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Monday, 08 October 2012 22:59

Food Security ... Starts with Water

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Food Security ... Starts with Water

In many cases in both developing countries and some rural areas in developed countries the first step to establishing food security is to first establish reliable access to clean, safe water. It sounds logical doesn't it. Yet many communities and whole regions in Africa suffer from the lack of reliable and clean water sources. The My Arms Wide Open cause My World My Garden works within communities to build and support My World In a Garden Vertical Food Gardens to provide sustainable food sources and employment in communities that do not have access to arable or irrigated land.

Friday, 21 September 2012 19:06

What IS SO exciting?

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What IS SO exciting... about 'One Brick at a Time'?

The My Arms Wide Open ‘one brick at a time’ project is part of our integrated, collaborative and sustainable community development model, that gets its leverage through the simple act of listening; really listening to the community members and empowering and supporting them to create solutions that come from within to meet the needs they have identified as a community. It really is about seeing what's right with the world around us and seeing opportunities and turning those opportunities into action.

Sunday, 16 September 2012 21:41

Looking in... Iziko Labahlali

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Looking in... my Iziko Labahlali experience

Banff, Alberta, Laura S. Lynes: Standing outside the Ray-Cam Centre on Hasting in East Vancouver, I wasn't too shocked when at 9 AM a car horn beeped and a man waved vigorously at me. “It must be Paul and Warren arriving with the supplies,” I thought. Indeed it was. From the parking lot emerged two eager faces behind bags and bags of groceries and art supplies for our three day Iziko Labahlali journey with My Arms Wide Open.

Thursday, 13 September 2012 03:55

GirlStuff.Period - Let's get to 1,000

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GirlStuff.Period

In the recent update on our collaboration with Lunapads and their Pads4Girls program we reported about the progress we've made so far as a result of your generosity. We have 30 days before we head to South Africa and we are asking you to jump in and help us do even MORE. We are set to deliver 250 Pads4Girls menstrual kits to 125 girls in Bergnek, Limpopo and 125 girls in Cradock, Eastern Cape this October, thanks to you, the Lunapads Community who have raised a good portion of the funds in supplying the 250 kits, and the amazing team at AFRIPads, Uganda who have produced the menstrual kits for us. The reality is however, that we have another 175 girls in Bergnek and over 1,000 more in Cradock who are patiently waiting and need menstrual kits as well.

We need your help! Let's get at least 1,000 kits delivered this October.

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