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Save Lives, Save Forests, Save Orang Utans!

Organized by: Susan Ruddy

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You made the world a better place in 2017!
January 04, 2018

“I have many stories to tell, Susan,” Rina said. “Because of you and the generous people supporting me, I learn many new things here.”  See More

THE STORY:

You have already made almost two-thirds of the difference! 

                                $9,400 in, $5,600 to go! 

                                 Let's get it done now!

Our $10,000 investment in Dr. Rina’s anesthesiology residency has her well on the way to saving the lives of Kalimantan villagers, and of the forest homes of Borneo’s orang utans - the “people of the forest” in Bahasa Indonesian.  

So, why do we care? Because poor health and crushing poverty drive villagers of Kalimantan (Indonesia’s part of Borneo) to log illegally in order to pay for health care. They log in Gunung Palung National Park, home to 10% of the world’s remaining Bornean orang utans in order to survive.  

Rain forests are being lost at a rapid rate. Forests regulate air, water, climate, and even disease. When the rain forest suffers, so do we. But for many people, exploiting natural resources, like cutting down trees to sell, is the only way to afford health care and support their families. When we suffer, so does the rain forest.  

Many families are forced to make the impossible choice between short-term survival and future well-being. But their choices impact ecosystems all over the world - and therefore our Earth's climate - so these choices impact us all.  

Consider this:  

· Borneo’s orang utan populations have decreased by 25% in just the last ten years.  

· But 25 of 1,000 infants born in Indonesia die before their first birthday.  

Who among us wouldn’t cut a tree to pay for healthcare, thus saving our infant’s life? But at the same time destroying forest homes of critically endangered orang utan….  

A tragic choice - that no longer needs to be made because of your help!  

Dr. Rina will be our agent of change. She will be at Health in Harmony’s new little hospital with her surgeon husband, where villagers get health care in exchange for quitting logging. And she will be there because of our investments in her education, her future, the future of both people and the forests of Kalimantan.  

This is where our investment will go, in the person of Dr. Rina. Join me in taking our campaign across the $15,000 finish line! We are two thirds of the way there; all we need is another $5,000. Together we can do this! So please send your support now.  

 (https://healthinharmony.org)    

$9,400

 

63% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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  • Susan Ruddy

    $250

  • Bob Osborne

    $100

  • Constance Wolfe

    $100

  • Frank Gwartney

    $50

  • Cathie Straub

    $100

  • Babbie and Ian Jacobs

    $100

  • Beth Nordlund

    $100

  • Jo Michalski

    $100

  • Molly McCammon

    $100

  • Carol Comeau

    $100

  • Eleanor Andrews

    $200

  • Connie & Terry

    $200

  • Barbara Easterbrook

    $100

  • Abigale Hensley

    $100

  • Bob Waldrop

    $250

  • Susan Alexander

     

  • Bev & Paul Craig

    $50

  • Lily & Kraig

    $200

  • Sean and Pauline Ruddy

    $250

  • Lydia

    $250

  • Robin Bush

    $100

  • Daniel Ziv

    $25

  • Bonnie Godfred

     

  • Susan Ruddy

    $100

  • Susan Ruddy

    $100

  • Susan Ruddy

    $50

  • Susan Ruddy

    $50

  • Frank Gwartney

    $50

  • Colleen Tyrrell

    $250

  • Kathy and Jon Peterson

    $100

  • Johnni Aguirre

    $40

  • Michael Dederer

    $200

  • Lisa Holzapfel

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Helene Harding and Patrick Briggs

    $200

  • JOHNSON FAMILY

    $200

  • Farah Killidar

    $25

  • David R Klein

    $100

  • Pat LeDonne

    $100

  • Robert Osborne

    $50

  • Mike Dederer

    $100

  • Monica Anderson

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Paul & Debby Davis

    $40

  • suzanne fischer

    $100

  • Mary & Kelly

    $100

  • Peter Mjos, Karen Ruud

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bob & Lynn Falconer

    $200

  • Lee and Ann Gorsuch

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Barbara Cash

    $250

  • John & Rika Mou

    $250

  • Jeff Macktaz

    $150

  • Ann Nora Ehret

    $500

  • Hope & Rick

    $500

  • Sarah Barton

    $100

  • Carol Comeau

    $500

  • connie and rollie reid

    $250

  • Carmen Gutierrez

    $300

  • Art & Karen Eash

    $100

  • Connie Worthington

     

  • Erin Dovichin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • olga murray

    $100

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

9 months ago

olga murray

olga murray

DONATION: $100

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9 months ago

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ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Erin Dovichin

Erin Dovichin

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Connie Worthington

Connie Worthington

in honor of Susan Ruddy 11 months ago

Art & Karen Eash

Art & Karen Eash

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Carmen Gutierrez

Carmen Gutierrez

DONATION: $300

11 months ago

connie and rollie reid

connie and rollie reid

DONATION: $250

11 months ago

Carol Comeau

Carol Comeau

DONATION: $500

In honor of Malala Yousafzai 11 months ago

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