Archive - March 2018

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Promofarma and breast cancer research
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Italia Tren collaborates with AMREF to promote specialized surgery in regional hospitals of Ethiopia
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The experience of Miquel and Mireia in the education community in Sopachuy (Bolivia)
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Help homeless dogs not go hungry
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Labor insertion of women in India
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Fighting against leprosy in Africa
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Vegetable garden kits for a healthy and quality diet

Promofarma and breast cancer research

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The customers of Promofarma have started their challenge #10! In the past one, they collected the necessary amount in order to Aladina Foundation could organize activities that would help more than 100 hospitalized children to escape from the hospital routine (you can remember the project HERE).

Now, their social commitment is focused on medical research to stop one of the most frequent tumors in our day to day: breast cancer.

logo_CRISTo do this, they will collaborate with “Cris contra el cáncer” Foundation, a private and independent organization that promotes and finances research projects for the treatment and cure of cancer.

Euro to Euro, the total amount collected will be used to collaborate with the research led by Dr. Alberto Ocaña and Dr. Atanasio Pandiella that aims to identify the causes associated with resistance to some treatments and develop new drugs to improve the prognosis and the cure rate.

If you would like to know the currently funding status, click HERE.

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Italia Tren collaborates with AMREF to promote specialized surgery in regional hospitals of Ethiopia

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The ratio of surgeons stands at 1 per 277,819; the ratio of obstetricians is 1 per 659,583 people and the ratio of anesthetists is 1 per 2,203,600 inhabitants, which are also concentrated in hospitals of the largest cities.

For some months now, Italia Tren, the distributor company of TrenItalia.com (leading railway company in Italy), collaborates with different social causes offering its customers thee opportunity to add a micro-donation to their purchase.

logo 1024x576pxIn this occasion, they will do it with Amref Salud África (Spanish Delegation of Amref Health Africa), the main health international organization of African origin and management.

The total amount collected thought the micro-donations done by all the customers of the company, will be addressed to train health personnel and promote specialized surgery campaigns in Ethiopia. The objective is none other than to improve access and quality of specialized health services for the country’s most vulnerable population.

During one week, a group of surgeons and ethiopian medical specialists, coordinated by the foundation, will move from the capital to the regional hospital to train in specialized surgery eight health professionals who work in that hospital. At the same time they will be able to do specialized consultations to about 90 patients and operate to 45

The greatest value of the campaign is based on the training received by the health staff of the regional hospital, which will acquire the capacity to care for patients who were not sufficiently prepared before, reducing the waiting time for admission and improving the system Ethiopian public health service.

This project starts today after completing the last one, in which the customers of Italia Tren were able to collect the necessary funds to help Plan International to distribute daily meals to 650 children during one month (remember the project here).

If you want to know which is the status of the fundraising campaign, click HERE.

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The experience of Miquel and Mireia in the education community in Sopachuy (Bolivia)

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Miquel and Mireia are two of the ambassadors of Worldcoo that, in a voluntary way, help us to audit and visit some of the projects we have helped to fund with the help of all the “companies with a cause” that collaborate with us.

Some months ago, they went to Camboya, where they had the opportunity to know first-hand the labor that the NGO S.A.U.C.E. does, an entity that, since 2011, helps people at risk of social exclusion of the zone.

NRbZ7qZsNow, they have travelled to Sopachuy, one of the villages with major childhood malnutrition index in Bolivia. In fact, every 100 kids in Sopachuy, 24 present a state of chronic malnutrition. Through the help of Nicequest users, the NGO Ayuda en Acción was able to increase the availability of food resources, teach how to increase family income from cultivation and promote good hygiene practices and responsible consumption. You can remember the project HERE.

We spoke with Miquel and Mireia about their experience after visiting Sopachuy with Ayuda en Acción.

Miquel and Mireia, how do you describe Sopachuy?

