FSD Program Site: Tola, Nicaragua            Organization Location: El Higueral, Tola, Nicaragua

The Community Committee of El Higueral manages on-going projects, charitable activities, and local events in their community.

Organization Overview

Once a month this grassroots organization meets with community members to discuss on-going projects, local events, charitable activities and other issues impacting their community. Nine members of the community are elected to form a 9-member board of directors, headed by a President, in order to represent the community and their needs at the local level.

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FSD Program Site: Jinja,           Organization Location: Jinja, Uganda
Organization Overview

Namwezi Health Centre III envisions an empowered, self-motivated health community in Jinja town and the small trading center of Mbiko. The organization tries to achieve this through the establishment of good-quality and sustainable health services closer to their homes. More specifically, they aim to help eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, reduce the incidence of malaria among pregnant women, and treat more people with HIV.

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FSD Program Site: Udaipur            Organization Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan

Jagran Jan Vikas Samiti (JVS) is committed to strengthening rural communities through facilitating local resource-based knowledge systems to improve the lives of the less fortunate in society and create community organizations for villagers to advocate for local issues and problems to establish equality-based, exploitation-free society.

Organization Overview

JJVS is a grassroots organisation with livelihood development programmes that work directly with the people. JJVS believes the best way to improve the socio-economic status of communities is to encourage people to determine development issues on their own. The organisation team believes each individual in the community can find solutions to these problems and strive to implement its programs keeping with the customs, culture, and tradition of the communities. JJVS has focused its efforts on solutions that provide direct socio-economic improvements to marginalised populations. Typically, it is the rural poor and tribal communities who have been neglected the most. Therefore, JJVS was formed around the idea of local empowerment and self-help.

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FSD Program Site: Udaipur            Organization Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan

Mission is to provide quality help to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) so their voices are heard on a local, regional, national, and international level.

Organization Overview

UNP+ works to improve the quality of life for PLWHA in Rajasthan, motivate and empower the community at large to further prevent and mitigate HIV/AIDS vulnerability and to generate awareness about HIV/AIDS. UNP+ strives to ensure that all medicine and vaccine trials are conducted ethically, clearly explained, and are strictly monitored.

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FSD Program Site: Tola, Nicaragua           Organization Location: Rivas, Nicaragua

A group dedicated to enriching the lives of disabled children and their parents.

Organization Overview

The Committee of Parents with Disabled Children (CPDC), otherwise known as “Los Pipitos,” is a group dedicated to enriching the lives of disabled children and their parents. Los Pipitos is a Nicaraguan NGO that operates with both national and international support. It has 85 chapters throughout the country, including the departmental chapter in Rivas.

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Puesto de Salud Nancimi

FSD Program Site: Tola, Nicaragua            Organization Location: Nancimi (rural Tola), Nicaragua

Provides healthcare and medications to the population in Nancimi and small surrounding communities free of cost.

Organization Overview

Puesto de Salud Nancimi (The Family Health Center of Nancimi) is dedicated to providing healthcare and medications to the population in Nancimi and small surrounding communities free of cost. Founded in 1988, the health post in Nancimi is a public institution within the network of the Ministry of Health (MINSA) in Nicaragua, and reports to the health center in Tola, Rivas. The health post provides free and universal health care without discrimination to all citizens. Target populations are children, adolescents and pregnant women, and services include: primary care, prevention and free medication (when available).

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Fundación Equinoterapia del Azul

FSD Program Site: Salta            Organization Location: Salta, Argentina
Organization Overview

Fundación Equinoterapia del Azul works in the province of Salta to rehabilitate children and young people with physical and mental disabilities through the therapeutic use of horses. The project was born in the town of Azul in 2005, but it was moved to the capital, Salta, in 2008, where it now operates with two centers. The foundation mainly takes care of children with cerebral palsy, autism or other severe disabilities; most of these children come from families in situations of social risk.

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Fundación Hope

FSD Program Site: Salta           Organization Location: Salta, Argentina

Improves the quality of life and medical assistance for children with cancer and their families during their treatment and afterwards.

Organization Overview

Fundación Hope improvs the quality of life and medical assistance for children with cancer and their families during their treatment and afterwards. The foundation was started in 2004 by parents of children with cancer, who were looking for information regarding treatments and support in the hospital Santa Clara de Asis. Since its founding, Fundación Hope has taken actions in both the public and private sectors to orient and accompany parents of the patients as well as provide the best medical attention for the cancer patients themselves.

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Bomu Medical Center (BMC)

FSD Program Site: Mombasa            Organization Location: Changamwe, Mombasa, Kenya

BMC is one of the premier NGO’s offering free comprehensive medical care of the highest standard to People Living With HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in the Coast Province.

Organization Overview

Bomu Medical Center is a project of the Mkomani Clinic Society (MCS), an entity that came into existence in the late 70’s; when a group of citizens who were conscious of the dire lack of accessible and affordable health care service for the marginalized populations, got together and established a small outpatient facility. BMC now has 2 satellite offices, over 300 employees and community-based workers, and provides several health care programs that cater to marginalized populations, specifically those affected by HIV/AIDS. BMC is well known for its good governance, transparency and accountability.

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The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Masaka)

FSD Program Site: Masaka            Organization Location: Masaka, Uganda

TASO strives to improve the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS as part of the larger effort to address the world’s AIDS pandemic. It promotes prevention, hope restoration, and general support physically and emotionally to its clients.

Organization Overview

TASO Masaka was started in 1998, initially with very few clients. As of 2008, its clientele has increased to several thousand people, indicating that the HIV/AIDS community is willingly seeking services in counseling, medical treatment, and social support. Today, TASO is the largest indigenous NGO providing HIV/AIDS services in Uganda. TASO’s values include the obligation to support people infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS; equal rights, shared responsibility, and equal opportunities; integrity; family spirit; and the promotion of human dignity.

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