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21.12.2016 - First project annoucement “ Water is hope”

Salamalaikum my dear Friends,

I want to share good news with all of you.
I have won my university’s “Make a Difference“-project contest and hence a reward of 1.500€.
This prize money allows me to finally realize Raschiq Moschtaqs and my first humanitarian project in Afghanistan, which is called “Water is hope“.

During my stay in Kabul this year, I was given the chance to visit the orphanage “Mahboba’s Hope House”.
I immediately fell in love with all the smart little human beings that are being cared for in the orphanage. Their drive to learn and study impressed me deeply.
This summer’s trip to my homeland has had a great impact on my views and thoughts on Afghanistan.  
As time went by I started noticing and understanding the challenges the Afghan people have to face on a daily basis.
At the end of my stay I made a promise to myself, to do everything in my power to bring about positive change and help the people in Afghanistan.

One of the most pressing issues at the moment is Afghanistan’s insufficient water system.
The Afghan population cannot rely on consistent water supply in their daily life.
Often they will only be able to access water around five hours a day. A regulated water supply with clean water is simply unimaginable for most people.

However, especially in places like Mahboba’s Hope House, which is home to over 100 children in need, continuous access to clean water is crucial.
It is a tragedy that in Kabul essential services like water and electricity are not being provided on a continuous or even daily basis.

Our project “Water is hope“ will enable over a hundred people in need to access water through a water pipe on a regular basis.
The water pipe is going to be located at the orphanage "Mahboba’s Hope House” in Kabul.
We hope the project will be successfully realised within the next two months.

Alongside this project I am also planning two charity events to raise money for winter supplies (jackets, shoes, socks and scars) that will help the orphans at Mahboba’s Hope House to cope with the extremely harsh Afghan winter.
I am really hoping students at my university will be willing to pay a little amount of money.
After all many small donations can make a big impact !


Wish me luck, so that everything goes as planned!

Also, would you be interested in reading more about the project throughout the next months?

Please feel free to send me a comment.

Khodafez ( Goodbye)  and  kind regards
Felice Susan and Raschiq Moschtaq

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Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres murdered in Honduras 

Berta Cáceres was murdered Thursday morning after unidentified gunmen entered her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras, according to reports.

The renowned indigenous rights activist — who won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015, the largest award for grassroots environmental activists in the world — would have turned 46 today.

Cáceres was a member of the Lenca people, the biggest indigenous group in the country, according to the Guardian. In the week leading up to her death, she had received multiple rape and death threats for a recent humanitarian project in the region.

UPDATE ‘17: Winter supplies donation -1188 Euro-

Salamalaikum Guys,

I would like to announce awesome news.

Through the Charity events we organized at the beginning of the year and the online donation campaign for afghan orphan kids , we were able to donate

1188 Euro (!! ) for winter supplies, such as jackets, shoes, socks and scars, for the 100 orphans at Mahbobas Hope House in Kabul. These supplies will help the children to go to school without suffering hypothermia.

On behalf of the Hope House Kabul , we would like to thank you for every single donations. We really appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts!

The generous support of individuals like you makes it possible to realize humanitarian projects for people in need in order to help them.

You really proved that after all small donations can make a big impact.

Thank you again for your support!

Sincerely,

Raschiq M. and Felice Susan A.

December Forecast for Aquarius

Begin Your Dream Project

With Venus at the top of your chart this month, you’ll be especially favored in the eyes of your boss or another VIP. From December 4 and December 30, you can use this cosmic edge to help you get ahead professionally. In fact, there might even be a boost in earnings coming your way. Go ahead and ask for a raise on December 11 – there’s a good chance that you’ll get exactly what you dream of!

Also on December 11, a gorgeous New Moon will fall in your friendship sector. This will be an ideal time to expand your social horizons. Why not join a new club or organization? Consider starting that humanitarian project you’ve always talked about. Alternatively, this will also be a great time to launch a website or any social media campaign.