Sopachuy is a municipality formed by 9 communities spread over a wide territory. We went to Amancaya, one of the most important. To get there, it took us 4 hours by car from Sucre, the nearest city. The last hour and a half, the road became an unpaved road that usually becomes impassable in times of heavy rains. There is no type of transport that reaches the community, and the only way for the inhabitants to leave is on foot.

The community has an agrarian subsistence economy organized in family gardens. Most of the corn is grown and vegetables and vegetables have recently been introduced. There is a very basic livestock based on pigs and animals for field work.

The streets of the village are dirt with large holes made by rainwater. The houses are made of adobe, although they are beginning to build with billets. Since 3 years ago, the houses have electricity. Running water is not present in all houses and is not potable, and for this reason most people go to the river to wash their clothes, clean themselves and pick them up for cooking and drinking.

The community has a health center that includes 4 other communities (San Isidro, Achatalas, Chavarria and Alisos) and a primary and secondary school. This year they have 250 students between 6 and 16 years old. Some of the children have to walk up to an hour and a half every day to get to school.

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How are its inhabitants?

The inhabitants of Amancaya are Quechua and this is their mother tongue. They are extended families and usually have more than 4 children. Their educational level is very basic, probably the majority only came to attend primary school. In general we seem introverted and closed people.

They are Catholics and maintain some traditions related to the Pachamama and the tribute to the land.

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What are the main consequences after the implementation of the social program promoted by Ayuda en Acción?

sopachuy3The main effects easily visible in the community have been the improvements in the school (new kitchen, sink, yard cleaning), the new health center and the improvement in the hygienic and alimentary habits of the population.

Thanks to the actions carried out, cases of child malnutrition (under 5 years of age) have been reduced. Before the start of the project, 21% of the children suffered from severe malnutrition, now 5%.

During the visit, you have had the opportunity to talk with some of the families that participated in the project. What do they think about it?

After the visit to Sopachuy, the gratitude is the most common and sincere feeling that all its inhabitants transmitted to us. It is highly valued that the help has been made in the form of “action” in which they have had to take part because they have felt involved and have been aware that in their hands is the possibility of improving and pulling ahead.

Elvira, elementary school teacher says, “What I liked about this project is that they made us work. Help comes and goes, but the spark to work hasn’t left.

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Although the project ended a few weeks ago, the habitants of Sopachuy continue to work in order to continue improving their quality of life. What are their priorities today?

In order, their priorities are:

  1. sopa5Maintain habits learned in hygiene and healthy eating.
  2. Retain young people in school so that they finish high school.
  3. Settle the agrarian economy to avoid having to leave the town.
  4. Health challenges related to HIV, pregnancies in adolescence and continue working in the monitoring of malnutrition.

In general, how would you describe the experience of your visit in Sopachuy?

Being able to visit this project has given us the opportunity to get to know another reality of Bolivia, a reality that is widespread but unknown at the same time. The rural environment lives in precarious conditions and with a very low quality of life.

In relation to the project, we were very pleased to be able to visit a success story in which the involvement of all the affected agents (NGOs, teachers, health center, parents, students, municipal government) has been achieved to achieve its objective. And this is palpable with the reactions of the people; they have assimilated and acquired the NGO’s proposals as their own.

Finally, we have corroborated that the great advances are made with small actions. The most important thing is that they are appropriate proposals and adapted to the needs and capacities of the area of ​​action. In this specific case, we have seen an action plan that fits with the casuistry of the environment and this has led to the success of the project.

Worldcoo Team

 

Help homeless dogs not go hungry

 

cap_eng_mascoterosToday we want to share with you the history of Bombón, a young dog that appeared at the beginning of last November in one of the refuges of the Jadoul Foundation  in a state of clear neglect.

A friend of the Foundation saw her and brought her directly to one of the centers of the  Jadoul Foundation in Cheste (Valencia).

