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The dots on the map show the places in the world where we are at work. Click on any dot to get more information about our projects.

Calgary

Canada

The Mustard Seed of Calgary is a non-profit Christian humanitarian organization that has been caring for Calgary's homeless with food, clothing and shelter for over 25 years. “The Seed” also delivers progressive education and employment programs to get people off the street and help them to rebuild their lives. Since 2002, our volunteers have prepared roast beef dinners for more than 20,000 people.
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Ecuador

South America

We’ve been helping to improve food production in the Ecuador highlands since December, 2010. We believe stronger, community-managed agriculture is the key here. Better seed systems and improved water management will give families higher-quality crops. And market linkages between family farmers and urban consumers will be enhanced to build a healthier local food economy.
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Peru

South America

The people of the Andean Mountains near Cusco, Peru suffer from gastrointestinal, parasitic and diarrhea-related diseases. There are also high rates of maternal, infant and under-five mortality in the area. We’ve helped DESEA Peru treat household water, provide hygiene and sanitation education and run weekly health clinics. We’ll continue this work as it has begun to improve the health situation.
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Angola

Africa

Here, we helped the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception build their Children’s Medical Centre with a $35,000 donation. Near Luanda, the Centre provides healthcare, food and education to children one month to six years of age. We also funded the Development Workshop, micro-financing it in 2002. It has since grown to 9500 clients and $1.5 million independent credit facility. And we’ve worked with partners to teach Angolans to construct water filters.
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Haiti

North America

In Haiti we supported Lena Ambroise and her six children with housing and education. The Foundation also supports the Clean Water for Haiti effort, a micro-business teaching Haitians to build “BioSand Concrete Filters” that cost $50 CDN and ensure potable water.
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Trinidad and Tobago

North America

The Trinidad/Canada Health Care Project was founded in 2005. We were invited to deliver medical programs in several rural areas. Nurses and volunteers tested for high blood pressure and diabetes and taught nutrition and health. Babies, children and adults were treated daily. In Tobago, we donated food, school supplies and toys to the Jesus Cares Family Cottage Orphanage.
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Tanzania

Africa

In Tanzania, we operate women’s, children’s and maternal health clinics and eye screenings at the Oldeani Clinic and in the Burko area. We bring Canadian doctors, medical professionals and volunteers and they work with locals, medical teams to screen, treat and educate patients on health and dental care.
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Kenya

Africa

We funded the education of 10 Kenyan girls from slums and poor villages. Aged six to 18, they had dropped out of school due to domestic violence and tension. Our $1,000 per student pays for them to go to school in Meru and covers tuition fees, supplies, uniforms, medication, shelter, transportation and meals for a year.
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Ethiopia

Africa

We teamed up with partners in the Horn of Africa in 2007 to deliver financial assistance to Hope for Children (HFC). This organization helps fulfill the basic needs of over 600 children affected by HIV/AIDS and outfits over 700 with school uniforms and supplies. Our $10,000 helped pay HFC’s founder a salary.
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Uganda

Africa

Working with US-based MedWish and AMJ Campbell International, we filled a container with medical supplies and shipped it to the Nakaseke Lifecare Center in Uganda. This ensured medical care for 12,000 patients and indirect benefits for 40,000. These people would otherwise have had to travel for treatment, something most couldn’t afford to do. We also support the Ssubi Foundation, building schools in the Gubu area.
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India

Asia

Ladakh is high in the Indian Himalayas. Here, we supported HEALTH Inc. (Health, Environment and Literacy in the Himalaya). This group works with local people to improve agriculture, literacy and health. It produces educational materials with titles such as “How to Grow Vegetables Year Round.”
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Cambodia

Asia

We supported a student, Dara Kheang, in his studies at Pannasastra University in Phnom, Penh, Cambodia.
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Nepal

Asia

Our work in Nepal has been varied. With Core International, we’ve sponsored eye clinics/camps for cataract surgery and set up a micro credit assistance program for women entrepreneurs called the SOUP program (Society for the Urban Poor Centre). We have also supported CORE, providing education, clothing and footwear to porters who don’t speak English and have no warm clothing for the cold, high altitude climbs.
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Guatamala

North America

We delivered health supplies and services, including maternity education, to a poor, remote village. Our volunteers then ran a two-week clinic providing basic assistance, dental hygiene and optometry, helped construct a learning centre, tested local water, gave computer lessons to more than 150 children and adults and laid the foundation for two separate businesses.
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Canmore

