How Can Foundations Help?
1. START OR SUPPORT A NEW PROJECT
You can partner us to support a new project. We are constructing a new Children Home in Pokhara, Nepal with an estimated cost of S$450,000. This 21,000 sqft facility will be a wonderful home for 120 poor and abandoned children. This is a project where we would like to partner a Foundation to share the construction as well as the operational costs. ASK Wee Legacy has generously supported our new work in Thailand.
Our TJSSS training program has been running successfully in Cambodia for over two years. With your financial support, we can start a new centre in another developing country or even in another province in Cambodia. We would love to start TJSSS in Thailand and Nepal but lacked the funds to do so.
2. SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
A UK-based Foundation has donated to a three-year program to build 120 houses and 360 toilets for the poor in Prey Veng province, Cambodia. We have a strong team to execute this program but the need is great and we would like to expand this program several folds! Besides houses, toilets and wells, we are looking at rainwater harvesting system to collect and store rainwater for personal consumption.
Our current community outreach program cost in Cambodia is about S$250,000 annually. We can double this to S$500,000 and help hundreds more of poor villagers to get a proper house, have solar lights in their homes and a rainwater harvesting system.
3. SPONSOR AN OHF SOLUTIONS PROGRAM
OHF Solutions designs appropriate technology for the poor. We are seeking funding for the following projects:
a. Low-cost vegetable processor. This project designs and build a low-cost processor where vegetables and other food can be processed in retort pouches as ready-to-eat food packages. Vegetable farmers have a short sell by date of a few days and whatever vegetables they cannot sell are left to rot. This project allows them to process their vegetable with a higher value and a longer shelf life.
b. Solar cooker pots with thermal storage. While solar cookers are environmentally friendly using the sun's heat to cook food, they are erratic due to the presence of clouds. In addition, cooking is also done at night. Hence, we have a prototype design of a solar cooker which can store the heat from the sun to cook at night and eliminates the problem of clouds. We seek funding to test and mass produced these solar cooker pots.
c. Low-cost micro drip irrigation. As water is scarce and the competition from agriculture for water is intense, drip irrigation can reduce the amount of water by 50% to 80%. While drip irrigation is not a new technology, the current designs are too expensive for farmers in developing countries.