Uganda – Disabled Women Association – 2014

The Facts: People with disabilities have for long been under looked due to various aspects, some think disabled people are not supposed to get help because of the tendency of associating disabilities with superstition. The Action: Uganda Disabled Women’s Association’s  goal is contributing to the process of restoring hope

Burundi – The Maison Shalom – 2011

Human Rights in Burundi and the Maison Shalom Burundi, like neighboring Rwanda, was ravaged by civil war and ethnic violence in the 1990s, which killed around 300.000 people. Although the situation seems slightly improved, the country is still in a very bad shape and the per capita GDP is

Nepal – Family of Four – 2011

Poor quality of infrastructures in Nepal Nepal has a long-standing problem regarding its infrastructure. The lack of quality roads in the country has crippled Nepal’s development. Therefore, most Nepalese households lack basic devices like drinking water, electricity, and proper latrines. RIDS-Nepal was created in 2002 with the goal of providing these

Nepal – Healthy Yak – 2011

«A Healthy Yak is a Happy Yak!»   In the spring of 2009, Dr. Lance S. Fox, a veterinarian from the United States, ventured to the top of our world’s highest point, the summit of Mount Everest. While at Mount Everest base camp preparing to climb to the summit,

Tibet – 2010 Yushu Earthquake

Mobilize for the victims of the earthquake in Yushu!   THE FACTS : On April 14th, 2010, a massive earthquake devastated the Tibetan county of Yushu killing more than 2,100 people with more than 12,000 wounded. The remote location and high altitude delay the rescue operations, leaving many people

Switzerland – Liberté – 2008

The vision of Liberté is of a world where human trafficking no longer exists. Human trafficking is the third largest criminal activity worldwide, after trafficking in arms and drugs. Approximately 2.5 million people are trafficked every year. The victims are recruited or transferred through some forms of coercion or deception and

Nepal – Samagon medical initiative – 2008

The remote Samagon village is located at the foot of Manaslu Peak. The access to this region is very difficult. The transporting of food and health care is also problematic. Initiated by Russell Brice of FOH, a joint program between World Food Programme (WFP), SmileHigh, Himalayan Experience and Nepal

Burundi – The Rema Hospital – 2007

Based in Ruyigi, Burundi, the Rema Hospital is dedicated to mothers and their children. In Kirundi the word «rema» expresses support, comfort and sympathy for a person suffering difficulties. It summarizes beautifully this project launched by the Shalom House (Maison Shalom) to relieve vulnerable populations. The Shalom House was