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2014 Nourish Impact Report


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2014 Nourish Impact Report

  1. 1. 2014 IMPACT REPORT
  2. 2. 2014 Impact Report IMPACT by the numbers 12 COUNTRIES 143 PROJECT INTERNS STUDENT INTERNS GAVE AN ESTIMATED 36,051 HOURS TO THEIR PARTNER ORGANIZATION $106,512 INVESTED IN COMMUNITY PARTNERS ABROAD Our Project Partners: ASIA: MEERA Slukat VIEWS 28 PROJECTS SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA: Arajuno Road Project Chijnaya FADCANIC Fundacion Junkabal & ByoEarth Maya Traditions Mayan Families MOCHE Inc. Project Amazonas Triple Salto UPAVIM AFRICA: Better Family Foundation Community Concerns Uganda Global Health Network (Uganda) Global Mamas Good Hope Orphanage Healthy Development Initiative RASD Rural Healthcare Foundation Uganda Rural Fund
  3. 3. 2014 Impact Report IMPACT partnership Our Model Nourish International leverages student activism, social enterprise, and sustainable development projects with community-based partner organizations to have a lasting impact on extreme poverty. DUAL IMPACT 1. Developing student leaders as lifelong agents of social change. 2. Empowering community leaders with the capacity to effectively disrupt the vicious cycle of poverty that is perpetuated generation after generation. We do this by entering into mutually beneficial partnerships through which students and communities learn from and with each other. 100% of our partners said they would recommend working with Nourish International to other organizations in their space. University of Pittsburgh and Maya Traditions "The students were central to the success of the project. While much needed work was done in the garden, the students made lasting connections with staff, artisans, and healers, ultimately leaving an impact that wasn't foreseen.” – Erin Kokdil, Program Director, Maya Traditions
  4. 4. 2014 Impact Report IMPACT sustainability 100% of the partner organizations we worked with in 2012 confirmed that at least one component of the Nourish Project has continued in the students’ absence. RELATIONSHIP BUILDING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT UNM AND Viva Nicaragua, 2011 PROJECT OUTCOMES “All of the homes have roofs and families live in healthier conditions. The school no longer leaks and the children have latrines to use so attendance has increased. The well in San Blas no longer floods and animals do not enter into the well area. The people are more aware of the importance of protecting their water supply.” – Carrie McCracken, Viva Nicaragua “We absolutely love working with Nourish Intl. chapters and their students. NI volunteers appear to be very grounded and genuine in their motives for participating in projects.” – Hyun Namkoong, MOCHE “Working with the Nourish International groups has been wonderful... The fact that students themselves take the lead on a lot of the preparation and implementation is part of the key to success, and is a great way to develop leadership.” – Devon Graham, Project Amazonas
  5. 5. 93% of students reported an improved understanding of other cultures or other ways of life. 96% of students reported that their experience with Nourish has better prepared them for their careers. 2014 Impact Report IMPACT leadership OSU and Triple Salto Virginia Tech and Mayan Families "Nourish International has absolutely changed my life by helping me to grow as an individual. Not only have I gained valuable skills in leadership and social enterprise, but I've also gained insight on different cultures and sustainable international development practices.” - Maxie Wirtz, Ohio State University UMN and Global Mamas
  6. 6. 2014 Impact Report IMPACT health Syracuse University and GHN(U)- Uganda Problem: Preventable illnesses are widespread in villages throughout the Oyam District of northern Uganda due to the lack of proper sanitation and hygiene systems. Many children are kept out of school and adults are unable to work as a result, decreasing their chances of rising out of poverty. “The partnership gave us a great opportunity to learn from each other. The project was successful because of the human capital and financial support rendered by the Syracuse chapter to GHNU community beneficiaries. Their enthusiasm, zeal and passion to help, worked out a great deal in augmenting project implementation.” -Dr. Bob Achura, GHN(U) Our Solution: Project Interns from Syracuse University helped build 3 pit latrines for vulnerable families with disabled family members to decrease illness caused by poor sanitation. The students also spoke in schools and to women’s groups throughout the Oyam district about preventing illness through simple techniques for maintaining good hygiene. “The highest point of the project for me was going to the primary schools to educate students about health and sanitation. It was amazing to see such bright minds interested in improving their community one step at a time.” –Lily Kim, Syracuse University
  7. 7. IMPACT nutrition Indiana University and Mayan Families- Guatemala “I believe that Mayan Families is a wonderful organization, and the amount of work that they do in the surrounding towns is amazing and completely beneficial.” - Annie Dietrick, Indiana University 2014 Impact Report Problem: Roughly 69.5% of the Panajachel, Guatemala community suffers from chronic malnutrition. Temporary solutions, like food donations, have proved to be unsustainable. The community needs a more reliable resource for nutrition. "The students gained insight into daily life and common struggles of the majority of Guatemalans in weekly participation in a community garden present in an impoverished primarily indigenous village." -Becky Rushford, Mayan Families Our Solution: Project Interns from Indiana University worked to build a community garden and train community members to tend the garden and grow produce. Students also led nutrition workshops demonstrating the importance of cleaning food products and practicing good hygiene. They also provided meal ideas to cook the fresh produce.
