TGUP - Current Projects

Country

Project Name
Project
Cost

Description

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Kenya
18207

Raised to date:
The Kiahuko Primary School has 487 students and 8 classrooms, but only two of the rooms are considered 'permanent'. The other 7 all have dirt floors, holes in the walls and roof. This project will construct a new 28'x28' classroom.
TGUP Project: Kiahuko Primary School in Kenya
Kenya
16968

Raised to date:
As part of the 8 project renovation of the Kiahuko Primary School, a new 30'x15' kitchen will be built. This will provide space for cooking, a storage room for food, gutters on the building, two new cooking vats (called jikos), and a new 5,000-liter water tank. The school cannot currently safely cook in the existing kitchen for the 487 students and staff. We have secured a $2,000 matching grant for this project.
TGUP Project: Region 16: Kiahuko School in Kenya
Kenya
4576

Raised to date:
The 487 students at Kiahuko Primary School only have a large empty field to play in. This project will install 1 seesaw, 1 slides, 1 sets of swings (with 4 seats each), and 1 set of climbing bars. All the equipment will be made locally by a metal craftsman and be made out of heavy gauge metal to ensure durability and strength.
TGUP Project: Kiahuko Primary School in Kenya
Multiple
20000

Raised to date:
More than 20 million adolescent girls drop out of school every year because they cannot manage their period. It is probably the greatest preventable loss of human potential in the world.

TGUP’s Save a Girl Project addresses this problem by providing girls with washable, reusable, cloth sanitary pads. A Save a Girl “kit” costs about $6 to make, but they are given free of charge to the girls.
TGUP Project: Menstrual Kits in Multiple
Nepal
6041

Raised to date:
Some of the buildings at the Shree Sani Ambapur Primary School were damaged in the 2015 earthquake such that the students and staff do not feel safe. TGUP, in partnership with the Nepal Women’s Community Service Center (NWCSC), will construct a 30’ x 15’ second-story classroom for the school. The addition will be made with brick walls, a cement floor, and sheet metal roof.
TGUP Project: Sani Ambapur School in Nepal
Guatemala
26771

Raised to date:
Depending on the funding available, this project will construct either one or two new classrooms for the Las Flores Rural Public School in Peten, Guatemala. The school has 106 students and 4 teachers. The classrooms have leaking roofs, holes in the wooden planked walls, and cracks in the floors such that wind and rain enter the classrooms. The rainy season in this area lasts 9 months so both teaching and attendance suffer. The total cost will be $26,770.63 for two classrooms or $16,083.80 for one classroom.
TGUP Project: Las Flores School in Guatemala
Guatemala
2585

Raised to date:
The El Guayacan community has a school with 380 students from preschool through sixth grade and 12 teachers. The infrastructure conditions are very poor but the most urgent need is for desks for the students. The community has raised funds to purchase 83 desks but 80 more are need. The community is covering the cost of transporting the desks from the nearby city.
TGUP Project: El Guaycan in Guatemala
Guatemala
3065

Raised to date:
Working with our long-time partner, Seeds of Learning, we will fund 100 desks for the community school in Neuva Jerusalen. This school has 130 students from preschool through sixth grade and 4 teachers. The existing desks are in total disarray and some students bring improvised desks to school just so they don't have to sit on the floor.
TGUP Project: Nueva Jerusalen in Guatemala
Guatemala
600

Raised to date:
The community has a multi-grade school with a single teacher who teaches 20 students from preschool through sixth grade. The community is contributing 20% of the cost of the project. La Paz is an extremely isolated and rural community located near the southern border of Mexico.
TGUP Project: La Paz School in Guatemala
Kenya
5725

Raised to date:
In 2022, TGUP, in partnership with Kiini Sustainable Initiative, constructed a new building containing 4 pit latrines and one urinal at the Mwiyogo Primary School. There are 12 teachers/staff and 327 students: 170 girls and 157 boys. The old latrines had collapsed, and the Ministry of Health had condemned them as unusable and unsafe. This was an emergency situation for the school and students, as it was at risk of being shut down due to the lack of latrines. This project will now construct a new building containing 4 stalls just for the girls.
TGUP Project: Mwiyogo School in Kenya
Guatemala
1200

Raised to date:
Laguna Larga is a very remote rural community located right at the northern border with Mexico. The community has a school with 80 students from preschool through sixth grade. The infrastructure is very poor and consists of thatched roof structures with stick walls. Their top request was for desks, as many students end up sitting on the dirt/mud floor. This project funded 50% of the requested amount.
TGUP Project: Laguna Larga in Guatemala
Tanzania
3400

Raised to date:
This project will fund 40 smoke-reducing stoves to be installed into Maasai homes. The stoves are connected to a chimney to expel the smoke. Typically, Maasai women cook with an open fire in the middle of a very small, unventilated hut made of sticks and mud. This is not only dangerous but extremely unhealthy. 25 children per 1,000 die before the age of 5 from lung problems due to inhaling the smoke from the open fires. Many are also burned.
TGUP Project: Maasai Smoke-Free in Tanzania
Gifts
Kenya
$90

Beehives
gifted to date:
A $90 beehive provides pollination to boost crop yields 2–4x. Each hive comes with a personalized plaque naming the person honored and will be installed on a farm, at a school, or in a village in Kenya.
TGUP Project: Beehives in Kenya
Kenya
$300

Water Tanks
gifted to date:
$300 will purchase and install a 3,000 liter water tank and roof catchment system in a drought striken area in Meru, Kenya. For every 3rd tank funded, the community contributes a 4th one.
TGUP Project: Meru Community in Kenya
Multiple
$6

Save a Girls
gifted to date:
$6 provides one adolescent girl with washable reusable sanitary supplies so she can manage her period and stay in school. Each kit lasts for three years.
TGUP Project: Menstrual Kits in Multiple
Kenya
$50

Feed 100 childrens
gifted to date:
According to Unicef, Kenya is in the midst of a crippling drought where 1 in 3 children are suffering from acute malnutrition. Every 50 cents donated will feed a Kenyan child one midday meal of githeri, which is a mixture of maize and beans.
TGUP Project: Maize and Beans in Kenya

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