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Common Ground Relief (606)
United States - Louisiana / $1,080
Flow Funder: Chimene Hickey
Year Funded: 2009
This New Orleans-based organization provides "short term relief for victims of hurricane disasters in the gulf coast region, and long term support in rebuilding the communities affected in the New Orleans area." A gift was invested in their Wetland Restoration Project, revitalizing local bayous by replanting indigenous plants.
Global Women's Water Initiative (GWWI) (595)
Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria / $15,000
Flow Funder: Jan Hartsough
Year Funded: 2010
A gift was shared in the form of seed grants with African women implementing water projects, through three small non-governmental organizations (A Single Drop, Crabgrass, and Women's Earth Alliance). These three organizations have combined to create the Global Women's Water Initiative (GWWI), and have organized Safe Water Trainings in Africa. Because over 1.2 billion people - over 60% of them women - lack access to safe water and the fact that more people die from polluted water than from violence (including wars), a year-long training program was created with the goal of empowering local women with technology and project-planning skills to launch Safe Water Projects in their home communities. Attendants come from Ghana, Togo, Liberia, Nigeria, and Cameroon.
Nomad Foundation (572)
United States - California, Niger / $1,000
Flow Funder: Larry Yee
Year Funded: 2010
Founded by artist and humanitarian, Leslie Clark, the Nomad Foundation is dedicated to helping the nomads of the Tuareg and Wodaabe tribes of Niger to support them using expertise that has sustained them for centuries. Balancing cultural traditions with economic development the Nomad Foundation focuses on five essential areas: water, food, education, health, and work. They also engage in famine relief and are helping with the building of the Tamesna Center for Nomadic Life and the Tamesna Medical Clinic. Many of these people have never ever seen a doctor.
Coal River Mountain Watch (CRMW) (560)
United States - West Virginia / $750
Year Funded: 2010
This grassroots organization was formed in direct response to the fear and frustration of the communities living near or downstream from large mountaintop removal sites. Their three major campaigns - Mountaintop Removal, Sludge Disposal, and Stopping Toxic Waste Storage near schools - have all been successful, in spite of everything working against them.
Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) (559)
United States - Maryland / $7,500
Year Funded: 2010
The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) was formed to restore the Anacostia River, so that it is once again a clean and healthy place to live nearby and visit. Since 1989, AWS has worked to protect and clean the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the area's heritage. What moves me most about the work of AWS is the emphasis they place on both environmental and economic justice. They are restoring not only the natural elements of the river, but also the communities which live near the river. Over the years, AWS has focused on bringing jobs to the area and developing recreational activities on the river, including giving urban youth their first experiences with boating, hiking and healing the planet. By supporting the work of AWS I know I am not only helping to clean the river, but also creating a space where nature will once again flourish, the community will be healthier, and the crucial issues of environmental racism are addressed directly.
Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) (511)
United States, Philippines, Armenia / $1,000
This worldwide strategic alliance of local, national and international women's organizations and networks is active in the areas of sustainable development, water & sanitation, poverty, and gender. It consists of 24 women's networks with subsidiaries in approximately 100 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Western Europe.
Well for Village (508)
Togo / $350
Well for Village
Sankat Mochen Foundation (505)
India / $3,000
Sankat Mochen Foundation For Cleaning up the Ganges River
Living Water System Model (479)
United States - Minnesota / $3,500
This community project's intention is to convince the city of Duluth, Minnesota USA to make the first sustainable bio-remediation project to protect Lake Superior from the run-off of the city. Sustainable systems are not yet acceptable by city governments except as tokens to the environmental movement. They are usually less expensive to build and far less expensive to maintain and therefore are viewed as anti-growth. Our gift attracted matching funding for the project.
Keepers of the Waters in Beijing, China (477)
China / $4,000
Flow Funder: Betsy Damon
Year Funded: 2001
A gift was shared to develop "Keepers of the Waters in Beijing," a major art/science event. This gift also helped with the development of a web site for ecological artists in China.
Lu Hong Yen & Environmental Education Programs (476)
China / $6,000
Flow Funder: Betsy Damon
Sichuan University is the 4th largest University in China and has mandatory Environmental Education for all its undergraduates. Lu Hong Yen is a passionate and devoted environmental educator and activist, and this program links with the Keepers of the Waters organization, as well as other projects throughout China.
Scotland Ecosystem Rejuvenation Project (455)
United States, United Kingdom / $4,000
This project focuses on the restoration of Scotland's watersheds - in particular the Tweed River ecosystems. A gift was shared to continue their work to create greater harmony and balance through ancient and new physics.
