Ever wonder if the things we do in the world make a difference? Read what one of our Solidarity Workers had to say after spending a summer seeing NCP grants in action:
"I've seen these projects, and I can confidently say that any money you give will do good things for the people of Nimule...people I've met and come to love. All of the money you give goes to help Paskwale buy new seeds to plant, help more women like Rebecca be trained as tailors and receive loans to buy sewing machines, help students like Kadema stay in school by giving them scholarships for school fees, help with the retention of girls in school by giving them sanitary products, help reduce the prevalence of malaria by aiding the production and distribution of mosquito nets...and your money goes directly to these projects. There's no middle man and no overhead...one of the things that makes New Community Project great." - Sarah Durnbaugh of Indianapolis, 2008 NCP Solidarity Worker, Nimule, Sudan (read the entirety of Sarah's final report from Sudan here)
The Give a Girl a Chance project helps girls and women get the education and skills training they need to live happy, healthy and productive lives. For girls, experts say that an education is the key to later marriage, fewer children, and a life of opportunity—yet millions either never attend school or are withdrawn at an early age due to gender or poverty. For lack of better opportunities, women are often reduced to near-slave labor or the sex trade or at best work that is demeaning. This fund works through grassroots groups in South Sudan, Burma, and Central America.
Our If a Tree Falls... project supports reforestation efforts in South Sudan and Burma, and helps preserve threatened rainforest in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Restoring or protecting forests provides flood protection, carbon storage, water purification, climate regulation, wildlife habitat and homes for native communities, usable natural products, and preserves the beauty and integrity of these last remaining wild places. In each location, we work through local partners with a deep commitment to protecting the earth.