March for Life – 25 fantastic fundings in March.

ElectricAid funded a lower-than-usual number of projects in January – but demand bounced back with a vengeance for our March funding round. We evaluated 32 applications worth €351,000, well beyond our capacity to fund. We deferred some, rejected others, and trimmed many, and arrived at a package of 25 approved fundings, to a total value…

Hunger in Ethiopia – Back to ElectricAid’s roots.

ElectricAid was founded in 1987 as a reaction to the Ethiopian famine of that time. Twenty-nine years later in 2016 we approved a €20,000 funding of Concern’s emergency nutritional feeding programme for vulnerable women and children in 3 areas of Ethiopia, which had suffered drought and crop failures. So much for progress against poverty and…

“Back to School” – Aidlink

Aidlink is a long-standing partner for ElectricAid. We have had a reliable and successful relationship with funding them since 2005. Since 2012, we have funded Aidlink with about €28,000 for their “Back to School” Adult Education Programme in Lodwar, Kenya. The programme is implemented to give young adults a second chance at education. School completion…

Irish Red Cross: Winter Storms 2015/16

ElectricAid has always responded to emergencies – whether in Nepal or Naas, Haiti or Athlone. In December 2015, we funded the Irish Red Cross with €10,000 towards their work alleviating the effects of storms and flooding in the horrible winter of 2015/6. Our funding went into the “general pot” of storm alleviation funds, used all…

Water for All in Muvamba

SERVE is a small Irish NGO doing basic but fantastically effective work in sub-Saharan Africa, mostly in WASH (water & sanitation) and solar power. Their “Water for All” Programme in Muvamba, Mozambique was a multi-annual project focused on providing a range of water sources to poor and under-served rural communities. Since 2012, ElectricAid has funded…