The Scotland Watershed Restoration Project (453)
United Kingdom / $27,000
Information has been mapped and compiled for Scotland's water quality, toxic wastes, soil fertility and contamination, existing plant and animal habitats, native plant communities, wildlife prior to total deforestation, and the impact of pollution on human health. Research was done to determine best lands to acquire for model reforestation projects in Scotland. Seed mix, tree communities for forest ecosystem restoration was completed.
Dorothy Purley, Water Information Network (394)
United States - New Mexico / $1,000
Dorothy Purley is a Native American activist from the Paguate Village in the Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico USA. She has been affected by the the uranium mining of her land, but she still manages to travel the globe, despite her poor health, and speak about radiation poisoning of indigenous Americans.
Mendocino County Releaf (375)
United States - California / $2,500
A gift was shared to support a "pocket park" in Ukiah, California USA, dedicated to the Russian River Watershed and the children of the Ukiah Valley. This park will have an actual recycling "running stream" and rock waterfall celebrating the life-giving nature of the Russian River and the diversity of its culture.
Mendocino Land Trust/Big River Estuary Conservation Project (371)
United States - California / $2,000
As woodlands and coastal access in California continue to vanish under economic pressure for more and more development, the Mendocino Land Trust is working to permanently conserve Mendocino County's critical natural resources, working farmlands, forests, and public coastal access. A gift was shared to support the Big River Estuary Conservation Project, which includes 24 miles of the longest, undammed estuary in the state of California and hundreds of miles of contiguous trails. These 18,000 acres of protected wilderness also includes a virgin Redwood forest and the only 50-acre wetlands marsh known to exist within a virgin forest in North America.
Baltic Sea Information Center, Sosnovybourg, St.Petersburg (349)
Russian Federation / $850
This closed area where the government is continuing to build nuclear power plants is supported by other Baltic Sea neighbors like Finland that buy their power from this plant. Oleg Bodrov, whose life has been threatened for his dedicated work continues to publish articles in a monthly bulletin to educate the Baltic Sea activists. He needed a duplicating machine since he can no longer gain access to the machine at the plant.
Ukrainian Uranium Mining Group (345)
Ukraine / $100
In Kirovograd, Ukraine there are three uranium mines near the population center. The local green group is trying to seal the mine which is not working and to draw public attention to the problems associated with Uranium mining.
Mattole Salmon Group (MSG) (342)
United States - California / $100
A gift was shared with this community-based, salmon enhancement program.
Development of water filter to protect against infection (341)
Russian Federation / $500
Development of water filter to protect against infection Potable water is well known to be a problem in St. Petersburg. One promising solution is home water filters. I funded the testing and certification of a filter to protect people against microbe infection, bacteria viruses including Hepatitis A. Yuri, a thirty five year old scientist is diligently trying to perfect the filter seal. As you know scientists are having an extremely difficult time due to the economic situation. I may also have found a contact for his filter production.
Krasnoyarsk Ecological Movement (340)
Russian Federation / $2,000
Krasnoyarsk Ecological Movement Conference in the spring 1996 on threats posed by RT-2, a nuclear fuel reprocessing site under construction. If completed it would be the largest in the world. The operation would pose an enormous threat to the city of Krasnoyarsk(population one million) and to the environment. Start-up funds to enable Victor Mikheev, a hard hitting journalist who devotes time and energy to public dangers posed by RT-2, to organize this conference for next Spring.
Grassroots Clean Water Action (338)
Russian Federation, United States - California / $2,150
Porosino Ecological School in Tomsk, Russia, is unique in their focus on environmental issues. A gift was shared to help write a grant to link this school with Le-Conte, a farm school in Berkeley, California USA, where children do water testing, educate the community about the causes of water pollution, and learn to collect data.
Ecological Initiative Tomsk, Russia (336)
Russian Federation / $150
Ecological Initiative Tomsk, Russia Tomsk in Siberia is the area of the former gulags. It is also the area of a secret nuclear weapons manufacturing city. Independent scientists have found radioactive pollution in the river, Chernoble syndrome in the children who live across the river from the nuclear plant, and discovered lies on the part of the government concerning dangers of explosions from the plant and leakage from the storage of plutonium. (last May there was an explosion releasing radioactive material into the atmosphere) I have funded a professional dictaphone for a Tomsk journalist who has a weekly radio show on the environment. I got a matching grant from Sacred Earth Network. Tomsk Ecological Initiative wanted informational materials produced from the point of view of activists concerning nuclear waste, versus the government viewpoint.
Beijing Conference fees (335)
Russian Federation, Uzbekistan / $600
Beijing Conference fees I am trying to raise the money for both of the women heading two projects, to represent areas of extreme ecological devastation at the Beijing Women's Conference in September. One participant has already raised her own airfare.
