Who We Serve
Since it's inception over 20 years ago, Peace Builders has provided much needed medical and other aid to millions of children around the world. Below are a few examples of the children, in orphanages, warzones, disaster situations and confronted by extreme poverty that we have sent aid to.
RUCHIKA SOCIAL SERVICES, BHUBANESWAR,INDIA
Peace Builders has shipped three 40 foot containers of aid to Ruchika. Ruchika has committed itself to extricating street children from theft apparently hopeless lives by providing safety,nutrition and education. Ruchika helps thousands of orphaned children who live on train platforms and in the slums. Peace Builders has shipped approximately 400,000 pieces of new clothing to Ruchika as well as medical supplies, toys and school supplies. Ruchika and local government officials have created an annual holiday "Rainbow of Apparel" in which they give away the clothes that Peace Builders provides. Through Peace Builders donations Ruchika has been able to establish a library as well as a mobile toy lending library.
HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF
Peace Buiders sent the largest amount of aid from California to Hurfican Katrina victims withthe partipation of Sutler Health and Federal Expf ess. Approximately 1,000 boxes of medicalsupplies were sent on September 2005 and on September 20, 2005 sent another 600 boxes oftoiletries, sheets, towels, bedding, school supplies and clothing.
TIBETAN CHILDREN'S VILLAGE
The Tibetan Children's Village helps the thousands of Tibetan refugee children who had been orphaned or separated from their families during the arduous escape from their homeland. Peace Builders worked with the government of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to bring a 40 foot container of aid to these children. This included medical supplies for their clinic, new clothes and shoes.
There are 650 boys and girls at the orphanage. The age of the orphans is between 4-15 years. There has been war in Afghanistan for over 25 years. As a result many children have lost thief parents Many are disabled. Peace Builders sent a 20 foot container of hand knitted sweaters, gloves and blankets which the children are wearing below.
HARRARE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
J.F. Kapnek Trust - U.S. together operate the largest pediatric HW/AIDS transmission prevention program in Zimbabwe, Africa - serving approximately 900 birthing centers and200,000 pregnant women. On February 17, 2012 Peace Builders will send a 40 foot container of medical supplies, 10,000 children' s books and approximately 100,000 pieces of new children's clothes to Kapnek Trust who are assisting in rebuilding the Harare Children's Hospital and who operate 80 pre-schools. This will be Peace Builders third shipment to Zimbabwe.
HAITI- EARTHQUAKE DISASTER RELIEF
After the 2010 Earthquake, Peace Builders shipped two 40 foot ocean freight containers to International Relief and Development on the ground in Haiti. The containers included aproximately $300,000 of new clothes, medical supplies, baby food and other essential supplies such as tents and bedding. In 2011, Peace Builders sent continuing aid in partnership with U.S. Navy Project Handclasp.
TSUNAMI RELIEF - SRI LANKA
December 2004 - Peace Builders sent 1,000 boxes of medical supplies to tsunami victims inSri Lanka through the Sri Lankan Ministry of Women's Empowerment. The supplies were donated by California Pacific Medical Center and Mills Peninsula Health Services.
LOTUS CHILDREN'S CENTER ULAAN
The Lotus Children's Centre is a Mongolian non-profit, non-government organization working with vulnerable children and families to provide the basic human rights of shelter, food and education. We care for up to 150 abused, orphaned and abandoned children at any one time.LOWS has developed a kindergarten and a primary school to provide educational foundation,and is developing vocational pathways for employment opportunities.
SISTERS OF THE HOLY NAMES ORPHANAGE,
LESOTHO, SOUTH AFRICA
This orphanage helps the Basutho who continue to suffer from years of periodic drought and the HIV/AIDS epidemic is proving catastrophic with more than 40 percent of the population infected. Peace Builders partnered with MedShare to send much needed medical supplies, clothes, shoes and toys to the orphaned children.
KONDWA DAY CENTER FOR ORPHANS
The name "KONDWA" means "BE HAPPY" in Nyanja, one of the local languages widely spoken in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. This is the goal of the Center, to bring happiness into the lives of the orphaned children who live in one of the most deprived areas of Lusaka. All of the orphaned children are traumatized by the death of their parent(s). In addition. they are from impoverished homes and most of them are left under the care of grandparents who are too old to make any meaningful living. The orphans are malnourished and cannot afford to go to school.Many are born HW positive hence open to all sorts of diseases. These children have a right to education, medical care, love and attention to their physical, social and spiritual needs. This is what the Kondwa Centre strives to provide.
BAL VIKAS ASHRAM
Bal Vikas Ashram is a rehabilitation center for children aged 8-14 who have been rescued from slavery. The Ashram organized raids to free children who have been taken hundreds of miles from their home villages and sold to carpet loom owners. Each year the Ashram carries out 10 raids and releases approximately 100 children. The children they rescue are often in a miserable state: they have been forced to weave mugs for 12-15 hours a day, locked in, fed only what it takes to keep them alive and kept in constant fear in order to prevent them from trying to escape.