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Agir Pour Benares

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Agir Pour Benares is a French NGO which helps people in the streets of Varanasi.

This is an organization founded in 2005 by Michel Batlle who has worked for 6 years in the social and medical domain in Benares (Varanasi).

It aims to support the local organizations and initiatives like SMITA or KUTUMB and the numerous initiatives of Yves EURIEULT.

It also aims to create street’s dispensaries free of charge for the poor people.

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The Q’ewar Project

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The Q’ewar project, a social work initiative begun by local residents in 2002, is situated in the highlands of the Andes Mountains in Peru.

Working with indigenous women of the rural community of Andahuaylillas, the project creates an atmosphere which fosters self-esteem and personal growth.

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Filling Tummies through Artwork

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The Emergency Foodshelf Network distributes high-quality food and essential support services to Twin Cities foodshelves, on-site meal programs and high-rises.

We have launched a first-year fundraising effort involving local artists, looking for artwork to place on our all-occasion greeting cards. The funds raised from the cards will go directly to purchase specific foods for infants and children.

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Shine a Light of Hope to Kenya with Love

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In 2006, Lighthouse Ministries International opened the doors of “Light of Hope Children’s Home and Private School”, located in a secluded 8 acre refuge outside of Naivasha, Kenya.

We opened our arms and embraced the lost and broken lives of young girls, who have been abandoned and affected by HIV/Aids. To date, 16 lives have been taken in, restored and given hope through love, nurturing and a good education. Our goal is to accommodate 80 girls, as we continue building the project.

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Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. is making a difference

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It has been my pleasure to volunteer my time (and financial donations)to helping out Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. AY was founded by Sylvia Bowling fifteen years ago working out of the trunk of her car. She had a vision that has carried her to where she is today.

That vision would scare most and be embraced by very few. Sylvia had a vision of improving the lives of many of the people in her depressed neighborhood.

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Yes, we also have stories…

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pdfX12 is an online, monthly photo journal that presents and features a series of photos by various photojournalists living and working in various communities around the world.

These photos tell poignant stories about people who are facing harsh social, economic, environmental and political conditions. Photojournalists presented here are those, with their own resources and energy, who have chosen to dedicate their life’s work to documenting certain human issues in order to bring about greater attention to harsh human conditions that many people would brush aside.

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