Move to Matter has expanded their involvement with Heifer International. In additional to funding specific projects, we are now offering the opportunity for Move to Matter sponsors to donate to Central America and Senegal/West Africa. Heifer International's philosophy is to provide training/education to sustain self-reliance.
We have known Lillian for over 10 years. Her Mom, Dad and other family members died of Aids. Since she was a little girl she lived with her Aunt and eight cousins. We have sponsored her and helped her go to school. Recently, she finished school and returned to her village. She mentioned that the there are no nets in her house which makes her and her cousins susceptible to Malaria, a deadly disease.
She wrote this information below to help better understand the serious issue.
"Malaria is one of the dangerous diseases in Africa. It endangers the lives of pregnant women, unborn children and young lives too. In Africa, Malaria is very common and one can easily be infected if they do not sleep under treated mosquito nets. There is no vaccine for Malaria in Africa, it can only be prevented by use of treated mosquito nets.
Many families in my village are poverty stricken and therefore cannot afford buying the mosquito nets, this leaves them no option but to face the disease and they cannot afford medicine. Distribution of mosquito nets in my village will help give hope to young kids and pregnant women and help them live a healthy and hopeful life. It takes two to eradicate diseases and in the end you will have Moved to Matter to our village! God bless you."
Written by Lillian –Kenya
At Move to Matter, we plan to fund 80 nets at $10 per net so all people in her village can be protected and safe! Please go to our Get Started page to donate this project. At the time of funding we will follow the program and have verifiable pictures and results!
We heard about Guerna through our partners in Haiti that she was severely burned. Move to Matter took immediate action and sponsored her for a year allowing her to heal by getting the nutrition and medical help she desperately needed!
From Morgan in Haiti:
When I met sweet little Guerna in December 2014, she sat alone on a chair in the general hospital - quiet and pale as a ghost - staring off into the distance. Her eyes were sunken in, her hair was blonde from undernourishment. Her entire body was covered in infected burn wounds and leaking puss. Yet she had the smile and gentle voice of an angel.
Soon her older brother came, he was the one who took her to the hospital a week after hot oil had spilled over her.
The good news is that Guerna is no longer in the stagnant general hospital where she'd spent a month hospitalized and still had pus seeping from her infected burn wounds all over her body. Her older brother transferred her to a better hospital because of the support of Move to Matter in Port au Prince, which specializes in children.
Guerna's recovery costs will be quite high. What a blessing Move to Matter is - saving lives, changing lives, developing a future!!
Monthly nutritional support will be very important for her - and the vitamin supplements - at first as it will be critical for her being able to heal from such massive wounds, and also because she is so malnourished in the first place. Nutritional support is priority over school for now, if we had to choose one (medical and nutritional being priority). She has never been to school yet, so once she is well enough to go home we will work on that.
Yesterday I visited Guerna and her caring brother - yet I barely recognized the little girl! She has been healing incredibly well...and looked so healthy! Guerna is the most beautiful, sweetest little girl.... is just gorgeous.
SO GREAT to have you as our partners :)
This is our school being built. The kids are so excited, they now have a real place to learn. They will no longer need to learn under a tree! More to come...............
These are mattresses being delivered to the Haiti safe house so the kids can have dignity and not sleep on the floor....a new beginning . There is nothing fascinating about this picture, what is fascinating is by just a child's commitment and physical activity we can truly help other kids in the world. Having a safe place to sleep lets a child begin to heal.
It can be argued that there is nothing more thought provoking than a sunrise. It happens every day all around the world. A sunrise at our home signifies hope and is welcomed with gratitude. We look forward to this natural beautiful event which inspires all possibilities.
However not all sunrises signify hope, gratitude and blessings. A sunrise in Haiti often means a lack of clothing, clean water, hunger, despair and a sense of inability to make life better from the day before. A sunrise in Haiti often rises to hopelessness, for many.
Move to Matter's mission is inspiring children to look outside their world and touch the lives of other children on the planet. Children can impact their own lives through committing to exercise and use that positive change to help children around the world through coordinating sponsors for their efforts. By counting on oneself they are receiving and giving the gift of all the possibilities a sunrise can inspire.
Over the past year we have partnered with other 501c3 organizations and have helped many children around the world. Our structure ensures that the use of our funds are verifiable and 100% of the resources are used to fund projects around the world.
We are so proud to meet the kids from this Kenyan village.
This is where these children attend school, under a tree.
However, Move to Matter has fully funded a school like the one below which is under construction and should be complete by the summer.
One of our most exciting partnerships has been with a safe house in Haiti. In 3 years they have been able to reunite 60 lost kids with their families, provide food clothing and most important hope for hundreds of homeless and orphaned children.
The inspiring Video below shows more about Morgan's passion and the real work she is doing in Haiti. Brilliant, and dedicated Morgan is only 21 years old. Her voice for the children is loud and can be heard around the World. She has even spoken at the United Nations Youth Council.
In supporting Morgan's mission we have fully funded 10 bikes. Bikes mean to the children of Haiti safety. It is not uncommon for a child to be kidnapped and enslaved on their way to work or school. These bikes mean hope to these children enabling them to find work, and commute to school.
Morgan's video highlights the harsh living conditions forcing the children to sleep on the hard floor. Move to Matter was able to purchase beds for these children giving them a sense of dignity and also a good night sleep.
Thank-you for our help with building the school.
Move to Matter!
Empowers children by setting goals, and combining physical activity with fundraising to make a difference in the lives of other children around the world.