Vocational Skills and Human Rights in rural Nicaragua.

CESESMA is a small indigenous NGO, focussing on the promotion of educational and human rights of children and young people in rural areas of Nicaragua. ElectricAid has had a modest-enough funding relationship with CESESMA since 2005 – our total commitment in that time has been just over €30,000. Our most recent funding was for a…

Support for Overseas Aid remains strong in Ireland.

Dóchas, the umbrella body for Overseas Development Aid, recently commissioned MRBI to sample attitudes in Ireland to ODA. The results confirm the Irish public’s strong and consistent support.  We constantly over-estimate what the Government spends on ODA – and still think it should do much more.  Thankfully, the “Trump” agenda does not appear to have impacted…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

July Funding – 28 projects, 15 countries.

  In our July 2016 funding round, ElectricAid is committing a massive €211,000 to 28 projects in 15 different countries – from Ireland to India, and from Nepal to Niger. This is separate from and additional to the €20,000 also committed to the Ethiopian Drought and Food Crisis. We are still leaving 10 applications behind…