Do your best to fly under the radar December 19 – December 30 when Mercury is at a harsh angle to Pluto and Uranus. Words spoken on these days might easily be ones you later regret.

The month ends with a beautiful Full Moon in your 6th House of Work and Health on November 25. You might finish up a major project and if so, you’ll be quite proud of your work. Or, if you’ve had any health concerns lately, it’s possible that this Full Moon will signal an end to them. All is well.

Love Meets Success

This month, your lover might be a little bit like a piece of very special arm candy that you get to show off. He or she will just make you look good! It’s possible that you’ll seek out someone who has the ability to help you climb up the ladder of success.

Whether or not this is intentional, there’s a real possibility this month that your sweetheart will have the ability to help you reach your goals. He or she may have the perfect social or business connections. Not only does your lover want you to succeed – he or she will do what’s necessary to support your professional growth. Wonderful!

The prince said the sum represents his entire fortune and will be used for humanitarian projects such as the empowerment of women and young people, as well as disaster relief and disease eradication.

Although Saudi Arabia has been widely criticized for its gender inequality, with women still forbidden from driving and facing several other restrictions, Prince al-Waleed has been a staunch and vocal advocate of women’s rights in recent years

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can I get a hell yea??? Saudi is one of the biggest countries representing Islam to the world and it’s about time they actually followed the religion better and did things like this

Unexpected Victories In Bolivia

Service is often defined as something we do for someone they cannot do for themselves. Charity comes in 100’s of different forms but always produces the same results, and always teaches the same lessons. We can Expect a Victory every time we show honest heartfelt service and truly we can expect the unexpected.

Montero, Bolivia is smack dab in the center of South America it is a 15 hour flight to get there and a lifetime away from LaPoint, Utah where I grew up.  It never crossed my mind I would ever go there or anywhere similar. Life and God have a funny way of setting things up and opening opportunities for us we never imagined. 

           

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We know an amazing family in our circle of close friends who go to Bolivia every year to do humanitarian work. Two years ago they invited our family to go with them. I caught the vision of this opportunity and I essentially forced Jon into the idea.  It took 8 months of preparation to get passports, immunizations, visas and money to take our entire family of 8 to Bolivia.  I honestly thought I was a saint for putting all the work into it and providing this opportunity for my family.  I thought I was really going to teach them about service, and poverty and all the other lessons attached to an experience like this. Our family’s main objective in Bolivia was to finish 3 schoolhouses. On the third day Jon and I were working at the schoolhouses alone without transportation while our children went with the rest of the group on another project.  The air was hot and humid outside and we left our water bottles at the motel. I was dehydrated and could feel myself getting weaker and more nauseated as the day wore on. I spent most of my time sitting on a pile of bricks or on a cement bag watching Jon as he worked with the Bolivian people we were serving.

                                 

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The school children were all around us playing, coming and going. I soon noticed I had caught the attention of one particular little girl. She watched me intently, as if she sensed my predicament and followed me each time I moved to avoid the sun.  After an hour or so she came and sat by me speaking in Spanish.  With the two phrases I knew in Spanish I was able to figure out her name was Rosa and she was 6. She sat close to me and touched my hands with her dirty little hands chattering along like I could understand her.

           

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Then she stood up and walked across the dirt floor to where her soiled backpack was hanging on the back of a chair and she carried it back to me.  She opened the nearly empty backpack, no paper, no pencils, nothing except a little plastic bag she fished around for and then revealed to me with a smile on her face.  She pulled out a bracelet, and put it on me. I said “Oh it’s so pretty.” I admired the bracelet and then I gave it back to her. She adamantly shook her head no and put the bracelet back on my wrist. I smiled and hugged Rosa. She put her backpack away and ran out the door with pure joy and satisfaction on her face.

                   

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That was the moment I learned true charity, from a six year old in Montero, Bolivia. Rosa had given me her last prized possession and was happy about it. I learned the lessons.

