LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER
Some 15 years ago during my business travels I saw hunger, homelessness and despair and decided to do something about it.
I made a life changing decision to retire from my executive life to enable me to work with some close colleagues to create an organization that focused on Delivering Better Lives, and that then became our name. We knew that by Delivering Better Lives to those in need, that we were at the same time Delivering Better Lives to ourselves and others who we knew would work with us.
Supporting Wheels for Workers in Buffalo!
Delivering Better Lives extends its heartfelt gratitude to all supporters who made the #wheelsforworkers campaign a resounding success! Accomplishing a remarkable feat, we are proud to announce that a total of $4,250 has been raised, alongside an impressive 1,228 miles covered in support of #wheelsforworkers716.
This achievement represents a collaborative effort, and we are pleased to report that the $4,250 raised serves as a matching contribution to W4W's efforts. This means that a significant impact will be made on the lives of 300 newly arrived refugees in Buffalo, New York. Each individual will receive a refurbished bike, along with essential accessories such as a lock and a helmet.
Delivering Better Lives acknowledges and appreciates the generosity of all those who supported this cause. It is through your contributions that we can make a tangible difference in the lives of others. Together, we are creating positive change and providing meaningful assistance to those in need. Thank you all for your unwavering support and commitment to making a lasting impact on the community.
The Al Nasreyyeh School Project - Jordan
The Al Jizah District, located approximately 35 kilometers south of Amman, has long been neglected and in need of significant improvements. With a population of 130,000 residents, the area faces unique challenges, including large family sizes averaging seven members due to polygamy and cultural factors related to early marriage. However, a series of ambitious projects are now underway to uplift and upgrade this underserved community.
We are thrilled to share an incredible story of transformation brought about by the collaborative efforts of dedicated individuals and the generosity of donors. Together, we are Delivering Better Lives and building a brighter future. Let's dive into the culmination of the Al Nasreyyeh School project in Jordan.
The Al Nasreyyeh School project in Jordan has undergone a remarkable makeover, thanks to the unwavering commitment of all those involved. Here are some of the significant improvements that have taken place:
•Water pipes maintenance.
•New water tank.
• Paint (inside and outside).
• New classroom doors and windows.
• Shades for the playground area.
• New fans inside classrooms.
• New curtains inside classrooms.
• Bathroom maintenance.
• Filters for drinking water.
• Microphone and speakers.
• Electric school bell.
• 4 new large whiteboards.
• Playground maintenance including new swings and slides.
• 2 new printers.
The project was made possible thanks to the collaboration of Maydan, an organization established in Jordan by former UTi employees. Once again, great job team!
All Ears Cambodia
Thanks to your continued support, we were able to impact the lives of thousands by providing better access to health care, like in Cambodia, with the Advancing Oto-Audiology Project and the Northern Cambodia Project, where we collaborate with All Ears Cambodia an NGO that works to address hearing-related problems.
The funds provided by Delivering Better Lives, which has allowed the purchase of essential medical equipment, have significantly strengthened the services of the ENT Department at Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh. It has provided invaluable support for the essential technical resources required for all three aspects of the project – for clinical and training needs. In doing so, your support has provided considerable scope for the development of Otology and audiology services. In pursuit of medical excellence, we have built upon existing resources, to ensure that essential health services are made available for those in need. In doing so, we have begun to
Provide a very positive and sustainable difference to the quality of life of those suffering with ear disease and hearing loss.
The project has had a positive impact on a number of global sustainable development goals (SDGs), as a specialist health service provider countering the disabling effects of ear disease and hearing loss, and with the complementary component of continuing professional development of staff (male and female) working in health.
THE SEWING TRAINING PROJECT FOR WOMEN OF MATINDI
HAS BEEN LAUNCHED
Matindi is located in a very disadvantaged area and the families have subsistence farming as their main livelihood. Families face widespread poverty due to their dependence on agriculture, which is sometimes not as fruitful as they expect due to weather conditions, pests, etc.
With this training program, the women will gain a new skill that will help them earn a stable income to take care of their families and will give them great self-confidence, increasing their self-esteem and psychological well-being. Our approach is to provide training courses for them to learn to sew.
Due to the weather, the construction of the classroom has been delayed, but classes have already started and it has been great. Delivering Better Lives, Europe & The Middle East has supplied sewing machines. With the help of "Amigos de Sierra Leona", the women of Matindi are learning a new skill that will help them establish their own businesses to support their families and community.
We believe that a project like this is essential to reduce the poverty and inequality suffered by these women, while also granting them a certain economic independence.
Lunar New Year gifts for children in Vietnam
Special treats brought smiles to kids in Vietnam!
We are so thankful to our Project Manager Thao Huynh who recently visited the Social Work and Re-Educations Center in Vietnam with a great surprise for its students. The kids were so excited to receive their gift package with delicious snacks to brighten their day.
School rehabilitation at urban areas
This project aims to rehabilitate one school in Jizah district, provide the schools with needed furniture to accommodate classes, and rehabilitate the WASH facilities, targeting child's school (primary and middle) in the age group of 6–15 year.
According to the registered number of students in the Ministry of education, the schools benefit 120 students and 12 teachers,
DBL is thrilled to announce our latest project in collaboration with Youth For Seva, a nonprofit organization located in Bangalore, India!
The right to an education for disadvantaged communities worldwide has always acted as one of the pillars at the root of what our organization stands for. In the past, we have partnered with YFS in order to provide funding towards the refurbishment of a rural elementary school, we are proud to continue our outreach through our latest STEM project.
The recently awarded funds presented by DBL will aid YFS with the completion of The STEM Project. The project targets impoverish rural youth with exposure to science, and technology. In this opportunity we have provided the means for the Acquisition of TechnoBot kits, DIY kits, paper airplane kits and properly configured laptops.
Your donation can make more of a difference than ever, for projects like this one and many others, through our Two for 2022 match campaign Every dollar donated is doubled!
We are thrilled to announce the completion of our latest project at the Albergue Aldimi - Hostel in Peru.
Thanks to your generous support, we have successfully remodeled and fully equipped two rooms, a neuropathy bathroom, and a laundry center on the terrace. These new accommodations will be for the exclusive use of patients with Bone Marrow Transplantation as they navigate through their recovery, along with family members joining them for their personal care.
Thanks to your giving we can continue Delivering Better Lives through projects like this one and many others to come. Remember that all donations made in 2022 will be matched dollar-for-dollar!
Green House project for The Natural Medicine Center
We are excited to share the completion of the Green House project for The Natural Medicine Center in Vietnam, a medicinal plant treatment and drying room.
The facility treats an estimated 7000 patients free of charge with natural medicines that they produce themselves.
Medicinal plants are currently dried on the ground and The Green House will protect and increase their production, especially in the rainy season.
"Aula de Paz" Colombia
Young girls now are enjoying the "Sala de Paz” (Room of Peace) in Casa de La Chinca - Colombia.
The project includes a therapeutic space for 50 young girls and the kitchen and dining area roof repair. Together we have built a safe and nurturing environment for the youth residing in this special program.