Exotix Limited contributes a portion of its annual revenue to various Charities as a result of its annual charity day in December. We aim to assist the Charities who do excellent work and whose focus is on the countries and regions where we do business. Since 1999, Exotix has donated over US$1,400,000 to various charities.
Please find below some details of the Charities we supported in 2010/11.
In areas where 65% of the population does not have access to an adequate water supply, Excellent Development works to provide support to local farming communities to gain access to clean water and to grow food to eat and sell though soil and water conservation. Exotix raised $28,224 for the creation of a sand dam and the terracing of land for water and soil conservation in the Ukambani region of Southern Kenya. This will provide one community with a sustainable environment raising the water table and providing a year-round secure, source of clean water for the next 50 years. Terracing will also reduce soil erosion by more than 90% and will help retain rainwater in farmers’ fields. The funds also will establish and support a tree nursery, where 2500 trees will be planted and managed by the local communities, providing food, fertilizer, fuel, timber, medicines and a source of income as well as improving soil and water conservation.
Ukraine is facing an HIV epidemic that is now dramatically affecting family structures, along with the health and well-being of women and their children. In 2005, HealthRight International developed the MAMA+ model to help HIV-positive mothers in St. Petersburg keep their children in the birth-family environment by providing social, medical and psychological support to these women and their families. MAMA+ is now being replicated in Ukraine, as well as Vietnam, to support similarly challenged, HIV-positive Ukrainian women. HealthRight’s MAMA+ project provides a healthy start to the lives of children in need who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, by ensuring access to health, education, social services and by promoting their access to family and community support. Support from Exotix Charity Grants Programme will enable HealthRight to continue to develop the MAMA+ model pilot program in Ukraine and enrol additional HIV-positive women and their children into care, as well as expand the capacity of local service providers to care for these families.
Orphan Aid Africa
OrphanAid Africa resettles and supports orphans who have been wrongly consigned to orphanages and vulnerable children in their families or kinship care in the community. 80% of institutionalized or abandoned children in Ghana have living relatives. To prevent children from being sent to or remaining in orphanages, OrphanAid provides an array of services from housing, healthcare, clothing, education, food and legal representations. Exotix raised $25,000 for Orphan Aid which will enable direct cash transfers to 161 poor families at risk of abandoning their children, providing up to 130 renewals for access to the National Health Insurance Scheme and 30 birth certificates for new beneficiaries giving these families the support they desperately need.
Concern Universal (CU) is an international relief and development organization set up to address the needs of marginalized people living in extreme poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries. Their development programmes cover a range of health, education, agriculture, primary health care, AIDS and environmental issues targeting. Exotix raised $31,600 for a water, sanitation and hygiene project in the Cross River State, Nigeria where there is a chronic lack of clean water and sanitation facilities. These funds will give four communities access to clean and all year-round safe sources of drinking water, training and support to maintain these water points, as well as improved sanitation and hygiene practices through a Community-led Total Sanitation approach.
The McCabe Educational Trust: National Society for the Visually Hanicapped
The McCabe Education Trust set up the Al Shurooq School for the Blind initially in Jerusalem in 1981 and then in 1995 the premises moved to Bethlehem, allowing beneficiaries from the southern part of the West Bank, unable to enter Jerusalem, to gain access to the society’s services and programmes. The school provides total care and education for children aged 3 to 12 years, who are bought to them from poverty stricken areas such as refugee camps and remote villages in the West Bank and Gaza. Exotix donated $20,232 to fund the production of up to 36 Braille School textbooks for the visually impaired children in this school who will learn to read Braille in both Arabic and English.
MCAI – Maternity & Childhealth Advocacy International
Pakistan has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world with poor health facilities and ill-equipped and poorly trained personnel. MCAI is working through their Strengthening Emergency Care programme to reduce maternal and child mortality rates through improved emergency health care skills and provision. MCAI’s aim is to establish an ongoing programme of training and hospital refurbishment, which will allow the project to be cascaded to all hospitals in Pakistan that provide emergency healthcare for mothers, babies and children. As part of an agreement with the Government of Pakistan, hospitals and primary care centers will be provided with essential drugs and supplies allow the training care standard to be sustained. Exotix raised $22,572 to support this project and to run 5 day training courses for up to 36 healthcare workers in outlying northern regions.