When we first started Renovo Amp Works, we did so with a promise to always give at least 10% of all our income to organizations locally and across the globe that are working to help end social injustice and/or build facilities and infrastructure to help those who most need it. Every purchase you make through our website gives you the opportunity to decide where the money from your purchase gets donated.
We have identified some organizations that are doing a great work throughout the globe. Here is a brief overview of what they do with links to find out more. We encourage you to get involved in whatever way you can. If you have other organizations we should check out, please let us know!
The A21 Campaign
The second organization that is actively fighting human trafficking is the A21 Campaign. Through education, transition houses, prosecuting traffickers, and working with local organizations, the A21 Campaign works tirelessly to see slavery abolished in the earth. With transition houses in Greece and the Ukraine, The A21 Campaign has a presence in 2 of the worst nations for human trafficking. From their website:
Greece is known as ‘the center of trafficking in Europe. A primary destination and transit country for human trafficking, Greece is the primary gateway for trafficked victims to enter the European Union, host to 90% of all EU illegal immigration. Approximately 20,000 women, including 1,000 girls between the ages of 13-15, remain in the Greek sex industry.
Ukraine is currently one of the largest exporters of women not just to the European Union, but also to the Middle East and South East Asia. Over 420,000 Ukrainian women between the ages of 15 and 27 have been trafficked in the past decade.
Ukraine is also increasingly becoming a destination country for trafficked victims, as its popularity as a sex tourism destination grows. These victims originate from South East Asia, Africa, and other Eastern European states.
In addition, Ukraine suffers from a huge domestic trafficking situation. Unofficial numbers state that there are 250,000 prostitutes in Ukraine, 200,000 of whom are in the industry against their will and could most likely be classified as domestic traffick victims. Domestic trafficking is not just for sexual exploitation, but also for organ removal and labor exploitation.
Consider helping The A21 Campaign and thier efforts to save precious lives one person at a time.
It is amazing that something as basic as water can have such an impact to impoverished communities. The World Health Organization estimates that 6,000 children die each day from water-related illnesses that we never worry about or have even heard of. Imagine dying because of basic hygiene or sanitation issues like washing your hands. In many nations, this is a scary reality.
For more than three decades, Lifewater International has worked to bring clean water, health, and wholeness to impoverished communities around the globe. Lifewater has provided sustainable sources of clean water to more than two million people and trained thousands of gifted individuals in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to improve the well being of their people through water development and its accompanying work in sanitation and hygiene education.
Lifewater International is able to raise the standard of living for entire communities through your support. To find out how you can get involved, or to find out more, visit their website.
Hands and Feet Project
In 2012, Unicef estimated there were 430,000 orphans in Haiti. Unicef defines “orphan” as a child who has lost one or both parents. Many of the estimated 430,000 Haitian orphans are living with an existing parent or extended family members, while others are living as child slaves (“Restaveks”), or in various forms of institutionalized care. Unicef’s definition of orphan can be further defined as children in crisis due to death of a parent/parents or separation from parent/parents caused by, but not limited to, war, sickness, or extreme poverty. A large portion of Haiti’s orphaned children fall into the category of separation due to extreme poverty.
Under the guidance of Haiti’s Child Social Services, we provide holistic, residential care for children in crisis by building and operating Children’s Villages with multiple family-style homes lead by Haitian House Mothers. By utilizing our resources, relationships, and our American and Haitian staff, we strive to create a circle of care around each child with the intent of giving every boy and girl the chance to reach their God-given potential.
Second, we will utilize our platform to help create sustainable and dignified jobs to push against the poverty-driven child abandonment and child slavery cycles. We believe the best orphan care strategy starts with a fight to keep families together.