Colorado Gives Day!

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Thanks to all of you who attended our “Gratitude in the Gardens” on November 5th.  If you weren’t able to attend, another great opportunity to help us continue to build sustainable communities in Nepal and Nicaragua is coming up fast.

 

 

 

 

It’s Colorado Gives Day, on December 8th.  Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the sixth year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Donations are accepted through ColoradoGives.org.  Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

 

For Namlo, this is a huge opportunity to raise funds to implement our ambitious program for 2016 which includes:

Expanding the “Organic Greenhouse Program” in Nicaragua to reach more people with greenhouses that dramatically improve family nutrition, and incomes as well.

Site visit to greenhouse in Nicaragua

Site visit to greenhouse in Nicaragua

 

Flavio Cardoza Family - Greenhouse Owners

Flavio Cardoza Family – Greenhouse Owners

We provide the greenhouses, as well as intensive and ongoing training to families to help ensure their success with growing vegetables organically.  Our initial funding target for this program is $75,000 to continue to support our existing 25 families, as well as bring the greenhouse to 30-50 new families.

Projects in Nepal:

Students in ruined Dhuskun classroom

Students in ruined Dhuskun classroom

  • Rebuilding Mankha School
  • Rebuilding Dhuskun School
  • Building a retaining wall to protect the Women’s Cooperative
  • Educational training to Sabhung, Dhuskun and Khamdenu schools
  • Expanding the agriculture program in Dhuskun to help 51 women learn how to raise goats as a microenterprise
Kanchi Neupane with her goat - from Namlo's Livestock Program

Kanchi Neupane with her goat – from Namlo’s Livestock Program

Our target budget for Nepal for 2016 is $150,000.  If we help the community of Ghurka ex-servicemen in Arunodaya, that’s another $45,000 we need to raise.

All in all, a pretty ambitious program for 2016, and we need your help.  This year your donations enabled us to respond to the emergency in Nepal with deliveries of food and shelter.  Now we need to begin rebuilding, and get back on track with developing long-term sustainability.

 

 

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