For Granted recognizes that the cost of each maternal death is higher than the loss of one woman. Maternal mortality sets off a causal chain that directly impacts the survival and prosperity of the victim’s children and her community. More women die from pregnancy related causes in India than anywhere in the world; with a woman having a 1 in 70 lifetime chance of dying in childbirth. There is simply no justification for these preventable deaths - women are dying due to the unavailability of basic health care services.
For Granted donated needed toys and educational materials to help support the BOCES Parent-Child Home Program which is designed to stimulate the development of educationally at-risk Pre-K children. Trained Home Visitors model to parents/caregivers how to talk and read to their two- and three-year-old children, using developmentally appropriate books and toys. This family literacy program is home-based and provides educational services for each child, preparing him/her to enter pre-school at age four.
For Granted teamed up with Vijana Amani Pamoja to host a football tournament focusing on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Vijana Amani Pamoja uses the power of sport as the impetus for comprehensive youth-focused HIV prevention.
Handicap Solidaire Burkina (HSB) is a disabled people’s organization started in 2003 in collaboration with Handicap Solidaire Switzerland to defend the interest of physically disabled people in Burkina Faso. HSB is a NGO that is able to respond to the needs of the people it serves through providing local solutions to the beneficiaries. Handicap International reports that 7% of Burkina’s 14,000,000 population is disabled and they are often excluded by their families and communities who do not want or are unable to invest in their treatment, training, or education.
For Granted worked with a Peace Corps Volunteer, Patrick Kane, and the Temotu Village Committee to provide a rainwater catchment system for the community. The Temotu Village Committee is a women led group that aims to improve the welfare of the community members. The organization designed the rainwater project in order to raise village health standards through providing greater access to clean water. For Granted helped the village obtain the needed supplies for the project and the community donated their efforts to build the rain tank system.
In 2006 For Granted established an Education program in Kiribati (pronounced Kee-ree-bahs) to aid the education of children from disadvantaged communities on the outer islands of the country. Kiribati, located in the Central Pacific, consists of 33 low-lying atolls and coral islands. It is the largest atoll state in the world, straddling the equator for approximately 2,000 miles. Kiribati is a beautiful country rich in culture and kindness. However, it is one of the ten poorest nations in the world and desperately needs assistance in developing its early childhood education.
For Granted worked with the Bani Scholarship School Committee to provide scholarships to secondary school students of rural Bani, Bukina Faso. Bukina Faso is a country in West Africa, with nearly half of the population subsisting on a dollar a day. Bani is a very poor area located between Ougadougou and Gorom-Gorom, that faces educational difficulties common in the country. The extreme poverty in Burkina Faso equates to a lack of resources and opportunity, especially relating to education.
For Granted worked with Moving the Goal Posts, an NGO working in Mombasa, Kenya, to provide educational scholarships for girls in economically depressed Kilifi. Moving the Goal Posts works to promote leadership for girls through education, reproductive health education, HIV/AIDs awareness, and by providing economic opportunities. Moving the Goal Posts is working with young women in the Kilifi district of Kenya because of the high illiteracy rates and lack of opportunities for women in the area.
The Burkina Faso scholarship program supported AGIR from 2009 to 2011 in order to provide educational support for deserving students in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is a land locked country in West Africa, faced with extreme poverty and 14 million inhabitants. In 2009 Burkina Faso ranked 177th out of 182 countries on the Human Development Index, making it one of the lowest countries ranked. The gross primary school enrollment in Burkina Faso has increased rapidly from 57% in 2005 to 72.5% in 2007, though the literacy rate remained low at 33%.