Sustainable Community Development
You have the power to change the life of a child, a village, a community. Let’s end the cycle of poverty together. We can build a better tomorrow.
People helping people – volunteers, communities, local schools, strategic partners working towards sustainable community development. We tackle problems that have kept generations of families in poverty.
Together we address family care, education, microenterprise, environmental sustainability, and health care for the elderly and needy.
Provide a safe, loving home and education for children from families that are poor and/or broken.
Training assistance with microenterprise opportunities and entrepreneurship, care for elderly and disabled.
Leading the way to make saving the environment profitable and sustainable.
Warm Heart is a volunteer run grassroots organization, join us!
Dedicated to finding relevant solutions to support and enable isolated Hill Tribe and Thai villages in becoming socially and economically sustainable communities.
Warm Heart Organization
Warm Heart is a non-profit organization serving the community of Phrao, Thailand
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Warm Heart Foundation is a registered Thai foundation (CM273) with an American, IRS tax-exempt 501.c. 3, nonprofit partner.
We serve the rural poor of the North from our headquarters in A.Phrao. We started from nothing 10 years ago.
Today, 43 kids live in our Children’s Homes and attend local schools. We sponsor another 35 at a local, government boarding school, have 3 kids away at vocational-technical high schools and 14 at university.
Our Microenterprise Project provides jobs to women’s cooperatives and all profits are reinvested in the Project.
We have trained hundreds of small farmers and last year our biochar project was recognized with a World Energy Globe Award.
Our Wellness Program for the abandoned disabled and elderly provides weekly bathing, cleaning, cooking, errands and hospital transportation services.
2019 Year End Report
As we reach the end of 2019, Warm Heart wants to thank you for your overwhelming support and to report to you about what your dollars have accomplished. You have changed the world. Honest.
All four of the Warm Heart projects that you have supported have outperformed, accomplishing major goals without yet reaching their full target budgets. They are now expanding their visions.
Empower Young Girls (now the Higher Education Fund Project): Target $50,000; raised to date $11,599
All minority children face high barriers to getting an education. Their villages seldom have schools. When they attend Thai schools, they seldom speak Thai and rapidly fall behind.
Thailand has among the worst urban-rural distributions of educational resources in the world, so the education they can get is poor.
If they qualify for university, they often cannot attend because families cannot afford housing, food, and university uniforms, books and supplies.
Our Children and Education Program began in the hope of getting minority children beyond the mandatory grade 6.
Today we have 16 children at university.
The Higher Education fund that you support permits our children to attend university by providing interest free loans to cover any costs that remain after scholarships and so on.
Graduates are already paying off their loans, but it will be a long time before loan repayments cover new loans.
Help expand “Young Smart Farmers” organic gardens: Target $16,000; raised to date $12,751
Across the developing world, poor farmers raise low value staple crops because they cannot afford costly traditional refrigeration for higher value vegetables and fruits.
We know this problem because it plagues our communities and forced us to go to the market constantly because we could not keep food for more than a day.
With your support, we created super-insulating, homemade bricks from ground Styrofoam cement and built a model, low cost cold room for storing produce.
Our children know the whole process. With your support, we then expanded our organic gardens to make full use of our cold store. As we did so, the children learned all about organic farming.
Stop the Smoke: Target $25,000; raised to date $18,809
Worldwide, crop waste burning by small farmers produces hundreds of millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases, smog precursors and PM2.5 (nanoparticles that kill more people in the developing world annually than dengue, hepatitis, HIV, malaria and TB combined).
Stop the Smoke aims to do that – stop it before it even exists, by teaching the world’s poorest farmers to convert their crop waste into valuable biochar.
With the funds you have donated, Warm Heart has completed preparations for the first, profitable village-scale biochar social enterprise.
The business starts when the harvest ends in January, 2020. Then we hope to replicate it across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Sustainable Farming to Relieve Hunger in Malawi: Target: $10,000 Raised to date; $1,495
The Warm Heart Malawi Biochar Project has outdone itself.
It has trained almost 2,500 farmers, made biochar training a regular part of student activities at the National College of Medical and Health Sciences, Zomba Campus (100 public health nurses per training), and will train the corrections officers and soon-to-be-released prisoners at every prison in Malawi when the harvest is in.
The project also established five training centers in Central and West Kenya. Your support has been essential to the Project accomplishing all of this.
This is the single most cost-effective Project I have ever seen.
I hope that you will encourage friends to support it. Malawi is the poorest country in the world and the farmers the Project helps are the poorest people in Malawi.
To all of you, again, thank you, thank you, thank you.
We so appreciate the total of $44,654 that you have donated.
You have given us the ability to conduct projects we once only dreamed of.
The people you have helped us to help themselves and to help still others thank you, too.
Your donations are not just stones in a pond that create spreading ripples of goodness; they are stones skipped across the surface of a pond, launching ripples of help every place the touch down!
Michael, Evelind, and the entire Warm Heart team
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