  8. 8. IMPACT infrastructure 8 2014 Impact Report University of New Mexico, Arizona State University, and UC Berkeley with FADCANIC - Nicaragua Problem: Women and girls walk up to two to three days to get to Pueblo Nuevo to receive medical care. Therefore they have to stay at a shelter in town before and after giving birth. The conditions of the house are poor and, among other problems, it lacks electricity. 5 "They came with the purpose of doing the project and without them, it would never have happened.” – Carlos Alvarez, FADCANIC Student intern Nadia Cabrera from the UNM Chapter expressed that her high point of the Nourish Project was “developing relationships with the local people.” Our Solution: Project Interns from UC Berkeley and UNM worked with FADCANIC and community members to demolish the current “house” and build a new one that can adequately provide for the needs of the women.
  9. 9. 2014 Impact Report IMPACT education Pennsylvania State University, Juniata College, and Duke University with Community Concerns Uganda - Uganda Problems: The community lacks opportunities to generate income, so many people are born into poverty and have very few options for earning a living. There is also a high prevalence of STD’s, HIV/AIDS, and unplanned pregnancies among youth in the community. Nangulu Michael from CCUg expressed that hosting Nourish students during the Project “gave [the community] an inspiration to become better business managers and rise up against their present circumstances, not to wait for outsiders to teach them how to do it.” Our Solutions: The Group Savings Program (GSP) was designed to help the community learn about economic development by creating a culture of saving. The program will also help women entrepreneurs gain access to small loans at regular intervals. The Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Project will provide necessary education to help youth stay in school longer by avoiding STDs, HIV/AIDS, and early pregnancy. This will allow them to build a better future, disrupting the cycle of poverty that is perpetuated from generation to generation. “CCUg is an organization that is truly impacting the Ugandan community and impacting poverty.” – Madison Enos, Duke University
  10. 10. 2014 Impact Report IMPACT enterprise The Ohio State University and Triple Salto- Educador Problem: The communities in Quito are affected by malnutrition and families struggle to attain sufficient produce. Combined with the lack of viable income generating activities, families are faced with significant challenges in efforts to stay healthy. Our Solution: The Ohio State University Chapter worked alongside community members to build greenhouses where families can grow produce, leading to a decrease in malnutrition. The extra produce generated by the greenhouses will be sold, producing a new source of income for the community. “Through [my Ecuadorian host family], I managed to get a great and well-rounded idea of their culture and history, [which] allowed me to understand why we were there [working on this Project].” - Jorge Oquendo, OSU “[The Project was seen as a] success from all parties. [The] Municipality and communities felt we achieved what we planned and they understand the work that has been put into their community and [the efforts taken to] make sure that our investments are sustainable.” - Alicia Guzman, Triple Salto
  11. 11. join us in making an IMPACT 11 Give: Like: Talk: Visit to donate today! @Nourish_Intl NourishInternational Email to share an idea or learn more!