Details of VPM fund disbursement can be found in this section and under the section, 'Projects in Gaza'

Fund Disbursement

Lighting Up Gaza 2

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Lighting up Gaza 2 concentrated on school children who had to study in darkness due to the black-out and power cuts by the Israeli government. The photos below show the second phase of the distribution of rechargeable lamps to students.

This project was undertaken with the cooperatioin of the Ministry of Education in Gaza to determine the students who would most require these lamps. It was funded by Viva Palestina Malaysia through the collections from our kind donors. We thank you for your generosity and may the Almighty reward you for it.
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Agricultural Project

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Update: March 2014 - Letter from Jamal Burnat

Assalam Aliekom.
ESDC is sending warmest regards and greetings to Viva Palestina Malysia for the generous fund that supported Bilien Farmers affected by the apartheid ‘Israeli’ separation wall.
ESDC is still following up those farmers by extension and training, where at this point producing a guide for them on how to breed the grapes.
 
Moreover, ESDC will provide the farmers with a learning CDs about grapes and other agricultural good practices.
 
Thank you very much for your kind cooperation, ESDC is looking forward to cooperate with more to duplicate this successful experience with more other farmers affected by occupation practices in Bilien and other villages.
 
 Best Regards
Jamal Burnat
M&E Manager
المركز الفلسطيني للتنمية الاقتصادية والاجتماعية
ESDC
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This is an agricultural proposal from Emad (Director of 5 Broken Cameras) for his village Bil'in. It is a land reclamation project for agricultural lands that are next to the apartheid wall that has already cut off some of the land from the farmers. The sum requested is USD45,000 for land reclamation, irrigation and grape plants. They started work in July and hope to plant the grapes in winter. Project is implemented by ESDC, an NGO in the West Bank. The photo shows the land where the project is implemented and directly behind it, the white buildings, is an Israeli settlement, which was once their land.

 

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Distribution of Rechargable Lamps

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VPM had raised funds through collections at Mutiara International Grammar School and others and had used the fund to purchase emergency rechargeable lamps to be distributed to poor families in Gaza. VPM had sent USD8,000 for the rechargeable lamp project in Khan younis for 450 poor families. Our coordinator in Gaza managed to negotiate a good price and we had a balance of USD 1165 so we bought another 75 lamps and distributed to poor families in 2 other areas called Shaik Ridwan and Beach Camp.

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FUND DISBURSED FOR 'RAMZY SEATTLE MARATHON RUN IN NOVEMBER 2012 '

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FSDA.4.smallRamzy Baroud ran the Seattle Marathon on 25 November 2012 on behalf of Viva Palestina Malaysia to raise funds for our women's micro financing project in Gaza.

21 Families have benefited from this USD20,000 donation drive. which was disbursed to various Micro Financing Projects in Northern Gaza Strip.

On 2 June 2013 the Family & Development Society held a course to 21 beneficiaries on how to make their micro Finance Projects a success.