Avogadro Environmental Corporation is a proud sponsor of Food for the Hungry based in Phoenix, AZ.
“In Africa, 75-250 million people will face water scarcity by 2020, and in some areas, crop yields could be reduced by 50%. Climate change will be an insidious reversal of our long-standing efforts to help the poor. Such impacts could create 200 million refugees and internally displaced persons by 2050. The Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) estimates the costs of adaptation to be $28-67 billion annually, with the upper and lower ranges based upon how severe one assumes the impacts will be.” http://www.fh.org/climate-fact-sheet
Food for the Hungry was founded in 1971 and helps some of the world’s most disadvantaged people in 26 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America through child development programs, agriculture and clean-water projects, health and nutrition programs, education, micro-enterprise loans and emergency relief.
They have been recognized repeatedly as one of the most efficient charitable organizations in America with more than 93 percent of total income, including commodities, directed to field programs. In order to accomplish these goals, they ship donated goods using matching grants from governments and corporations, and cooperate with other organizations in pooling resources for the purpose of gaining efficiencies.
Food for the Hungry holds themselves accountable before their donors and God to help people in need as effectively as possible and works diligently to maintain integrity and transparency in all financial practices.
“For 10 years now, AVOGADRO Environmental Corporation has partnered with Food for the Hungry to bring a better life to people all over the world. Food for the Hungry, a Christian relief and development organization, currently operates in 37 countries in South and Central America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Food for the Hungry’s programs are designed to train and equip communities to identify their development challenges and create solutions using local resources. For example, we organized four impoverished communities along the Tomoyo river in Bolivia to work together to build irrigation canals that tapped into the river water. As a result of this irrigation system, the communities have doubled and tripled their crop yields, are now selling their excess produce, and have eliminated malnutrition among their children!
We are extremely grateful for AVOGADRO’s faithfulness and generosity in supporting vital life-changing programs like this one. Just as AVOGADRO works for clean air and water here at home, they are helping bring water, food, healthcare, education and hope for the future to the poor and hungry all over the world!”
- Glynka Fritzmiller Corporate and Foundation Relations Food for the Hungry
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.
Each year, MSF doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators, and other medical and non-medical professionals depart on more than 4,700 aid assignments. They work alongside more than 25,800 locally hired staff to provide medical care.
In emergencies and their aftermath, MSF provides essential health care, rehabilitates and runs hospitals and clinics, performs surgery, battles epidemics, carries out vaccination campaigns, operates feeding centers for malnourished children, and offers mental health care. When needed, MSF also constructs wells and dispenses clean drinking water, and provides shelter materials like blankets and plastic sheeting.
Through longer-term programs, MSF treats patients with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, sleeping sickness, and HIV/AIDS, and provides medical and psychological care to marginalized groups such as street children.
MSF was founded in 1971 as the first nongovernmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and bear witness publicly to the plight of the people it assists. A private nonprofit association, MSF is an international network with sections in 19 countries.
MSF is often one of the first humanitarian organizations to arrive at the scene of an emergency. Its large-scale logistical capacity ensures that MSF emergency teams hit the ground with the specialized medical kits and equipment they need to start saving lives immediately.
Custom-designed by MSF for specific field situations, geographic conditions, and climates, a kit may contain a complete operating room, for example, or all of the supplies needed to treat hundreds of cholera patients. MSF kits and medical protocols have been replicated by relief organizations worldwide.
MSF has proven expertise in the field of epidemiology and is often called on to monitor, diagnose, and control outbreaks of diseases, such as cholera, meningitis, and measles.
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