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    Irise Uganda

    Kampala, Uganda

    The Irise is organization dedicated to addressing inadequate menstrual hygiene management in Uganda. This issue is a driver of gender inequality and disempowerment, and impacts disadvantaged women and girls’ ability to make good decisions about their reproductive health. Irise uses a replicable and evidence-based model for delivering reusable sanitary pads and education to marginalized girls in Uganda.

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    Under $200

    Jaguar Rescue Center

    Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

    The Jaguar Rescue Center, located in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, is a non-profit organization that works on rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals and their release into the wild. The main work for volunteers at the Jaguar rescue Center is maintenance of the center and its animals, gardening, laundry, kitchen, feeding and enrichment for animals, special cares for some of them (such as anteaters, monkeys, sloths, and birds), and helping and collaborating with the daily tours.

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    Karenni Social Development Center

    Mae Hong Son, Thailand

    Karenni Social Development Center aims to educate post-10 Karenni students in human rights, social change, environment, law, gender issues, and English. This small community based organization helps people from Karenni State, Burma and its goal is to protect the environment and promote human rights.

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    Katunggan It Ibajay

    Panay Island, Philippines

    The Ibajay Mangrove Forest (Katunggan It Ibajay) is a park run by two local communities. The park straddles these two communities, which is why both communities are involved. The park is home to 28 of the 35 species of mangroves found in the Philippines and is home to the largest specimen of Avecinnia rumphiana in Asia. The mission of the park is to maintain these incredible natural resources through sustainable ecotourism.

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    Kitale School Uganda

    Kitale, Uganda

    A community-initiated school in a rural village 100km outside of Kampala, this school was founded in 2005 with the help of locals to provide a future for the children. Long-term volunteers are welcomed to teach English, alongside other skills, at the school.

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    KZVTC is a school for adult migrant workers and other young adults with a focus on quality teaching of language and computer skills. Several levels of English, Thai, Burmese and computer skills are offered. Students are offered job skills training with other partners to prepare our students for the workplace. KZVTC provides a safe and creative environment for the sharing of ideas and knowledge to empower the Burmese community, regardless of an individual’s ethnicity, religion, race or gender. Volunteers are required to teach English, help edit and write reports, and help with fundraising activities.

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    La Esperanza Granada

    Granada, Nicaragua

    La Esperanza Granada is a volunteer group focused on children’s education. The organization reaches more than 2,000 children in poverty-stricken areas, and focuses on trying to help in non-invasive ways by working directly with local schools, teachers, and parents to meet educational needs. Programs run in the school system and involve assisting teachers, tutoring small children, running sports programs, teaching English, and stimulating an interest in learning.

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    Langtang Children’s Home is a fully non-profit organization dependent upon donations and the help of volunteers. The home cares for children who are orphaned, differently-abled and whose parents are unable to take care of them financially.

    They welcome regular volunteers from all over the world and are able to provide accommodation and meals in return for a small contribution.

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    Learn for Life Society

    Central India

    Learn for Life Society’s aim is to provide basic education to children from a poor background in Varanasi, India. In this way they may escape the cycle of poverty through their own strength and take their lives into their own hands.

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    Libros Para Pueblos

    Oaxaca City, Mexico

    Libros Para Pueblos works with rural communities in Oaxaca State to found a library and provide reading material. The organization works on a model of co-investment — the towns must help fund the library and provide support for the programs. Volunteer needs change, but most of the work is about literacy, books, and organizing the various parts of the organization.