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12 Nov Disaster Relief, News | Comments Off

Typhoon Relief Response in Philippines

Typhoon Relief Response in Philippines

AMURT & AMURTEL has relief teams in the area where deadly typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines over the weekend. More than 10,000 people are feared dead in a trail of utter devastation. One of our team reached Bogo in North Cebu on Sunday and found total devastation and no other organizations active. They started a […]

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16 Sep Disaster Relief, News | Comments Off

AMURTEL Responds to Flooding in Colorado

AMURTEL Responds to Flooding in Colorado

With rains continuing to frustrate rescue efforts in Boulder and surrounding areas on Sunday, September 16, flood waters are increasing in and around the city. Eight people are now presumed dead with hundreds still left unaccounted for in the rural and mountainous regions affected by the unprecedented storm. Rushing waters have cut off whole communities from […]

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26 Jul News | Comments Off

Haiti Update Summer 2013

Haiti Update Summer 2013

Amurtel Project coordinator Kate Bass just sent this report on current Amurtel Programs in Haiti.  Port au Prince Projects  Microcredit and Ekonomi Solide: The Microcredit program in Port au Prince is going very well—the Animators (community organizers) are very pleased with all of the participating groups, citing a special five as doing extremely well. Last […]

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24 Jun News | Comments Off

Summer camps in Haiti

Summer camps in Haiti

Before we determined if we could even offer summer programs for the children in the camps,  parents let us know they had already enrolled their children and in fact had invited other families to participate as well- bringing the total to over 400 children.  Regardless that we don’t have the funds needed to host the programs this summer, we have […]

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21 Apr Haiti, News | Comments Off

Haitian Women Fighting Poverty

Haitian Women Fighting Poverty

We were invited by an NGO to participate in a program setting up Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Banan, Haiti, a large community near the border with the Dominican Republic, about 9 months ago. This is a very different model from the more traditional micro finance programs we have been doing and after going through […]

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21 Apr News | Comments Off

East Kenya: Working Towards Food Security

East Kenya: Working Towards Food Security

Toward the end of 2010 the United Nations declared a famine in the Horn of Africa, compounded by a tremendous number of refugees fleeing Somalia for East Kenya. I decided to return to Africa and see what AMURTEL could do to help provide support to the women and children in the rapidly forming refugee camps. Once […]

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19 Apr Nepal, News | Comments Off

Tibetan Economic Self Sufficiency

Tibetan Economic Self Sufficiency

Once a year, Amurtel volunteers go to Nepal to shop for our annual fundraiser, the International Boutique. It has been bothering me that we would come, shop and leave—without doing anything for the local people. Our shipper Tashi is Tibetan and his family lives in Jampa Ling, a refugee camp outside of Pokhara. Off and […]

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18 Jan News | Comments Off

NO BITE = NO MALARIA; Cocktail Party and Art Auction hosted by Rotary International

NO BITE = NO MALARIA; Cocktail Party and Art Auction hosted by Rotary International

Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST) Miami, FL.   All funds raised for this event will be directed to the purchase and distribution of custom-designed bednets for hammocks (mosquiteros) for the indigenous people of Venezuela. The next expedition will be a partnership between the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne FL and the Rotary […]

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19 Dec News, Romania | Comments Off

A priceless gift – supporting a child to stay in school

A priceless gift – supporting a child to stay in school

Feel the satisfaction of sharing the giving spirit of the season with disadvantaged children In rural Romania, there are high rates of school dropout–even in primary school–as poverty puts pressure on families to have children working rather than going to school. The Fountain of Hope now has 65 at-risk children attending the after school program […]

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05 Dec News | Comments Off

International Boutique Photos

International Boutique Photos

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