Perzent Karalkalpakistan, Uzbekistan (334)
Uzbekistan / $2,500
Many large international agencies have done research in the Aral Sea area, but few actually have operational programs. Mothers' breast milk is toxic, the drinking water is polluted, and there is the highest rate of infant mortality in the FSU. I first funded a pamphlet written in the Karalkalpak language for teenagers who marry and have children at 16-19 years of age, concerning sanitation, drinking water, and health. After consulting with Oral Atanyazova in Nukus, I've decided to additionally fund a monthly women's bulletin based loosely on the book "Our Bodies, Ourselves" Oral is an independent woman Gynecologist and now Ph.d, of Karalkalpak origin, who is deeply committed to the health of her people and is bursting with good ideas. She is a real hope for change and I am working to get UNICEF involved with her visionary future for the women of her region.
Movement for Nuclear Safety-Chelyabinsk (Urals) (333)
Russian Federation / $2,000
A grass roots environmental organization attempting to address the ecological disaster of government dumping radioactive waste into their river in the 50's One river town is so dangerous that standing on the banks produces lethal doses of radiation in just one hour. Further down river, cows graze and children play. MNS is concerned about ecological problems resulting from the nuclear weapons industry. They are afraid that polluted waters from lakes outside of town will eventually contaminate the city's drinking water and do not trust the government studies. I gave them money to use the already collected data to find out which direction the contamination was moving and whether it was moving toward the city's drinking water The second phase of the project is to produce maps and a publication to publicize the potential disaster. Only by providing written scientific data will the government and policy making community believe their findings. Note of explanation! The Soviets are a very literate population and rely heavily on written data. As a general rule their educated population is willing to absorb dense scientific treatises, which Americans would shun as too detailed. This is an example of funding a project through the eyes of a Russian. The MNS staff has completed the research and are in the process of compiling the maps. These will be used as proof of the seriousness of the potential pollution of the drinking water of Chelyabinsk, a city of 300,000 population, and the opportunity for the government to prevent this disaster. My contact, Natalia, is a dynamic outspoken former city councilwoman who started the nuclear watchdog operation and has a million ideas for important projects. Her organization is respected both by government and by the local populace.
Water Supply- Sanitation (290)
India / $500
Restoration of traditional water tanks.
Trees for Food & Future (267)
Burkina Faso / $2,000
Flow Funder: Sobonfu Some
This project was born to better preserve the water in the villages of Indini and Zinkone, Burkina Faso by digging wells. As well as the creation of these wells, a total of 1,600 native trees were planted and the villagers and school children are required to water and care for the trees. We hope this project will grow each year.
Alvaro Obregon (205)
Mexico / $4,235
Flow Funder: Tamara Sabitova
Alvaro Obregon is a poor rural community in the mountains near Ixhuatlan in the state of Vera Cruz in Mexico. The population's diet is limited to maize, beans and chili, which they produce themselves. The village has no running water, nor drainage and each family has to collect water several times a day from a spring 1.5 km down the mountain. The problems facing the people in Alvaro Obregon include migration of the young men, malnutrition (especially of the children) and numerous and frequent health problems like diarrhea, parasites, stomach pains, fever, and bronchitis. The ailments are mainly related to their poor diet, inadequate toilet facilities, cold and drafty houses, lack of medical attention, and a smoky indoor environment from cooking over open fires, which affect the women in particular. A Flow Fund Gift was shared to help this community of people.
Water Pipe Repair (175)
Kazakhstan / $11
Flow Funder: Tamara Sabitova
A gift was shared to help repair the water pipes in a family's home who had been left without running water for the entire summer.
Irrigation Project (159)
Kazakhstan / $500
Flow Funder: Nilzia Rakhisheva
A gift was shared to purchase an electric pump to enable effective irrigation of higher land to prevent salinization and degradation of agricultural lands. With this pump, four families can plant melon crops to sell.
Bathhouse for Locals (122)
Kazakhstan / $1,000
Flow Funder: Ludmila Kurtavtseva
Funds were shared to open a local bathhouse where people with low incomes can now afford to bathe.
Multimedia & Experiential Presentation by Luisah Teish (62)
United States / $1,000
A gift was shared with Luisah Teish, a Uruba Priestess, to create a traveling multimedia experiential presentation on the importance of water in Africa.
Echoes of the Ancestors (54)
United States, Ghana, Senegal / $33,216
Flow Funder: Sobonfu Some
A gift was shared to support the work of Echoes of the Ancestors, an organization that is bringing indigenous wisdom to the West. They also work to provide drinking water to indigenous people in West Africa.
Water Wells Project (25)
Pakistan / $4,500
Flow Funder: John Malloy
A Flow Fund Gift was shared to support the digging of wells in drought-stricken Tharparkar, in the province of Sindh in Pakistan. Twenty-two hand-pump wells were constructed, with the help of other funders.