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A gift of ANY AMOUNT will change lives.

“In a small but competitive pool of excellent submissions, the Committee found WD4H to be strong in all of the categories we consider in our evaluation process, including the demonstration of need, clear objectives, sound management, credibility and sustainability.  We are especially impressed by the simple, direct, and personal nature of the aid WD4H is providing communities and individuals in need, and the less measurable, but deeply impactful connection between those communities in Africa and your home community of Santa Barbara, forging attitudes of openness, and compassion and inclusion in the next generation.” 2016 World Dance for Humanity Grantor

Three great reasons to give through World Dance for Humanity:

  1. 100% of your gift will go to the people we serve in Rwanda – not a penny to administrative costs.
  2. The people we work with are at a bare subsistence level – a little goes a very long way in changing lives.
  3. We have a deep and committed relationship with these communities, and we share frequent updates from the field so you can get to know the people you’re helping.

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Or send a check to WD4H – 906 Nopal St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
All donations are tax-deductible – Federal Tax ID #46-2890372

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1 chicken and chick front c5 CHICKENS $25
We are helping our communities start poultry projects that will bring desperately needed income from the sale of eggs, and provide an important source of protein for the families. Our first donation for the purchase of chickens in Rwanda will go to the Umunezero and Komera Cooperatives in the mountains above Kigali.

Many years back, nobody thought chickens could contribute towards our development. This caused Rwanda to depend on eggs from Uganda. We have learned that raising chickens can be a business and through the production of eggs, and we have learned how to care for the chickens. We will do this with our full commitment. We are so happy to make this part of our survival and progress. – Bertha Kampire, Cokawi Cooperative

1 goat Gentile Nyiraneza1 GOAT $45
The gift of a goat changes a family’s life. The goats give birth twice a year, usually to twins, which the family nurtures with great care. The babies are bred, sold, or given to another family. The income is used by the family to pay for food, medical care, and education. The manure from the goats increases crop yield so the family has enough to eat, and extra to sell. Goats bring such joy to these families – they are now true farmers! Having an animal that is all theirs, to raise and to care for, gives them dignity, pride, and economic security.

We will all love this goat so much – we feel she is part of our family members. This goat will play a big role in our development by providing fertilizer for our good production and money from offspring to solve our financial problems. All of this because of our donors’ love.  – Gentile, Komera Cooperative

1 Holy cow kids Oder$100 SHARE OF A COW, $1,000 WHOLE COW
World Dance for Humanity provides cows to each of the Cooperatives we serve. With $1,000 we can purchase a full-grown, pregnant cow that is cared for by the community. Each family takes a part in tending to the cows and gets a portion of the milk and manure. The milk provides nutrition for babies, toddlers, and AIDS patients, who, without good nutrition, are highly susceptible to illnesses such as malaria and typhus. The cows are hybrids of Holstein (Friesians) and local cows, and are purchased in Uganda.

We are so much grateful for our donors! Seeing this cow, I see fertilizer, milk, and money for the things we need most. I see that a future is possible. I see hope. Our dreams are becoming a reality so quickly since we connected with our sisters in WD4H. So many thanks to them.  – Valerie Munezero, Twirererabana Cooperative

1 kids Abishyizehamwe1 YEAR OF SCHOOL: $50 Primary, $350 Secondary, $1,000 College
During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, most of the schools were destroyed and many of the teachers killed. An entire generation lost the chance to get an education. Some children and young adults began school in the past few years with help from the government, but this well has dried up, leaving them without hope for an education or a future. You can help send a child to school by making a general donation to our Education Fund, or by sponsoring your own student.

It has given me a true meaning to my life to be in school after the years I spent feeling rejected and ignored in my community. I used to think that I was only meant to be at home and could not figure out the future of my life. My sponsor has given me the answers to all those questions I had.  – Christine Niyonsenga, Twisungane Cooperative

Contact Janet to learn about our Sponsorship Program

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