drinking water whenever it is immersed into a water source (just like a normal straw). This Straw, however, saves lives on a daily basis by filtering out waterborne diseases – which accounts for over 6,500 deaths every day – 5,000 of those being children.
This revolutionary Straw has proven to be effective against waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery, guinea worm, and diarrhea, and removes particles as small as fifteen microns.
WATERisLIFE continues to work with organizations and partners to provide straw filters to those in need. Each Straw costs only $10 and provides a year’s worth of clean water for one person.
Make Micro Loans to entrepreneurs in third-world countries break the poverty cycle
KIVA envision a world where all people - even in the most remote areas of the globe - hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.
We believe providing safe, affordable access to capital to those in need helps people create better lives for themselves and their families.
Kiva works with microfinance institutions on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems. One hundred percent of your loan is sent to these microfinance institutions, which we call Field Partners, who administer the loans in the field.
100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes directly towards funding loans; Kiva does not take a cut. Furthermore, Kiva does not charge interest to our Field Partners, who administer the loans.
Kiva is primarily funded through the support of lenders making optional donations. We also raise funds through grants, corporate sponsors, and foundations.
Support the organisation that gives a voice to animals the world over
We are local
We improve animals’ lives and prevent animal cruelty by working directly with communities and owners. Working on the ground with local partners for greatest effect, we are active in more than 50 countries. WSPA has 17 offices and hundreds of thousands of supporters worldwide.
We are global
We have consultative status and collaborate with national governments, the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health – influencers with the power to improve the lives of millions of animals. We are uniquely placed to bring animals into the heart of the most pressing global debates and prove the links between good animal welfare and successful sustainable development.
We are there in emergencies
When disaster strikes, we make sure that animals – so vital for community recovery – are not forgotten. Working with partner organisations, governments, humanitarian groups and international agencies, WSPA is the world leader in animal-focused disaster responseand risk reduction. With 30 years of experience, sometimes we are the only animal organisation able to access disaster-struck regions and make a very real, immediate difference to suffering animals.