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.
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.
Restoring the Boys Home in Ratchaburi
In 2019 DBL funded and managed the construction of the home for teenage boys at the Lorenzo’s location.
After the heavy monsoon rains damaged the home's foundation, in 2021 we were able to begin restoring Boys Home.
We are excited to share the completion of the Ratchaburi Home for Boys project in Thailand. The residents now have a flood-proof house with a new kitchen.
DBL believes that all people on this earth have the right to a roof over their heads.
This is made possible through the support of faithful donors and volunteers.
The Jordan Valley Project
Al Shouna Al Janoubieh
Being able to have a positive impact on children's lives is a blessing. We are excited to share the Jordan Valley project - Al Shouna Al Janoubieh. This beautiful playground will offer kids from the local community a safe area to play for years to come.
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!
DBL partner with Prodalim
Prodalim is one of the world leaders supplying natural fruit base raw materials and other services and solutions for the global food and beverage industry.
Prodalim worldwide spread will enable to reach, touch, and provide real value and a better life for communities around the world.
We are excited to partner with Prodalim Group and believe in the readiness and great contribution of Prodalim to the various projects we plan to do together around the world.
Partnering together with Prodalim provides us the opportunity not only as an organization, but also as individuals to contribute and bring back to the different communities and begin a new journey of positive impacts.
Dr. Ron Glickman
We are pleased to announce a new member of the Board of Directors, Dr. Ron Glickman. Ron is a seasoned business executive with a proven track record for developing high potential talent and motivating culturally diverse teams to deliver breakthrough results. He is currently the CIO at Trader Joe’s Company and an Adjunct Professor at Cal State LA, where he teaches leadership courses for the Colleges of Business and Economics and Professional and Global Education.
Dr. Glickman holds a BBA from National University, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and an Ed. D from the Charter College of Education at Cal State, LA. His research focused on curriculum and pedagogy considerations for connecting personal growth and leadership development.
We are very excited that Ron has joined our board and look forward to the great impact he will make as we together deliver better lives to those in need.
THIS IS HOW WE START 2021
5 new projects approved In 4 continents
After delivering 11 projects in a Covid filled 2020, "Delivering better lives" begin this new year with 5 new projects approved in 4 continents!
After School Club Project
Once again, DBL collaborates with NGO, "Amigos de Sierra Leona" in Sierra Leone, Africa. The home provides a safe and loving home for orphans, offers quality education to the less fortunate and medical care to those in need. DBL is proud to approve funding in support of the "After School Club Project". This program will benefit 147 children from 4 to 12 years old. Education and support services for children are more important than ever. Your support will deliver better lives to those in need.
It well on its way!
We are very excited to share that the first phase of a multi-function space and playground in Matindi (Sierra Leone)
The fruit of love is service which is compassion in action
- Mother Teresa -
Al Fayoum, Cairo
El Ekhas Village Renewal | Housing for Impoverished Cairo Neighborhoods
DBL completes the building of fifteen houses for those living in extreme poverty due to unemployment, homelessness, mental illness and substance abuse. In previous years, Delivering Better Lives managed the redevelopment of 35 homes in Al Fayoum that has benefited hundreds of lives of individuals considered slum dwellers. Everyone has a right to a roof over their heads.
Delivering Better Lives
Improves technology for kids in Foster Care
We are pleased to announce the Project Connecting Foster Youth with the goal of improving technology for the children of His House Children's Home in Miami. Now, foster youth will have improved and consistent access to the internet, which is critical for digital learning, as well as thermal cameras as a safety measure against COVID-19.
It's a pleasure for all of us to help the children at His House during these challenging times. The grant will fund technology advancements that will enhance connectivity for remote learning at His House. It will also fund the installation of Access Control Thermal Cameras, an additional safety measure to the existing COVID-19 prevention protocol at His House. This wonderful project hit on all three areas of focus for the Delivering Better Lives: Education, Health and Community Infrastructure.
Delivering Better Lives to the
NEW IMAGE EMERGENCY SHELTER
Who has the noble mission to decrease and prevent homelessness throughout Los Angeles County by providing comprehensive Case Management and Supportive Services, housing, job search and placement, outreach, and referral services.
Spain - 2020
Hermanitas de los Pobres (Little Sisters of the Poor)
Under the current COVID 19 pandemic that impacts with greater hardness on elderly people who living in residences, we (DBL) contacted the Little Sisters of the Poor Institution as we thought they would be working under very difficult conditions. We confirmed that they had a considerable number of support health personnel at home due to COVID19 so they had to manage the support to the residents by themselves and a few support people and volunteers.
They asked us to support them with an additional crane, to allow them to move these old people. Due to the urgent circumstances, we immediately order the device that has been delivered at the San Luis Residence last March 31st.
This is the second crane donated to this Institution (As people get older, they need more and more equipment to help them to move elderly people who have difficulties to move by themselves).
They have in Spain several houses (residences). In Madrid there are two locations. They take care of approximately 100 people in each location. We have also managed support on cleaning materials (bleach, ammonia, detergent, etc...) donated by a Company based in Madrid.