Archive for February, 2011

Posted by Future Without Poverty On February - 19 - 2011 0 Comment

Some 50 individuals with links around the world met at the ATC-DISD facility, i.e., Turkey, Togo, Gabon, Nigeria, Mexico, Peru, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Ghana, Peru, Ohio, Virginia, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Puerto Rico.

Some high points for me. The establishment of the web store FWOP in 2011 will assist micro-producers in USA or abroad. Initially items from Oaxaca and Ajijic, Mexico and from Lima, Peru will be offered .

Representatives from EPA lead to a potential partnership to allow FWOP to coordinate the recycling solar panels for use in low income communities. In addition, we continued to learn more about some ways we can promote clean stove adoption where open fires are used to cook their food. In 2011, FWOP plans to support the construction of the Rotary clean stove project. With four factories established to date, plans are moving forward to establish one or more factories in Mexico in the coming year , e.g. , in San Miquel de Allende and Oaxaca.

One major area of FWOP ‘s efforts for some 10 years has been in the Mazamitla region. Recently, we have excited to learn how various groups are moving development forward and expand our initial efforts. First, some 580 new houses are proposed in the coming year. Second, a new grant has been proposed to establish some 5- 10 new chicken/fish farm operations in Flor de Campo. Third, new contracts for the textile cooperatives we helped established some years ago have been planned. Fourth, new electric poles are going up to bring complete the electricity system for Flor de Campo. Finally, some 400 women – La Vigilante – have come together to push development and to monitor corruption. This last issues gives us the most hope for the future.

A representative from Global Giving recently visited the Mazamitla region and made his own assessment of our efforts . We some expect some strong fund raising rasiing efforts to move forward in 2011 in Mexico and elsewhere in partnership with Global Giving. Meetings are scheduled in Turkey , Nigeria, Gabon , Cameroon, Peru, Sierra Leone, and Mexico to map out projects for the coming year.

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Posted by Future Without Poverty On February - 1 - 2011 0 Comment

Group has ‘future without poverty’

By Danielle Bice / Contributing Writer –www.ntdaily.com

From small field trips to Mexico to fighting poverty in countries like Haiti and Peru, Future Without Poverty helps build sustainable communities by bettering the lives of those in need.

While the group makes plans to expand their projects to countries like India, there are still projects in Denton.

The organization builds partnerships with community programs, like the Denton Rotary Club, to organize service opportunities like delivering food to the hungry.

“We believe very strongly that you help individuals by doing one thing and one thing only –– to reduce poverty and to create jobs,” said Tom Benjamin, secretary and treasurer.

A Future Without Poverty summit held, Jan. 21, discussed project opportunities and further expansion of the organization.

“Around 1995, we started concentrating more seriously on taking students from UNT to fieldtrips involving service learning,” said Stan Ingman, vice president.

The organization started out with simple projects and now plans to expand to other developing nations in Africa, the Middle East and other poverty-stricken countries.

Future Without Poverty is a national organization. The Future Without Poverty UNT Chapter, contains around 30 members.

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