So, go out and serve, give your time, money, talents but most important give all you have to make someone else happy. You can expect the unexpected and Expect a Victory when you serve others. 

Horoscope for June 15th, 2016
  • Aries: Today you'll question yourself about your private life. Indeed, you have to change your behavior. You're used to making decisions just for yourself. Now you'll realize that you need to think not only about yourself but also about your partner. This phase in your relationship is difficult and will lead to drastic measures. You now have to assume your responsibilities.
  • Taurus: Today you should have a lot of vitality. Recently, you may have decided to take more matters into your own hands. Your relationships will only benefit from this decision. The conflicts you've had to deal with were generally based on a lack of understanding. You sometimes have to make compromises. Try not to be too demanding.
  • Gemini: Your generosity and altruism will be put to the test over the next few days. You'll probably help the underprivileged. After all, you've always felt concerned about humanitarian projects but have never gotten involved. Today this attitude will enable you to understand who you really are. You'll be able to learn a lot about your motivations and the keys to your success.
  • Cancer: Today's aspects will influence you to interact naturally with your circle of friends. You're tired of hiding your feelings. You want to act in the way your instincts guide you. However, you're afraid of other people's reactions. Sometimes you don't express your emotions or opinions simply because you're afraid of what they might say or think. Try to gain more self-confidence.
  • Leo: You're defining new strategies concerning your private life. You could be feeling like a completely different person today. You're no longer afraid of society, and you enjoy meeting people. You'll probably sympathize with the goals of an individual or a group of people you have recently met. Try to fulfill your needs and forget any preconceived ideas.
  • Virgo: Unfortunately, today's planetary energy will place you in a rather uncomfortable situation. You'll be the one having to smooth things over with your group of friends. Try not to impose your point of view. On the contrary, you should try to become more diplomatic and gentle with the people around you. You could also learn a lot by observing how people behave.
  • Libra: Even though the times are favorable for relaxation, you won't be able to fully enjoy this period. You'll instead try to adjust your agenda so you can lead a more balanced life. The planetary aspects in play will incite you to change your attitude toward work. You should try to lighten your responsibilities to avoid stress at the office.
  • Scorpio: Today's celestial configuration will be favorable to changes in your relationships. Your professional and private lives will be influenced by how well you deal with these relationships. You may have decided that in one way or another your behavior needs to change. Now it's time for you to act. Don't be discouraged if it takes a while to see lasting improvement.
  • Sagittarius: You've felt the need to create over the past several days. This attitude is certainly due to the planetary positions, but it could also underlie your desire to change your professional and private lives. Therefore, you should let your creative mind come out. How about writing poetry or enrolling in a ceramics class? Don't refrain from showing this secret part of your personality to those closest to you.
  • Capricorn: When you feel that your friends are trying to change your everyday life, you shouldn't try to resist it so stubbornly. Open up your heart and let yourself be led. You'll be surprised at the feeling of freedom this brings. You'll probably have some interesting encounters today. They might change your life completely. Get ready for an exciting day!
  • Aquarius: Over the last few weeks you've been working hard so you don't have to worry about your finances. Try to forget your problems, and especially avoid focusing on and talking about money today. Do what you feel like doing. You're probably already aware that you need to take care of yourself from time to time. Don't neglect your health.
  • Pisces: Today you're about to put your sense of humor to the test. You'll likely confront a few unexpected situations. Even if you're used to finding exciting things to do in an ordinary world, you'll be in for a big surprise or two. Today there will be a lot of excitement where you least expect it. Try to let the day's energy guide you.

You’ve likely come across one of those large, yellow ‘Planet Aid’ donation boxes. The organization, which has drop-off points in 21 states, sells the clothes it collects in places like Africa. The U.S. government has also allocated $133 million for Planet Aid, to help fund humanitarian projects in Malawi and Mozambique.

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