Across Country or Global
Ryan's Well (www.ryanswell.ca) supports safe water, sanitation and hygiene education programs in partnership with local non-governmental and community organizations. Its continued efforts improve the lives of people impacted by global water and sanitation crisis with sustainable access to safe water and sanitation.
Ryan’s Well named a well after us in Omoro subcounty, Alebtong district, in the village of Oculukori. The well was put in for the village of approximately 310 people. However, since there has been no rain since last August, people from other villages are also using the well. It was completed in November of 2016. The community has a project committee in place and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) training was provided to the community. The committee collects fees for future maintenance and repairs. Pump mechanics are trained so the network need for repairs is in place so there is little down time.
Homes of Hope/Youth with a mission: Each year in March, Panatella Dental provides the funds necessary to build one home for a family in need in Tijuana, Mexico. In 2016, Jodi Thurmeier and her daughter will join the mission to help build a home as well as fund one.
Kiva (www.kiva.org) is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
World Vision Child Sponsorship (www.worldvision.ca).