Palms for Life Fund is proud to announce many new partnerships. Three agreements have been signed with large Ecuadorian NGOs dedicated to alleviating poverty: Fundación Esquel, Fundación Fe y Alegria and Centro del Muchacho Trabajador. These three organizations’ headquarters are in Quito but they operate countrywide.
We have also strengthened our relationship with Mercy Corps for the shipping of computers, educational kits and sports equipment to several countries in Latin America.
We have established a fruitful dialogue with the National Commission of Human Development in Pakistan.
We are also very excited to begin work in our two new focus countries, Angola and Mozambique. In Angola we are working hand in hand with the Development Workshop for projects that increase literacy rates (especially among girls and women), and create new income earning opportunities through micro-credit. In Mozambique, Palms for Life will direct its investment to educational gender disparities, reproductive health, and at-risk HIV/AIDS populations.
We are also so excited about Hannah’s Army or Volunteers for Life. A first volunteer will be traveling to Tanzania in June where she will work for 6 weeks with orphans and handicapped children helping them gain more physical strength and self-confidence.