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Apopo Us Inc

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Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Apopo us plans to raise funds in the united states to, among other things, support the charitable and humanitarian purposes of apopo vzw. Apopo vzw is a belgium-based social enterprise whose mission is to develop and implement detection rats technology to provide solutions to pressing humanitarian problems. Apopo vzw currently uses detection rats to detect mines and tuberculosis and continues to research other possible rat scent detection applications that would makethe human race safer and healthier. Apopo's vzw's vision is to solve pressing humanitarian challenges with detection rats technology. Apopo us will work to forward apopo vzw's charitable objectives by building financial, media and operational support among the us public for apopo vzw's field activities across the globe so that it ultimately can save and improve more lives. Apopo us will also engage the us audience through educational and informational programs designed to raise awareness in the us about apopo vzw's mission an

Programs: Apopo has set new major targets for increasing its social impact in countries affected by landmines and tuberculosis, expanding its range of services to its beneficiaries, further leveraging the collaboration with local and international partners and developing new humanitarian applications for the detection rats.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When people think about rats in history they probably think about plague, poverty and epidemics and I was basically one of them. And one day I discovered Apopo in a documentary; Even now, when I'm writing these words, I'm smiling, thinking about how this project is really changing life for so many people, thinking how these rats became my new heroes. These animals are trained to detect landmines (don't worry, they're too light to activate landmines mechanisms) and they do it so quickly! Mozambique is now a landmines free country thanks (for a part) to these little animals and their trainers who found and deactivate more than 13,274 of these death devices. Pushing their potential even further, they're now being able to detect Tuberculosis in samples. One rat can evaluate in ten minutes more samples than a lab technician can do in one day. It takes months to educate a rat to perform these tasks but it really worth the investment. Around 80 USD a year to train and feed a hero rat, it's far cheaper than Iron Man's armor or Batman's equipment and it is way more effective.

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