Category: World Wide Initiatives

Giving thanks from Tanzania – Joseph

Overcoming the obstacles of a drunken, absentee father, a schizophrenic mother and a bedridden grandmother who helped raise him, the only meal often being only what he got at school.  Joseph was first sponsored by GCF at Rhotia Primary school.  As a strong student, this sponsorship then took him to Diego Secondary school and on… Read more »

Tree planting day in Kenya

On November 6th, the government of Kenya made an unprecedented announcement: November 13th would be a national day off, dedicated to planting trees. The call echoed from bustling cities to rural landscapes, as citizens eagerly prepared for a collective effort to combat climate change. With a resolute tone, the President decreed a simple yet powerful… Read more »

Please help us support Morocco’s earthquake victims

“There is no beauty but the beauty of action.” ~ Moroccan Proverb Donate here to support earthquake survivors in Morocco   Dear Friend, On Saturday, I awoke to the news that a massive earthquake rocked western Morocco with its epicenter about fifty miles from Marrakesh. By the end of the day, the death toll was… Read more »

Weaving hope in Laos

Tin Keo Village

Meet the people of Tin Keo, including the head weaver at our women’s cooperative, in the video above—and learn how our partnership has improved their quality of life in a meaningful, sustainable way. The small community of Tin Keo makes its living by farming rice, corn, and bananas; tending livestock; and weaving. To help support… Read more »

An update from Laos

This month of August 2023 is the significant day for entire villagers and their children because Grand Circle Foundation has accomplished the requested facility projects for both the primary school and the community center after the strong storms badly damaged the buildings and brought the mess to the grounds three years ago. So today, our… Read more »

Jambo…..Hello….Iko poa? (are you well?) – an update from East Africa

The end of July is marching closer, and it’s been over 3 months since our last update and gosh, lots of projects ongoing. To date for this year 2023, the Foundation has invested 351,500$ in various projects throughout East Africa. Here’s a quick recap. In the Maasai Mara at Isaaten and Ole Keene Primary, GCF… Read more »

How you can help us protect the Amazon Rain Forest

“We are here, and we will continue here. Anglo America (mining) out! The people will continue to resist!” ~ Alessandra Korap Munduruku Dear friends, Last week I had the privilege to attend the Goldman Prize ceremony in Washington, DC as a guest of Amazon Watch.  These awards are considered one of the top recognitions for… Read more »

Greetings…..Jambo…..Habari?

This is a quick note to update you all on what’s happening in East Africa and what part Grand Circle Foundation is playing. The end of March is near, and the year is running away. To date, the Foundation has invested 157, 000$ in various projects throughout East Africa. Here’s a quick recap. Last week… Read more »

Continuing our support for Ukraine & Turkey

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” ~Maya Angelou Dear traveler, Last month the world marked the one year anniversary of the unjust invasion by Russia into Ukraine. At its onset, few of us could imagine that it would last so long given the… Read more »