Two Legacy Collective Grants Approved!

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for January 5, 2017

It is our great honor to announce two new Legacy Collective grant recipients!

The collective has approved grants to two incredible organizations who were submitted for funding directly by Legacy Collective Partners and Investors!

This round we will be awarding $39k and $45k grants to the organizations selected.

Your generosity has made this possible and we are honored to support these change makers:

Heartline Ministries is a faith based nonprofit organization working in the Port-au-Prince area of Haiti. Heartlines primary mission is focused on strengthening Haitian families and preventing children from becoming orphans. Through multiple initiatives including Heartline Maternity Center and the Women’s Education Center, Heartline Ministries is privileged to come alongside over 2,000 Haitians each year.

Heartline Ministries is requesting $45,000 to help make improvements to The Women’s Education Center. The Women’s Education Center focuses primarily on literacy education, income generating vocational skills, and Christian discipleship to women living at or below the poverty line with the purpose of facilitating economic empowerment for women and their families.

The Heartline Ministries Women’s Education Center Long-Term Improvement and Sustainability Initiative has multiple facets. Overall the entire initiative will allow Heartline to not only maximize the work they are currently doing but also allow expansions that will create additional education opportunities for Haitian women. The largest component of the initiative is the need for solar panels and back-up generators for the Women’s Education Center building. Electricity in Port-au-Prince is controlled by the government and is very limited with only a few hours a day of electricity. Solar power and generators will provide a sustainable energy solution to the Women Education Center.

ChildVoice operates a therapeutic community for war-affected girls and their children in northern Uganda called the Lukome Center. The Lukome Center includes non-traditional educational programs and a vocational training center with spiritual and emotional counseling for former child soldiers and other girls who have been marginalized by Uganda’s protracted conflict. Girls’ lives have been changed as they work through their trauma, learn job skills and begin to provide for their children. In fact, 93% of the girls ChildVoice has served in the last five years are back in their communities, raising their families and working in meaningful jobs, not dependent on aid or outside help.

ChildVoice is requesting $34,000 to expand the Lukome center. The Lukome Center currently has housing units, classroom facility, a chapel, kitchen, multipurpose meeting facility, latrine/shower units and staff housing. This expansion would provide 6 more housing units which would house 12 more students and their children as well as provide them with furnishing and uniforms; the expansion would also cover the matron and counseling staff needed to assist these young women.

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