GCA's work in the village of Gahararo, Burundi (Africa) is life changing for the Batwa people living there. Thanks to GCA, the village now has a reliable source of water piped directly to the community versus a 2 mile trek with water cans, a food program for the children that has dramatically reduced the infant mortality rate and 70 solid homes to replace the grass huts that they previously lived in. I had the privilege to visit this village as part of a GCA missionary trip and can testify to the joy these people have being partnered with GCA. God is using GCA in a powerful way to be a blessing to this tiny community of Christians for both their physical and spiritual well-being.
We have been financially supporting Global Care Alliance (previously named Frances Kitchen) for 12 years because of the amazing work it carries out. It works with the nationals in both Mexico & Burundi to improve their lives. I was personally involved early in work in Mexico constructing a kitchen that was used to feed migrant workers' children. Since then GCA has constructed and funded a much needed medical clinic and community center.
In Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world, GCA has brought hope to the Batwa people of Gahararo by helping them build homes, a water system to bring fresh water to their village, and healthy meals to alleviate child starvation and provided uniforms which enabled them attend school.
Charles & Joanene Falk, La Mesa, CA
I am a very happy donor to a cause that has helped so many people. The group has a real presence in Baja, Mexico that started as a feeding program for school children and has grown into a teaching community center and now a thriving medical clinic for those who really do need it the most. It is a joy to go down at Christmas for their annual party and be a part of putting smiles on the faces of children as they receive a meal and a gift.
The work being done in Burundi with the Batwa people has changed the community served in so many ways - including child mortality rates, children being able to now go to school, essential drinking water and a roof over their heads - all with the guidance of the local people themselves. This leads to sustainability, acceptance and changed lives.
If you are looking for a group that makes a difference and one that you can trust your donations to deliver results, this is that kind of organization.
Global care alliance is a terrific nonprofit organization. I have been involved with this for the last few years and I absolutely love it. I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Burundi with global care alliance and it was totally awesome. Niles has a genuine heart for the poor and the underserved. this is a great way to be involved if you want to help those in need. I love participating in gca and recommend this nonprofit highly.
I have supported this organization for years due to the wonderful projects they complete.
In Burundi, they installed a water filtration system for the poorest village in this country. In Mexico, they built a medical center in a small village.
When I support this organization financially, I know my funds are making a huge difference to those in need.
Global care alliance looks for the people that have the most need, and they try to do the most for these people. It is a privilege to support all that they do.
I have been working with GCA for the last 10 years or so and am a current Board member. I cant say enough of the quality work being done in the remote reaches of Burundi, Mexico and now Lebanon. I personally have seen the end results of our missions to Burnudi and Mexico. In 2013 I traveled with a small team to a village in Burundi to build houses for local villagers. There were 70 built in all in that phase. In addition GCA saved many lives of infants and young children from starvation with its porridge program. It provided uniforms for kids to go to school and many that were shunned by discrimination are now contributing to the community. The water project literally transformed the village into the modern era. Instead of walking 2 miles for water, it is pumped to a central collection point for distribution. The things being done on the ground there has given hope to the villagers for a more productive and satisfying life. I also have been to Mexico, making several trips a year. GCAs philosophy is to vet local partners in deciding to fund projects. There is oversight and accountability with all donated funds. GCA welcomes anyone to come and see what we are doing, including going on a mission trip to any of our areas served. David Rickards, Board member GCA
Global Care Alliance has been a god send to the poorest of poor to the people of Burundi in Africa. The projects include the following:
• Feeding Program - In 2012, GCA began doing projects with the indigenous Batwa people in the African nation of Burundi. They are desperately poor ( most make $1 per day) and have a shocking infant mortality rate.In 2015, they started a porridge program in the Batwa village of Gahararo in which they feed a bowl of porridge each day to the village’s children. Before they started the program, the children would eat only three or four times per week and an average of 3 children would die of starvation each month. In the three years since they started the porridge program only 5 children in total have died of starvation.
