Give a Gift that Changes Lives
Make a donation to Tandana in honor of your friends and family, and we'll send them a holiday card explaining your valuable gift.
$8 Literacy supplies for one student
This gift allows us to buy a slate, notebooks, pens, and other supplies for one woman in our Tommo So Literacy Program. For the first time, adult women have the chance to learn basic reading and writing in their native language, Tommo So, and, as they say, "step out of darkness into light." The participants are finding all kinds of benefits from these studies, including being able to buy and sell without being cheated, being able to use telephones independently, and being able to keep records for their business activities. They are proud to do these things with their own knowledge and not to have to ask for help.
$25 Medications to treat stomach bacteria for 3 patients
This gift allows us to buy medications to treat 3 people in Ecuador for h. Pylori through our Health Care Volunteer Venture program. H. Pylori is a bacteria causing serious stomach infections that develop into stomach cancer, and its incidence in some parts of highland Ecuador can be as much as 80%. Patients must take a regimen of four different medications to treat the infection, but after they do they feel much better
and greatly reduce their risk of stomach cancer.
$35 Prescription glasses for one patient
This gift allows us to help one patient referred from our mobile clinics in rural Ecuador get prescription glasses. With the glasses they need, patients can see to work, study, play, and do so many things that those of us with good vision often take for granted.
$60 Shovels for erosion prevention work in Mali
This gift allows us to provide 10 shovels to be shared by the farmers in one village in Mali to enable them to build stone contour lines and other erosion-prevention features in their fields and forests. This erosion prevention work conserves soil, conserves water, leads to better crop yields, and supports the environmental protection and reforestation work that the Olouguelemo Environmental Association is undertaking. Your gift helps one community work toward food security.
$100 Fruit trees
This gift allows us to buy fruit trees for an orchard in rural Mali. Orchards provide fruits such as papayas, bananas, guavas, pomegranates, lemons, oranges, and custard apples, that would otherwise be unavailable in villages. They offer dietary diversity as well as a source of income for schools and communities who care for the trees and grow the fruit.
$230 Support for one student mother for one year
The student mothers program supports girls from rural villages in Mali who are living in the town of Bandiagara so they can attend middle school. They have to find families to host them, and if they get pregnant, the families usually send them back to their villages and they have to drop out of school. This program provides training for the families to explain that they can still host the students even if they are young mothers. It also provides food and basic medical supplies for the babies, so they are not an extra cost to the families. It helps girls stay in school despite the challenges of motherhood. This gift supports one young mother for one year.
$250 Classroom supplies for literacy classes in Mali
This gift allows us to buy slates, chalk, notebooks, pens, and other supplies for a full class of 30 women in our Tommo So Literacy Program. For the first time, adult women have the chance to learn basic reading and writing in their native language, Tommo So, and, as they say, "step out of darkness into light." The participants are finding all kinds of benefits from these studies, including being able to buy and sell without being cheated, being able to use telephones independently, and being able to keep records for their business activities. They are proud to do these things with their own knowledge and not to have to ask for help.
$300 Full scholarship for secondary school
This gift allows us to provide a complete scholarship for an Ecuadorian secondary school student for one year. Public schools in highland Ecuador do not charge tuition, but the many other required costs, such as uniforms, books and supplies, and transportation, make it impossible for many children to attend school beyond sixth grade. This gift will help one student achieve his or her dreams by covering all of the costs for one year of education.
$750 Half university scholarship for one semester
This gift allows us to provide 50% of the university fees and other costs that one student in highland Ecuador needs to study at an institution of higher education for one semester. Tandana's university scholarships provide half the costs, while the students work to pay the other half. Many bright students are unable to pursue higher education because they lack the economic resources and also have responsibilities to provide for their family’s needs. This gift will help one student achieve his or her dreams of becoming a professional and making a difference in his or her community.