Canada

Our Pink and Green Ribbon Health Campaign is supported by the Rocky Mountain Soap Company. This project explores the connection between the environment and women’s health: To stop cancer before it starts, we need to clean up our environment! Our running races, yogathons, walks, health workshops and special events touch the lives of 12,500 women.
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Ghana

Africa

We support Funtunfuneefu in Cape Three Points, Ghana, a village of almost 900 with no power, running water or sanitation system. Illiteracy is high and, without a health post, there have been deaths from easily treatable diseases such as malaria, typhoid fever and cholera. We are working with the local community, Funtunfuneefu, who are building their own health post and sanitation system.
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Somalia

Africa

We’ve partnered with The Global Enrichment Foundation to award university scholarships to Somali women. The Somali Women’s Scholarship Program was set up by Alberta journalist Amanda Lindhout. She was kidnapped and held hostage in Somalia. The program, which she established after her release, covers tuition and a living allowance.
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Masoyi

South Africa

In South Africa, we work closely with our partner, Hands at Work. We provide after school homework support to grade 10 to 12 students and we pay the tuition for six high school students to attend universities in South Africa.
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Hunza Valley

Pakistan

The Hunza Valley of Northern Pakistan is near the Kashmir and China borders. Here, we work with the Four Worlds Center for Learning Development, planning communities, coaching leaders and training entrepreneurs who take the learnings to 1,000 locals. Four Worlds also provides “quick-win” seed-project grants and ongoing technical support.
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Guadalajara

Mexico

We supported the CODENI initiative in Guadalajara, Mexico to help children who live and work on the streets. CODENI currently has 100 children and adolescents in its programs. Along with its mission to “empower children through education,” the group teaches them the importance of having fun, organizing sports and recreation.
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Tibet

Asia

Life is a challenge for the children of the Tibetan Plateau (China). Here, we've helped to fund educational infrastructure and underwrite scholarships for individual students. Money has also paid the salaries of Tibetan teachers and scholarships for promising school graduates to attend college or university.
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St Vincent

In St. Vincent, we've sponsored students to attend the Sugar Mill Academy. It's a private school with high academic standards for students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The Sugar Mill scholarships are for talented children of underprivileged families who require financial support. They cover educational and transportation expenses.
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Morley

Canada

Working with Outward Bound Canada, we use outdoor education to help Stoney Nakoda First Nations high school students stay in school and achieve their potential. These young people struggle with poverty, addiction, social and mental health issues that have caused violence, suicides and premature deaths. Our leadership programs give the kids a legitimate chance to develop their strengths and talents.
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Ponoka

Canada

J.W. Douglas Beatty initiated a fund started by the Cook family in memory of their daughter, Katelyn Elizabeth Cook, who died at age 15 following a tragic car accident on April 23, 2005. The annual Katelyn Cook Inspiration Award, a cash prize, goes to the student at the Composite High School in Ponoka, Alberta who best exemplifies Katelyn's kind heart and uplifting spirit.
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Toronto

Canada

The Shoe Project offers writing workshops to groups of 14 to 20 women, ages 18 to 80, who have come to Canada from other countries: Ukraine, Eritrea, Japan, Brazil, Pakistan, Panama, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan and China. The groups visit Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum then write personal, shoe-inspired stories, displaying the star footwear.
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Senegal

Africa

Drawing on the successful design of our Tanzanian Medical Clinic and in collaboration with the Tostan organization, a team of Senegalese and Canadian volunteer health professionals will support local health services in remote areas in Senegal in 2013.
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Grenada

North America

We work with Grenada Community Development Agency (GRENCODA), a not-for-profit organization that has helped develop Grenada’s rural communities since 1985. Its mission is "to provide guidance and support to rural individuals, families and communities to improve their quality of life."
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Bequia

North America

Working with Action Bequia, the community, children and volunteers, we've helped to set up two playgrounds donated by the City of Calgary. We've also entered into a two-year agreement with the Sunshine School for Children with Special Needs to fund general operating expenses, including additional staff. The Sunshine School has 30 students with physical and mental disabilities.
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Our vision is to grow and work together as a creative part of our world community, with respect, compassion, understanding, and openness to empower each other.  Our objectives, through a combination of volunteers and financial funding, are to share and exchange knowledge of health, education, and the alleviation of poverty.