With love from Minnesota
Kinder World is a project that aims to create a sustainable support model for Syrian families seeking refuge through community partnership and solidarity.
Through the creation of this network, we will directly address the needs identified by camp residents and assist with solutions that empower the community.
Projects may include telemedicine services, medical and dental care, psychosocial support, nutrition, sustainable farming, education, language skills, parenting support, childcare, individual skill-building, team development through athletics, winterization, and access to clean water.
Minnesota Takes the Lead in Rethinking Aid:
Minnesota and a settlement of 155 Syrians seeking refuge in Northern Lebanon are the first communities to partner using the Kinder World model. Our partner community in Northern Lebanon has identified their most prominent needs including winterization, clean water and proper sanitation, education for the children, and medical care.
We hope that the success of our project will inspire other communities to get involved and our outreach to Syrian families seeking refuge will continue to grow. Although our partnership US community is based in Minnesota, all are welcomed to get involved! All skills and all support are valuable.
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Urgent Appeal for Winterization:
Kinder World Minnesota Phase 1
Our partner community’s tents are dilapidated and won’t withstand the winter. This will result in flooding, damaging of their belongings, and illnesses from cold exposure. They need canvas and wood to rebuild their tents. Our community has also identified the great need for warm jackets and oil. They do not have proper attire for winter or the oil needed to keep their families warm.
We are currently collecting donations to complete winterization. This includes purchasing jackets for the residents of the community and buying gravel to help alleviate the damage to shelters and structures from heavy rains and winter storms.
You can select a one-time donation to support our community’s winterization; winter coats cost about $25 each, and gravel will cost $400 per truck load.
You can also choose to select monthly recurring donations to continue to support Kinder World Minnesota and its ongoing projects.
Any amount helps! Click the donate button below and select "Kinder World" as the designation or include it in the comments!
Phase one is well underway in Lebanon as winter weather sets in.
Thanks to our partner community, new wood and canvas have been delivered for residents to reinforce their shelters for the winter weather and each family has received oil to heat their homes.
We would also like to extend a sincere thanks to our community leaders and our in-country coordinators who have made all of this possible in spite of difficult political and logistical circumstances in the country at the moment.
We hope to continue to work together to raise more funds to purchase the camp winter jackets and to move into the next phase of the project: sanitation.