Outreach Asia currently has these main areas of focus. Safe Drinking Water Systems at elementary schools and communities in Vietnam and the Philippines. Projects for a leprosy outpatient farm and support at the leprosy hospital in the Philippines. Leprosy support in Ben Tre, Vietnam. A college sponsorship program in the Philippines. Child sponsorship program in Cavite, Philippines (Gems Heart).
1. "Water For Life" This is our project of installing new, potable water systems at elementary schools in Vietnam and the Philippines. School size generally runs 400 to 500 children. Cost for a new 150-180 foot deep well, new tower, 225 gallon tank, metal piping, elec. water pump, & fountains is $2,300 to $5,300, depending on country and location. Most labor is donated by the parents of these schools. They do all the digging and laying of g.i. pipe. 2. Leprosy support: We support a leprosy hospital and outpatient farm in Pasobolong, Mindanao, Philippines. We fund projects for the 55+ families who live on the outpatient farm. At this farm, they raise pigs, chickens, ducks. Grow rice and mangos. This is a income generating project, which allows them to send their children to school and pay for medicine for the outpatients who remain "positive". In addition, a portion of the food raised is used to feed 30-40 children each day, whose parents have leprosy. This allows them to be nutritious, so they will not catch the disease. 3. Our college sponsorship program, matches individual sponsors to support a student's tuition at "Southern Leyte State University", Leyte, Philippines. Cost of sponsorship is now $290 per year. 4. GEMS Heart Outreach-Cavite, Philippines. At GEMS we operate a children sponsorship program($180 per year). GEMS focuses on sustainable programs that build capacity rather than simply provide one-time handouts. With funding from sponsorships, donations and grants, GEMS president Buenasflores and her two staff members target the following areas: sustainable health, nutrition and environmental sanitation; early child care and development; family life development; and educational support. Other programs and services will be developed as needs are identified by the community, target clients and other stakeholders.
Funded completely by donations and grants, Outreach Asia is a streamlined, efficient U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization. We direct over 95% of all donations to our relief work through the extensive use of dedicated volunteers, non-paid staff and our frugal approach.