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News from the field - Project Update - My World My Garden

DonateNowButton-smThe support for our Global initiative, My World In a Garden® - Sister Walls has been simply wonderful. We have support coming in from all directions and the movement is growing, thanks in large part to our 'early adopters and supporters' on the GlobalGiving.org network. A BIG 'Thank you!' for your unwavering and generous support for each of the My Arms Wide Open® community initiatives. The My Arms Wide Open® team works as a volunteer and collaborative organization supporting the causes and the initiatives identified by the communities themselves that we are invited into. Without the financial and in-kind support that each of you, our donors and our corporate collaborators, provide our work would be that much more difficult and we would have to wait to assist the people we do. We are grateful for each of you and all of our supporters. In this update we want to acknowledge the work and significant contributions of our collaborators.

Friday, 08 February 2013 00:18

News from the field - Project Updates

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News from the field - Project Updates

DonateNowButton-smFirst we want to say a BIG 'Thank you!' for the gracious and generous support of our donors for all they are doing for each of the My Arms Wide Open community initiatives. As you may know, the My Arms Wide Open® team works as a volunteer organization to support the causes and the initiatives identified by the communities we are invited into, to work with. Without the financial support that each of you, our donors, provide our work would be that much more difficult and we would have to wait to assist the people we do. We are grateful for each of you and all of our supporters.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 20:57

An Open Letter to OWN

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An Open letter to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

DonateNowButton-smOprah we acknowledge you as an amazing example of what it is to be present and aware in the world. We are grateful for you and the path you follow that inspires and gives hope to so many people in Africa, and we need your help.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:47

I believe everything is possible

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I've learned that it is possible

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My name is Lundi. I remember meeting Warren and his team in the beginning of 2011 and learning about the program they where going to run, Iziko Labahlali. This was not the first time it was being run in Cradock and it was good to be able to talk to people who had done the program. They seemed different. They talked differently. I remember thinking that I wanted to find out why. I entered the program in March and at first I listened and watched as people spoke and expressed themselves through their art, their words, and their emotions. It started to feel comfortable, safe. I started to participate. I was alone in Cradock through my own choice, far away from my wife and my children. Suddenly, I felt open to changing that.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 20:30

GirlStuff.Period Update and Season's Greetings

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Gratitude: GirlStuff.Period Update

DonateNowButton-smThank you! for your gracious and generous support of GirlStuff.Period in the GlobalGiving Girl Effect Challenge 2012!! As you may know, the My Arms Wide Open® team works as a volunteer organization to support the causes and the initiatives identified by the communities we are invited into, to work with. Without the financial support that each of you, our donors, provide our work would be that much more difficult and we would have to wait to assist the people we do. We are grateful for each of you and all of our supporters.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 16:04

Connecting the dots

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Connecting the dots... enabling development from within

DonateNowButton-smOur family, Bergnek:   What has become evident as we work in communities is that we must work alongside community from within and we must support and create continuity with each step we take building upon the previous one. In many communities, they have seen people and organizations come and go, but they see very few that come back. Each time we return, we are greeted with a smile and "You came back!?". In creating trust, we create hope and our hope and belief is that each of the communities we work with are a part of our family. A family that works and grows, together. A family that always 'comes back'.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:58

GirlStuff.Period Sandra's Story

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GirlStuff.Period - Sandra's Story

DonateNowButton-smThe Women of GirlStuff.Period, Bergnek:  My name is Sandra Mathye (middle of picture) from Bergnek South Africa. I am a pastor in the community. A year ago, I took the Iziko Labahlali workshop

Monday, 08 October 2012 23:00

GirlStuff.Period

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GirlStuff.Period

DonateNowButton-smGetting started: We arrived in Bergnek on a Saturday of what was going to be a marathon 9 days setting up three businesses, including building the first My World In a Garden® vertical garden, training the community to manufacture SafeSIPP™ water barrels, and how to manufacture and market the Menstrual Kits, launching the GirlStuff.Period business.

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.

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