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THE STORY:

I believe that the best way to live a happy life is by giving to others! Nothing would make my day of birth more for filling then having donations go toward the things I find important in a world that needs so much help! I get to choose what part of the charity I want the money to go to so I'd like to let you know that I am doing two different things one is for deworming of intestinal parasites.

WHAT ARE INTESTINAL WORMS?

Many people have seen pictures of hungry children with large, distended bellies in magazines and late night charitable TV infomercials. The reason children have this condition is because they have been infected with intestinal parasites. Unbelievably, intestinal worms infect 2 billion people around the world, and of these 300 million suffer severe and permanent damage as a result of the parasites, according to the World Health Organization. The worms can consume up to 20% of a child’s nutritional intake everyday, causing severe malnutrition, under-nutrition, and even deaths a result of the parasites, according to the World Health Organization. The worms can consume up to 20% of a child’s nutritional intake everyday, causing severe malnutrition, under-nutrition, and even death.

Most of us are aware of the effects malnutrition can have on a child such as poor cognitive development, lethargy, weak immune systems, vitamin deficiencies, anemia, etc. However, many people do not know the extent that parasitic worms exacerbate the problem.

 

the second is buying  acres of indangered rainforest from the destruction of the rainforest by greedy corporations REASONS AMAZON IS BEING DESTROYED:

– Cattle Farming

– Agriculture

– Logging

– Mining

 not only saving the trees but also the habitats  that many species consider home. 

Rainforest Conservation

WHAT PLANTING PEACE IS DOING

For centuries the Amazon has been regularly referred to as the “lungs of our planet”. Rainforests contain 90-140 billion metric tons of carbon that impact every single breath we take and help stabilize local and global climate. Unfortunately these areas are being destroyed at prodigious rates. This is particularly damaging because the Amazon contains the world’s highest biodiversity concentrations with an amazing array of flora and fauna species that provide preservation of the biosphere for our generation and generations to come. Planting Peace has purchased 624 acres of Peruvian rainforest land, which has now been placed in a land trust and is 100 percent shielded from decimation. Our hope is to continue to buy land around our existing reserve so we can expand our parameter, thus expanding our protective practices of the Amazon.

 

if your tight on money there is no pressure to donate, consider this my birthday gift donate what you feel comfortable feel free to donate extra if the cause touches your heart! We have the ability to make a huge difference! Thank you! 

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To This Fundraiser

$110

MONEY RAISED
  • Heather Michelle

    $80

  • The Ashley's

    $30

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Donor Comments

The Ashley's

The Ashley's

DONATION: $30

Happy Birthday!!!! 3 years ago

Heather Michelle

Heather Michelle

DONATION: $80

Happy Birthday Heather! 3 years ago