TGUP's projects follow four phases:
- Phase 1 -Planned:seeking funding to start
- Phase 2 -Started:underway but still need funds to complete
- Phase 3 -Fully funded:funded and in progress
- Phase 4 -Completed:click here to see all 162 of TGUP's prior projects
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Partnering with the Little Sisters Fund, TGUP will build a covered shelter for this health center, which provides a full range of medical services to over 9,000 people in surrounding area. Currently patients have to wait outside exposed to extreme weather conditions: it is frequently either very hot and sunny or raining and muddy.
TGUP, in partnership with KIINI, will fund the construction of a new classroom for the Githage Secondary Day School. The school has one very old building with 5 rooms for the current enrollment of 118 students. There are many more students that would like to attend but the Ministry of Education has limited enrollment due to the crumbling facilities.
Working with East Bali Poverty Project, TGUP will fund 36 latrines for 40 families (131 people) in the Pucang hamlet. There are total of 168 families in the hamlet, 132 of which do not have a toilet and still practice open defecation in the bush. These latrines insulate the water supply from E.coli preventing sickness and even death.
The Nepal Women Community Service Center and the local community will contribute 20% of the cost to install a playground at the Barahachhetra Secondary School. The school has 593 students but no play equipment.
The community of San Antonio does not have any school. The nearest one has become inaccessible because of a new high-speed roadway that prevents the children from crossing to the next village. Working with our Nicaraguan partner, Seeds of Learning, we will build a new one-room school and latrine.
With One Heart Worldwide, TGUP will upgrade an existing health post into a birthing center. Basic preventive and emergency care will be provided, including pre-natal care with safe motherhood education; a trained midwife to deal with complications at birth; a clean, warm, safe, well-equipped birthing environment; and appropriate post-natal care.
Working alongside our NGO partner, Seeds of Learning, and the community volunteers, we will build a new school and 2 latrines for La Quebradita. The existing school is made out of a 40' metal cargo container and the latrines have collapsed.
The 593 students, staff and community of the Barahachhetra Secondary School do not have access to any potable water. The existing untreated water is causing illness including cholera, dysentary and other bacterial diseases. Working with TGUP's partner, the Nepal Women's Community Service Center, we will install a water purification system and 1,000 liter tank to provide safe, clean drinking water.
TGUP will partner with Community in Action to clear an open space and install a playground in an impoverished favela community where no recreational areas for children exist. Many end up playing in hazardous areas such as dumps and sewers. The community of 2000+ is one of the poorest in the Rio area.
Save a Girl grew out of TGUP’s Girls’ Equality Project. It provides washable, reusable sanitary supplies to adolescent girls in the developing world. Without such help, the girls cannot manage their period so they drop out of school. In the worst cases, they are sold as child brides or sex slaves. The kits cost $5 to make, but are free to the girls. They last for three years. It’s no exaggeration: keeping a girl in school for $1.67 ($5/3) per year may be one of the most cost-effective liberations of human potential on the planet. Save a Girl is raising funds to provide 25,000 kits. For the cost of a latte, YOU can Save a Girl. Join us.
Gift a beehive for a family member, friend or loved one. TGUP is placing beehives with local villagers, farmers and schools in Kenya. The bees improve crop production by as much as 500%! For $120, we will install a beehive with a 3"x6” bronze plaque in the name of the person or family you choose. 100% of the cost will go to the beehive and is tax deductible. TGUP will email you a personalized letter and a photo of the hive once it is installed. Our goal is to install 100 beehives.