An evening the San Jose Mercury News compares to the Cannes Film Festival or the Oscars, Tech Awards Gala celebrates innovation across Silicon Valley. It was a fabulous evening and gave miraclefeet high profile exposure.
On May 1st 100 sophomores at Cristo Rey New York High School in Harlem gathered in their assembly hall for a special event bringing together two of Project Redwood’s current year grantee organizations. They were about to meet Deogratias Niyizonkiza, Founder/CEO of Village Health Works
Project Redwood grantee organization Compatible Technology International (CTI) is featured on PBS Newshour. This 7-minute profile spotlights the success of their water chlorinators in Nicaragua. Click to watch at any time.
In the 2012 grant cycle, Project Redwood awarded Self Help International a grant to help build and equip a new training facility in Quinta Lidia, Nicaragua; in the 2013 cycle, we funded entrepreneurial training and mentoring for women and their older children at the new facility.
For the last couple of years, Jorge Fernandez has heavily invested his time and skills to help four-time Project Redwood grantee Compatible Technologies International (CTI) bring clean water to rural villagers of Nicaragua, one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere.
We flew into Managua over Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America. The view was spectacular. Active volcanoes emitted smoke from their calderas. Hundreds of dormant cones were visible, some topped by cloud forests and crater lakes.
We saw real poverty among rural Nicaraguans: lack of electricity; dirt floors at home, lack of potable water; illnesses like Dengue fever; and other basic indicators of need. Poverty is really hard on people living in its hold, and it takes a big toll on individuals' self- esteem.