A Dollar...

The ripples of even the smallest gesture can reach miles. Help others in an expression of gratitude. Consider giving a dollar for every
>birthday of a loved one
>weekend that brings rest
>day of good health
>100 miles your car runs
>pay check
>time you eat out
>year of your child's life
>year you've had a pet

When you send us your dollars, tell us what they represent so we can share it with others.

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Wednesday
Jan292014

Two Tons of Porridge to Zimbabwe

URGENT: There is a current shortage of food in Zimbabwe.

Join us, and together we can feed some of the starving children and their families.

$1500 is needed to buy one ton of porridge mix. This will feed 256 children and their guardians for a month.

Anything you can give--be it a dollar or one hundred--think of it as a spoonful of food and life for the little ones.

What's more, your donation be matched dollar for dollar. We hope to raise enough for two tons with your help.

Please donate online today--in the right column of this page. Thank you!

Sunday
Jan262014

Tablets for Tibetan Refugee Children

 

In 1999 Manasarovar Academy was started by three teachers who wanted to make a difference in the lives of the families in the Tibetan refugee camp just outside of Kathmandu. Today, it is home to children for eight hours, six days a week. Without this school, these children would have no education or future. Without this school, most of these children would probably never leave the refugee camp.
In 2013 Interra bought 40 Android tablets for Tibetan Refugee Children in Nepal. Here are some pictures of the big handout!

 

 

Monday
Oct032011

2011 Project 2: Incubator for Babies In Kenya

The survival of a baby born in Kenya is often times just a matter of luck. Every year in Kenya, there are 34 new babies born for every 1000 people. Compare Kenya’s birth rate of 34 with the United States’ 14 and you can better understand the situation. Premature babies have little chance of survival in Kenya, where clinics and hospitals are not equipped to meet the medical needs of these babies. Incubators are a luxury in most hospitals. And because incubators are so few and rare, it is accepted practice to use one-baby incubator to house three babies! The cost of an incubator is about $2000. Interra is matching every dollar donated through November 30 2011 towards the purchase of an incubator.
Monday
Sep122011

2011 Project 1: Teaching 100 Nepali Women to Read and Write

Literacy brings independence, freedom and a world of new experiences. Women who cannot read live a handicapped life. They cannot shop on their own because they cannot count change. They cannot travel by themselves because they cannot read the signs. They cannot help their children with homework or read a book to escape the drudgery of their lives. Not knowing how to read is like being locked out of the rest of the world. Board Director Gaby Fernandez, a student at Andrews University, thought this would be a great project for the girls in her dorm. The target was to take a year to raise the $1000 needed to start a women’s literacy program in Nepal. But the enthusiasm and drive of the women in the Lamson Hall dorm was underestimated. They raised the entire amount--and more--over just one weekend! The target is to teach at least a 100 women to read. That’s just 10 dollars to give a woman a new life--one with independence, self-worth and the potential to dream big! Check out the YouTube Video about the project.
Tuesday
Aug312010

2010 Project: A New Roof for Mugonero Hospital

2010 was our first year as a foundation. With so many needs in so many places we were not sure what our first project would be. We spread the news about Interra by word of mouth, uploaded a grant application and waited to see who would be the first to approach us. It was Dr. Silas Gomes, Chief Medical Officer at Mugonero Hospital. Established in 1931, the Mugonero Hospital is the oldest general hospital in the country. The 104-bed mission hospital in nestled in Western Rwanda on a mountain that overlooks Lake Kivu. For the local community of 80,000 people and the other communities in the area, this hospital is the only place to receive healthcare. There are many needs in the hospital. Even the basic essentials are lacking at Mugonero--washing machines, x-ray and ultrasound machines and even sutures. But their most immediate and crucial need was to fix the leaky roof and replace the ceiling tiles. The condition was so bad that the water-stained ceilings had gaping holes larger than a fist. During the monsoons, rain water dripped straight into the patient wards. Buckets in different colors and shapes were strategically placed in hospital rooms to catch the rain water that poured down the cracks in the roof and holes in the ceiling. Patient beds were crowded together in the dry areas to keep the water off the patients. The estimated cost of the repairs was $1000, and the work took place in the summer of 2010. Interra Board Director Linda Harrison, who was on an independent volunteer mission trip to Mugonero, was able to see firsthand the roof fixed and the ceiling tiles replaced.