Thank you for joining us in celebrating the power of small acts of generosity. When we all come together, little actions have BIG results! Your donations make a big difference!
Our April 2022 Little by Little campaign sponsored by Global Giving, our fundraising partner, is over, but both projects are still in need of support. Please share with your friends to help us reach our goals on these two important projects!
Our first campaign, A Little Training Goes a Long Way, provides us funds to expand our biochar training program. Thousands of farmers are asking for training. $75 covers the cost of a training session for 50+ farmers.
With this training they can improve their lives and those around them. Making biochar stops the harmful smoke from open field burning.
The biochar can be used to vastly improve their soil and as food additive for their livestock. Their animals become healthier, and their crops produce bigger and better harvests.
Our second campaign is Project Access Safety Net Rural Elderly and Disabled.
Without our intervention too many seniors and disabled are barely surviving.
With no family to help, they are trapped at home in isolation, no way to seek medical care when they need it, and often go hungry towards the end of the month when they run out of food.
We bring warm clothes and food. We do wound care, physical therapy, art therapy, check their medication and take people to the doctor. We bring comfort and joy
Please share this campaign with your friends. All money raised goes directly to help improve the quality of life for these people.
A Little Training Goes a Long Way
Training smallholder farmers how to turn crop waste into biochar, and then burying the biochar in the soil creates a carbon sink. This process replaces the current harmful practice of open field burning of crop waste. Smoke is eliminated from entering the atmosphere, cleaning our air, and helps bring down the C02 levels through carbon sequestration. Farmers benefit from improved soils for richer, healthier crops and reduced water consumption as local drought continues.
Smallholder farmers are struggling to grow food in poor soils, and on top of that, they are subject to extreme drought conditions brought on by global warming, threatening food security. The current method of removing crop waste is through open field burning. The goal is to train more farmers and end the current practice of open field burning of crop waste, a big contributor to global warming. Instead of smoke, farmers learn how to convert crop waste into biochar, which is pure carbon.
Funding for this project allows our trainers to travel to remote farming villages and train groups of 30 – 50 farmers, which are a majority of women, on how to make and use biochar. Learning the simple skill of converting their crop waste into biochar provides them with a free soil amendment that will bring their dead soils back to life. The biochar helps retain water, and the improved soil greatly impacts the health of the plants, providing more food from a bigger harvest of their crops.
Biochar can help cool the planet and reduce global warming. The many uses of biochar make it a valuable tool that can help improve lives everywhere. Malawi is just one location that is in the process of adapting biochar into sustainable farming practices. Warm Heart is also working with farmers in Thailand, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ghana. Biochar provides quick improvement to local lives. The wider it spreads the higher impact it will have on the environment as a whole.
Your small donation can go a long way!
Project Access Safety Net Rural Elderly & Disabled
In a rural district of 54,000 people and only 4 doctors, the public health nurses have no time for home visits. The elderly and disabled of all ages live in dire conditions, without food at the end of the month, bedsores, no way to get to a doctor. Warm Heart’s Project Access ensures rural constituents have home care and access to medical care. We bring wheelchairs and safety ramps. As the population ages, there are more elders at risk. Our staff coordinator and volunteers fill the gap.
As people age or are disabled they are sent from the cities to the countryside without families to care for them. Rural communities are not set up to care for them. The problem grows as the general population in Thailand increases at 0.5% per year; the elderly increase by 4% per year. National Eco. Development Board projected Thailand will be an aged society by 2021 – one out of five Thais will be aged 60 or older. By 2031, Thailand will have become a super-aged society – 28% will be elderly.
Project Access works with local government and public health clinics, as well as the village leaders to identify people in need. Currently, people are referred to us through the community leaders, but we periodically do village surveys to ensure that hard cases are made visible. We do not provide medical care but ensure that basic needs are met and that there is personal contact with the outside world. After years of volunteer turnover, we hired a full-time staff person to guarantee continuity.
Our mission is not medical, but caring. We do not believe that being old should be like a prison sentence to solitary confinement. This program identifies elders and disabled people at risk and ensures basic nutrition and access to medical care. We bring fun, music, games, and laughter. We clean bodies, homes, and clothes. We bring warm clothes and food. We do wound care, physical therapy, art therapy, check their medication and take people to the doctor. This sets up a model for rural care.
Your small donation can go a long way!