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Green Village and Widows and Orphans Project Funded

The Seeds of Kindness fundraiser has reached two major milestones almost at once: The Green Village in Burundi, and the orphanage in Tanzania are now fully funded!

Not only can Mawanda Johnbosco and his team realize their dream of a medical facility in Katerera, Western Uganda, but thanks to everyone’s generous donations, the Green Life association and the Human Revelation Organization can also realize their projects in Burundi and Tanzania. Thus giving many orphans and street children an opportunity to a future without hunger and crime, an opportunity to a proper education, and a new family. Thank you!

Like all Your Siblings projects, these too are completely self-sustainable after this initial impetus and independent of outside help.

Lisa Wiese has put her gratitude in words. The video is her thank you letter to bronies, pony fans, and all who have helped make this become a reality. Spread it around, so every last one of us can hear it.

All further donations will benefit an orphanage in Uganda, which also cares for children of the so-called lost generation, whose parents have died of AIDS, and who would otherwise be left without money for food, school, medical care, and without anyone ...

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Clinic in Uganda Funded

The Seeds of Kindness fundraiser has hit its first major milestone: The clinic in Uganda is fully funded! Now the Green Village in Burundi needs your help!

Thanks to more than 800 generous donors—among them some who gave several hundred euro, and thus have a chance to one of many valuable prizes—the fundraiser has now reached a total of over $19,000! Every bit counts, hence every donor, no matter the donation, receives an exclusive 2.5-hours-long music album as thank you! See the Bronies for Good album page for the track listing and previews.

Now that the clinic has been funded, we will transfer 100% of the donated funds to the project, and soon Mawanda Johnbosco and his team will be able to attend to patients who would otherwise not have had any access to medical treatment for mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The clinic will also be able to serve an ever more critical educational mission in a region where the vast majority of the population has not even attained an elementary school education.

Thank you to everyone who has donated! You are saving lives!

Here a message from Mawanda Johnbosco, the head of the clinic:

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Seeds of Kindness Fundraiser Launched

Bronies for Good, My Little Remix, countless musicians, and many others have worked relentlessly for months to bring you Seeds of Kindness, a fundraiser and an eponymous music album.

Everyone who donates to the fundraiser can download the album as a thank you. (There’s also a preview.) Moreover, artists of all trades have contributed prizes for those who donate the most. More detailed instructions on what you need to consider especially when making bigger donations can be found on the instructions page. There is also the track listing of the Seeds of Kindness album and the list of prizes.

All donations benefit two of our projects, the clinic in Uganda and the Green Village in Burundi. We forward the donations in full, and after this initial financial impetus, the projects will be completely self-sustainable and independent of outside aid.

Now go and give us your moneys; every bit counts!

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Newsletter #31

  1. Many thanks again to the Hans Böckler Foundation for their most generous support for the home for street children in Burundi. They helped directly with a full €1315! Thanks so much! The contect was initiated by a supporter who doesn’t want to be named. Thanks to you too!
  2. We were able to transfer €1047 to the clinic, and we have another €1032 waiting, but these are for perishable needs like medicine, so we don’t transfer them just yet. All that’s left are a mere €7721, then the clinic is completely funded. Now please look to your left and right if there happens to be a stack of bank bills. It might just coincidentally be exactly that sum. If so, then that is a sign and you should donate.
  3. Only recently I could assess a wonderful standing order. Many thanks for that too!
  4. Paul and Hansen are starting their tour tomorrow already. I’m excited and happy for you.
  5. And now we’re at the ready and I can hardly wait for it to launch. Then, I think, all worries are past… or something like that.
  6. Last but not least, spring has arrived. More or less, but ...

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Newsletter #30

  1. Our Healthy-Again Feeling campaign was a great success (€355 so far). Aynone who wants to fill the pot a little further is cordially invited to do so. We are always thankful for even the smallest donation. Many thanks to all donors. Thanks, you are great.

  2. Our soap bubble video already has no less than 510 views!

  3. Our accounting for 2011 is up on our website. Many thanks to Alper Utlu, you were a great help!

  4. Benjamin Rogmans and I have rounded up the donations from our donation cans, but we soon noticed that we’ll have to wait a little longer until it’s worthwhile again. Thanks Ben!

  5. Amazing: And starting very soon: Our concept developer Paul Hoepner and his twin brother Hansen are realizing what has been in the works for a long time, and all the while stick very visible Your Siblings stickers onto their bikes. Very special promotion for us. Thank you, Paul and Hansen, and please return safely.

  6. We’ll soon start a fundraiser, Seeds of Kindness, together with Bronies for Good, who only recently raised €21,000 for a children’s cancer aid organization. Every donor will get a free, exclusive music album, and there ...

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Accounting for 2011

The PDF file linked below details our balances for 2011 in accordance with § 4(3) EStG (Income Tax Act), which regulates the use of a simplified method of profit assessment, referred to as the net income or cash method of accounting. Despite the term “profit,” our profit, of course, is required to be exactly zero.

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Report: Africa 2012

Some of the streets have improved; there’s a lot of construction work happening. But the poor stay poor and become even poorer; the rich stay rich and become even richer. All quiet on the southern front as well.

There is some development. Surely. Just, the African national governments’ interest in establishing a somewhat just system nationally is about as little as the industrialized nations’ interest in global justice. Like so many spots on the face of this earth, this continent is rich. More than that. It is full of the most valuable natural resources—which proved more curse than blessing throughout history. You don’t need a degree to understand certain political and economic connections. However, this report is not supposed to be political, but should provide a short, compressed overview over our work on this journey.

The main goal were this time:

  • Reporting on the Project A Clinic in Uganda
  • Buying land for the construction of a home for street children in Burundi and the documentation thereof
  • Making soap bubbles with children from various countries and photographing it
  • Gaining an overview of the situation in Somalia, and possibly finding a suitable project

Those goals were, thank God, reached ...

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Report: Green Village in Burundi, January 2012

The wait is over: The land has been bought. It is large (100 m × 80 m or 328 feet × 263 feet) and is located on a hill 12 km (7.5 miles) outside Gitega in a area of lush vegetation. You can hear the rushing of the river, and the nature is still almost completely undisturbed. The earth is perfectly suited for growing fruits and vegetables, and keeping animals. The project can here of course also extract the clay from which they are going to make the hearths to be sold on the market in the city. Self-sufficiency is inevitable in this environment. Soon, the project will prepare the ground, so the home for street children can be built.

The members of the local NGO Green Life are elated and are looking forward to working on and in the future home.

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Newsletter #29

  1. I’ve been able to find a very good local NGO in Somalia doing wonderful work. It requires a great deal of planning and work until we can support a new sustainable project. I’m trying to make use of the existing budget of Unicef and others. Please be very critical of the picture that the media paints of Somalia, and draw on alternative media for your information.
  2. The clinic in Western Uganda is thriving, thanks to you. A photo of the purchased equipment is attached, and there’s also a video. This doesn’t require many words to describe: It’s a complete success. Please continue your support so the remainder can be funded. We can launch as soon as all salaries are financed.
  3. We traveled into more remote regions to give the children there deworming treatments; these last for six months. Mawanda hopes that he’ll be able to give the next treatment already in the clinic, and we hope so too. You can find the report on and photos of the project Clinic in Uganda here, including your names, engraved in concrete. Thank you for your support! Mawanda: “You think it is just a pill, but I ...

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