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Dhonk Women’s Cooperative

The Dhonk Cooperative was established to provide alternative employment to the Mogya Tribe,  who earned a living from poaching tigers in the area. In addition to providing a source of income, the Donk Cooperative educates local community members on issues related to the forest and tigers, and 10% of all profits are donated to support tiger… Read more »

Solar Village Project  provides solar lighting and solar powered water pumps and filters to villages that are completely off the grid – and in India – to villages of the lowest castes. Grand Circle Foundation initially funded $20,000 to provide solar power and solar water pump and filters to a village of 100 homes of the untouchable… Read more »

Senkoji Temple

The 400 year old Senkoji Temple was once a prayer temple for Emperor Gosaga but was severely damaged by a major typhoon in 1959. The monks have struggled financially to rebuild the main hall as the number of parishioners and visitors has significantly declined.  Funding philanthropy projects is not common in Japan.  Grand Circle Foundation’s… Read more »

Tiga Wasa School

At the Tiga Wasa School, students traveled six miles to the next town for computer lessons. Grand Circle Foundation provided computers, but only after we funded some basics needed at the school. Formerly the school had no dining area, forcing the children to eat lunch standing up or sitting on the ground. With the Foundation’s… Read more »

Project Hope School (Escuela Esperanza)

In many of Guatemala’s poor, mountainside communities, parents simply cannot afford to send their children to school. Instead, these children must stay home to take care of their younger siblings—or perhaps even join the workforce. Escuela Proyecto La Esperanza, a primary and secondary school in Jocotenango village, is working to change this. The school supports… Read more »

Safe Passage (Camino Seguro)

Located on the edge of the Guatemala City garbage dump, Safe Passage’s mission is to empower the poorest children and families in the surrounding community. Each day, Safe Passage provides nearly 500 children and 100 parents with education, social services, and the chance to move beyond the poverty their families have faced for generations. Safe Passage is… Read more »

SafeWater Ceramic Filters – now Wine to Water Tanzania

Clean safe water is an issue throughout Tanzania. In Arusha, the water that finally makes it to the taps has 109 pathogenic bacteria in it, which will cause stomach upsets including typhoid and cholera.  And that’s if you’re lucky enough to have running water.  Most collect water from mud holes. The filters are made locally… Read more »

Changarwe Primary School

Changarwe Primary is in Karatu alongside the main road to Lake Eyasi. It has 412 pupils, only 8 teachers, 7 classes and 2 preschool classes and has struggled academically, and is our newest partner. There are many reasons why we look to support new schools but the 2 biggest driving forces are academic performance and… Read more »

Eluway Primary School

The 294 students here, who range in age from four to 15 years old, were getting by with just one textbook for every four students and only 122 desks. In the short 4 years that we have been at Eluway Primary School we have purchased desks and school supplies.  We’ve also renovated classrooms and the… Read more »

Tarangire Primary School

On the outskirts of Tarangire National Park this school serves over 600 children from neighboring bomas.  Like so many other schools across Tanzania, although it is a government school, the $3 per student it receives annually leaves it with many needs. Grand Circle Foundation has been able to build toilets and a kitchen, a water… Read more »