The Horsford Diaries Part 1

The Horsford Diaries Part 1

Sao Sary, a government worker from the province, was tragically murdered for the humanitarian work he undertook to help villagers in this area. Sao’s son, Vichetr Uon, created the foundation to continue his father’s work. The enemies Vichetr deals with are loan sharks and prostitution groups who prey upon the innocent people in these impoverished villages.

A Commitment To Clean Water

WaterAid’s comprehensive effort to prevent the spread of disease from the floods in Pakistan included the use of temporary tankers to deliver fresh water directly to survivors. In addition, purification tablets, rehydration salts, and basic hygiene kits containing soap, toothbrushes, combs, towels, and water vessels were distributed widely

Water for Ethiopian Villagers

While refugees come to Ethiopia with their own heartbreaking stories of malnutrition and violence from Al-Shabaab controlled Somalia, the surrounding host communities of southern Ethiopia are in the midst of a crippling drought. The region has barely received any rains in two years.

Socializing for a Worthy Cause

I was surprised at how many people went out of their way to emphasize to me the importance of TPRF’s grant to IRD. I appreciated it, of course, but I protested that our grant of $25,000 was such a small part of their budget, which is in the hundreds of millions. My new friends explained that foundations like TPRF provide critical seed money—early, quickly, and flexibly—to jump-start huge projects. Larger sources of funding involve more bureaucracy, take longer, and are less flexible. When major sources of funding see that foundations like ours have taken action, it prompts these donors to follow suit.