“When Bombón arrived at the centre, the scenario was terrible” – Maria tells us, responsible of fundraising in Jadoul Foundation.  “We took her to the vet and they did several tests. She had a leishmania that had manifested cutaneous and due to the neglect and non-treatment of the disease, had affected the dog very aggressively. They prescribed special food, in addition to their medications, and special bathrooms to recover the skin and hair.

logo_1346From the first minute the dog proved to be an authentic sweetness, a real bonbon (hence its name). He allowed himself to do everything, and only had to endure the stinging when you healed her and stabbed you with a look of thanks when you finished. It broke our hearts. But as always, these furry ones we love so much do not give up, and she struggled and improved to become the preciousness that is now“, he adds.

Now, Bombón is a very nice dog, supper affectionate and, in the refuge of the Foundation she lives with many other dogs that, like her, look for a home.

After collecting the necessary funds so that 100 companuin animals of homeless people can have veterinary assistance, now the customers of Mascoteros will collaborate with Jadoul Foundation to help the 170 animals that, like Bombón, the Foundation host in order to ensure veterinary assistance and basic care.

Thanks to the amount that Mascoteros collect, Bombón and 170 more dogs will have food insured for a month and a half.

If you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

 

Worldcoo Team

 

Labor insertion of women in India

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Today is the International Women Day, a good occasion to take stock of the current situation in terms of gender equality, here and in other less developed countries.

vicente_ferrer_logoThis is the case, for example in India, a country where, according to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, “95% of Indian women work in the informal sector of the economy and their work is insecure, irregular, invisible and usually not recognized.

Given this scenario, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation has various programs in place to promote gender equality and fight for women’s rights in India.

logo_ticketmasterCoinciding with this important date, Ticketmaster will collaborate all this March with the Foundation to be able to take a step further in the labor insertion of women in India.

And throughout this month, when buying a ticket for any leisure event, Ticketmaster customers can add a euro in solidarity to their purchase and help the entity to 40 women in India who have suffered gender violence , are widows or have been abandoned can improve their autonomy through the generation of regular income.

The objective is to be able to carry out training workshops in relation to the production and commercialization of vegetable-based phenol (antiseptic and disinfectant product), because there is a stable demand for this product in the local market.

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Remember that if you want you can follow the process of donation day by day HERE.

 

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Fighting against leprosy in Africa

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Zacaris, the online shoes retail, has achieved its last challenge: collecting the necessary funds in order that 80 boys and girls from slums of Sangharsh Nagar, Powai, Kanjurmarg, Vikroli and Marol (Bombay) can receive medical checks and prevent ocular diseases with Mumbai Smiles.

In line with its social commitment, their new challenge now is to fight against leprosy in Benin (Africa), where over 55% of population have difficulties to access to health services and other basic services.

anesvadWith its help, the NGO Anesvad will be able to provide medical and hospital supplies kits (bandages, disinfectant material gloves…) to the Saint Camille Health Center in Benin, where the entity has been collaborating for years to end leprosy. Thanks of its solidarity, the center will be able to treat 80 people affected by this infectious disease, with special attention to children.  

If you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

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Vegetable garden kits for a healthy and quality diet

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Planeta Huerto has recently funded its latest project, which they will help to install a new micro-irrigation system that will ensure the food security of 10 families in the high Andean areas of Peru  through the NGO Ayuda en Acción.

This week they have started a new project in which customers who add one euro to their purchase, will be able to contribute to guarantee a healthy and quality diet of 320 families in Quiché (Guatemala), the second department in the country most affected by poverty, with an index of 41%.

educoThe entity with whom they will collaborate on this occasion is Educo. Educo will be able to combat this situation by distributing 50 orchard kits. Each kit contains 180 grams of a variety of seeds and 36 kilos of fertilizer and fertilizer. Thanks to the delivery of these kits, it will be possible to increase productivity, create reserves of basic grains for self-consumption, as well as strengthen new eating habits, personal hygiene and the home.

Remember that, if you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

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