Month: August 2016

FTW Giving Report August

Did you know that Fix the World has helped to fund over 115 individuals and groups in countries all around the world through Kiva? We are able to do this because of the help that we get from those who support our work. Each month we contribute 10% of our proceeds to help others in need through programs like Kiva and other initiatives we find along our path. We are happy to share their stories with you here in our monthly giving report. Mayra Jackelin’s story Mayra is 28 years old. She is the single mother of a 3-year-old...

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A permaculture food forest in the deserts of Jordan

Permaculture enthusiasts are quick to make bold claims about food forests feeding the world. But how often do we see successful permaculture programs in the regions that suffer most from drought, famine, conflict or food insecurity? As we’ve reported before, Australian permaculture practitioner Geoff Lawton has been aiming to fix that, developing demonstration permaculture projects specifically designed for dry land desert environments. Greening the Desert II is Geoff’s latest project. Set in Jawfa, in the Dead Sea Valley of Jordan, the site consists of a one acre plot where Geoff and his crew of interns and volunteers are creating...

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Gardasil: Destroyed and abandoned

I am 16 years old. For me, everything started a few days after I received the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. I woke up one day choking and unable to breathe. I felt like I was going to pass out so my parents took me to a hospital. I was stabilized, kept overnight and sent home, just like that. No tests, no medications, no explanations as to what could have caused the problem. This was only the beginning. First it was just trouble with breathing, nausea, and feeling faint. Every doctor I saw dismissed me with, “Well, you’re breathing now.” Then it...

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Whole foods caves to Monsanto to kill GMO-labelling bill?

More than 20 years ago, genetically modified foods (GMOS) entered the market and began a new era of consumer uncertainty. Research shows that more than 90 percent of Americans support the labelling of genetically modified foods (GMOS). To date, there are over 70 bills that have been introduced in more than 30 states to require GMO labelling or put an end to GMOs altogether. There are also over 400 companies who actively support GMO labelling as a means for increasing transparency in the food system. Unfortunately, there are also labelling opponents, such as companies like Monsanto, Kraft, Kellogg’s, and General...

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Fix the World Giving Report July 2016

Each month FTW helps people in need through Kiva. We are happy to share their stories here with you!   African Chicken’s story African Chicken is tackling the issues of poverty, hunger, and unemployment through chicken. It does this by partnering with rural women farmers in Tanzania, supplying them (for free) with baby chicks, chicken feed, training, and veterinarian support. Once the chicks are fully grown, African Chicken purchases 90% of the chickens from the farmers, and distributes them to retailers, hotels, and restaurants in Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. 10% of the chickens are purposefully...

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