January Funding: New Year, New Hope, New Beginnings

ElectricAid has kicked off the New Year with 14 new fundings of a total value of €136,000. Thousands of the world’s most needy people will derive new hope, and the beginnings of self-sustainable development. The funding committed includes water & irrigation projects in Ghana, Zambia and Swaziland, and school & education projects in Kenya, Zambia,…

Good News! in Kenya … and now in Mozambique

The Good News! Trust is a fairly small faith-based charity, located in Jersey, and with excellent links with the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission and in rural Kenya. In the last 10 years, they have completed a massive 102 school rehabilitation projects, and 62 water & sanitation (WASH) projects, in a relatively-small rural area around Oyugis,…

November, November – Preparation, Creation

In the words of the song, November is a time for preparation and creation. ElectricAid’s November funding round commitment of €166,297 to 19 different proposals certainly fits that bill. From a replacement rural school in Nepal, to supporting a block-making enterprise for people with disabilities in Zambia, we are helping to prepare people for a…

Saúde Crianca – community child health in Brazil

This application sought help for their multi-dimensional child and family health support programme, targeting 50 seriously-ill children and their families in Florianópolis, SE Brazil. These children are chronically ill – with HIV, cancer, cardiac issues etc. The application was very well supported by Irish referees who knew the project well. One of the principles is…

Trachoma Ghana – Sightsavers

  These images tell the story of Chief Abdul-Rahman Neindow in the village of Zuozugu, near to Tamale in Ghana. When Trachoma goes untreated, it becomes Trichiasis, where the eyelids turn in upon themselves so that the lashes are constantly scratching the eye. At this stage, only surgery, using TT kits, can save a person’s…

September Harvest

ElectricAid’s September Funding Round saw us approve 16 really excellent projects with a massive €158,000.  The projects range from elder care in Ireland, to Honey processing in Kenya; from solar power in Nicaragua to portable clean energy stoves in Bangladesh. These fundings will change the lives of thousands of people, and, as ever, are only…

Clean Water for Gran Sab & Keynober

  Haven is a small Irish NGO, specialising in community development projects in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. This simple project involved the extension of a water supply to the commune of Gran Sab on Isle a Vache, an extremely poor island off the south coast of Haiti, and the rehabilitation of existing wells in the…