Water Project - Prior to late 2017, the Batwa’s access to water was difficult indeed. The nearest source was a 2-mile walk each way down an extremely steep and narrow path. The water had to be carried back to the village in heavy jerry cans.The women of the village would typically make two or three round trips to the source each day. In 2016, GCA undertook to build a system that would pump water up the mountain to the village from the source below. Along the way, they decided to increase the size and scope of the water project so that the system would also serve the surrounding Hutu and Tutsi villages.
GCA opened the system in early 2017. It serves not only the 72 Batwa families in Gahararo, but more than 1,100 other families in the surrounding area, all for a total of 6,000 people served. The project is the largest privately funded water project in Burundi. The results include that the people do not have to walk 4 – 6 hours a day to get dirty and sometimes diseased water and now they can now start growing their own crops which reduces starvation and makes the people healthier.
Housing Project - There are 72 families living in Gahararo. Before GCA started working in the village, the people lived in grass huts which would catch on fire when they were cooking and were subject to floods during the rainy season. In addition children were often dying of rat bites with disease or poisonous snake bites.In 2016, GCA embarked on an ambitious plan to build a mud brick house for each family. The houses are four bedroom structures with a barn for a cow or a couple of goats. They completed their 72nd house in early 2017.
School Uniforms – The children cannot go to school without a uniform which most families cannot afford. They provided uniforms to the poor Batwa children who are not only going to school but who are thriving at the top of their class.
Quite and organization.
Working along side the many volunteers to alleviate the suffering of marginalized people has brought true meaning to my life. This organization works at the heart of bringing food, housing and clean water to the forgotten people in Africa. The work in Mexico is equally impressive giving the migrant farm workers the chance to better themselves through a multitude of classes and bringing good healthcare for free if needed to the people of the community.
Global Care Alliance delivers on its promise of providing support to those who need it the most. Their work in Burundi Africa and in San Quintin, Baja California has brought medical care, food, shelter and community center support for both adults and children alike. They truly care about the poor communities they serve and make a difference in people's lives ever single day. If you are looking for a charity that will make the most of your charitable donation, Global Care Alliance is your partner to make the world a better place for those who need it the most!
My family has been involved with Global Care Alliance for the past 15 years. Every year we are involved in the annual Christmas party that is held at the community center in Vicente Guerrero which reaches over 800 children and their families. Our adult children continue to be involved with the annual Christmas party and have enjoyed bringing friends with them who then continue to support Global Care Alliance. We have been involved with other Mexico projects sponsored by Global Care Alliance including cleaning up a local hospital, painting school buildings in the area and providing food and clothing to poor migrant workers. We are proud to support Global Care Alliance as they always strives to help the less fortunate any way they can.
I've been following Global Care Alliance (GCA) since the beginning. Of all the organizations that I support, I don't believe that any have a greater impact per dollar invested. The reason for that is because each project they undertake is carefully chosen. Their resources are expended only after they have vetted a local partner organization that will help to implement the project. For example, if a village in Burundi has a need, GCA does not just funnel money to them. GCA identifies a trustworthy local organization that will assist in implementing the project, whether that be building homes, hospitals or water systems; whether that is feeding or clothing the children. In any case, GCA always works with a local partner so that the aide achieves its purpose. GCA makes certain that its partners are accountable and that the project is sustainable, measurable and has long term benefit. Their overhead is extremely low and their impact is extremely high.
A wonderful organization that are well worth your support. Their outreach is widespread and their virtue is endless.
GCA does amazing work from Mexico to Africa to the Middle East.
Niles Sharif, the head of GCA engages churches, individuals and philanthropists in the work of feeding, clothing, educating and healing the poorest of the poor.
He looks for local champions to come come along side and he supports them and encourages them in their work.
He brings teams of missionaries to global locations - many of whom have never been on such a trip or out of the country even. GCA deserves your support!