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Brief Poverty Facts?
Every year, nearly 10 million children die totally preventable deaths. Six million of these lives could be saved by basic, cost-effective measures. Poverty goes beyond lack of income. It encompasses economic and social. Economically, the poor are not only deprived of income and resources, but of opportunities. Markets and jobs are often difficult to access, because of low capabilities and geo graphical and social exclusion...
Society for Third World Aid (ISTWA.ORG)
ISTWA is a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor families because, equipped with the proper resources, families have the power to help other families and entire communities escape poverty. ISTWA's community-based efforts include, improve basic education, and prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. We also deliver emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and help people rebuild their lives.
ISTWA is currently active in 115 countries.
How Does It Work?
We start by searching for the best community leaders who already run established businesses/programmes. We look for people who are not only business-savvy but also care about their communities by reinvesting in them.
Then we work with local organisations in some of the poorest countries, to ensure;
-Skills to use a particular type of tool, and repair and replacement of tools
-Presence of a real and sustainable supply of spare parts and raw materials for their business
-Business and enterprise training/Ensuring availability of credit to crafts-workers
-Health and development (HIV, AIDS, Tuberculosis, & Other Disease Projects
In Our First Year
In 2007, we brought help to1,880 families, representing 8,184 individuals through our campaigns & events.
Let us not stop now
By helping these people
It also made a positive impact upon the lives of their families & of those with-in their communities!
ISTWA.ORG is a registered non-profit in the United Kingdom, The ISTWA Foundation accepts cash, product and service donations & discounts, As such, All monetary and In-kind contributions to ISTWA are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law in the country you reside in.
Further more, ISTWA maintains a very low overhead (4-5%) and so at least 95% of the funding we receive will go directly towards our programming/projects around the world.
10,000 members on February 10th 2008!
5,000 members on December 5th 2007!
1,000 members on October 29th 2007!
Cause opened on October 10th 2007!
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