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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Health, Recycling

Mission: Ssubi fills those gaps that have been left behind by other organizations. Helping those populations that are the poorest of the poor.

Results: Ssubi has started sustainable programs at the Asili Health Center these include the Holy Hams Piggery a model piggery by the Minister of Agriculture of Uganda, chicken farm, egg laying farm, grocery store, clothing store, catering business, organic farms, and more. We have also created the Ssubi bank to allow patents to have a way to save and start businesses. The Ssubi group are artisans that make items such as beads and bags to be sold. Local U.S. project "Greening for Good"...re-purposes medical equipment and supplies from the local landfill. To date over 400,000 lbs has been diverted from our landfills. Our trash means life around the world. Ssubi was honored by the City of San Diego with a Proclamation "Ssubi is Hope Day Nov. 17th. The City of San Diego Environmental services awarded the 2015 Directors award and Ssubi was the recipient of the 2015 E.A.R.TH. award

Target demographics: the poorest of the poor; those that have been forgotten. Orphans, HIV infected, elderly. Ssubi helps those that other organizations leave behind.

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands both directly and indirectly

Geographic areas served: U.S. and Uganda. Our Greening for Good project is open to over 80 countries around the world.

Programs: Health care, sustainable programs, nutrition programs through agricultural teaching, green initiatives that repurpose medical supplies and equipment around the world that would end up in our local landfills.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

SSUBI is a rare and exceptional program that is transparent and effective. Laura and her son work tirelessly to organize repurposing our "waste" for greater good for the very poor and underserved. This is a wonderful, effective, beautiful organization. I am an RN in ER and this program has been a great success! Thank you Laura and SSUBI!!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to express my gratitude to Laura Luxemburg and her wonderful non-profit organization www.ssubi.org for their generous donations of a standard wheelchair and an electric wheelchair for my friend James (JP) Hawkins. While JP was living in Thailand, some botched medical care led to having his right leg amputated below the knee. He is totally dependent upon a wheelchair or a walker for his mobility. JP is on a limited fixed income and cannot afford an electric wheelchair. We have been trying for over a year to get him one but the paperwork has been rejected repeatedly. Meanwhile, his regular wheelchair broke down and he has basically been house-bound for a long time. He has sole custody of his 13-year old son and has been unable to enjoy most normal father-son activities because of these circumstances.

Recently I met Laura Luxemburg where SSUBI has been storing a variety of medical equipment thanks to the generosity of Coleman University. When I saw their inventory of wheelchairs, I asked if there was any possibility of getting one donated for my friend. Laura said "Yes" and let me pick one out. As luck would have it, SSUBI also had some used electric wheelchairs that still worked. Even used ones cost several hundred dollars. I decided to push my luck and asked if we could also get one of those. Without hesitation, she gave me my choice of several chairs.

We were able to get everything delivered to JP and he said it has literally changed his life. Just today he texted me this: "I thank you and I love my electric wheelchair. That alone has changed my life immeasurably." He can now easily get out of his apartment and even play a little baseball with his son.

We are extremely grateful to Laura and SSUBI for providing this kind of local support and assistance to those in need. She and SSUBI are truly changing people's lives.

Sincerely,

Dan Wolfson

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This lady sells the so called "trash" here in the United States to support her upscale lifestyle. Next time you want to give to her ask for some accountability. Ask her for proof of where it is going. I personally know she just left where she is living at owing three months rent. She has misappropriated credit cards of others and perpetrated fraud. Please do not continue to support this scam she has going that she is helping others. The only person she is helping is herself!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

No one has a bigger heart or a stronger commitment to getting results than Ms. Luxemburg of Ssubi is Hope!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered on several occasions for Ssubi.org. I’ve witnessed Laura and her very small team working tirelessly into the night on a scale equal to that of a large corporate charity organization. And they do this for no personal gain other than the hopeful feeling that they are making a difference in areas of the world with below standard medical care. Like myself, if you have never been concerned for the plight of people abroad, then you can help Laura and her Ssubi foundation on a local level… Ssubi diverts hundreds of thousands of pounds of medical waste from ending up in our Southern California landfills, and that alone is worth participating in. And as if that weren’t enough, Laura just recently initiated an E-Waste program AND has made high-end hospital beds available to ALS patients locally and across the U.S. Laura and Ssubi can’t do it alone, and even with my limited funds and time, I am helping Ssubi make a difference and you can too.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you are looking for an organization that wastes nothing, utilizes all resources donated, or truly, picked from a trash bin, and doesn't have a fancy office and board room, you've found it!! Laura is one of the most amazing individuals I've ever met. Her vision, and quiet enthusiasm, is infectious. She sees only opportunity, not problems. Through her efforts hundreds of lives have been improved, and will continue to be improved through programs she has developed to aid individuals in becoming self sufficient. Ssubi is making a difference.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Laura several years ago while wandering through the booths at a local music / craft festival. I was immediately taken with Laura, the pictures of the people involved with and helped by Ssubi and of course by the wonderful products these women make. The colors and fabrics are so vibrant and colorful and a perfect reflection of the vibrant ideals and people behind Ssubi. At the time we met I was partners in a blog that celebrated and championed women just like Laura. I was fortunate enough to interview her for a blog post. I learned so much about her and the organization she has forged with the help and support of other like minded passionate individuals. She lives in my community in Southern California and affecting the lives of so many people across the world. She is an inspiration for all of us who want to make a difference in the world. She did it. She changed her life, followed her passion and Ssubi is the fruit of her labor.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I began working with SSUBI in 2014, and this nonprofit organization has successfully reused and recycled almost 15 tons of excess medical supplies and equipment from the San Diego VA Healthcare System. SSUBI is protecting the environment by diverting excess medical supplies from the landfill or scrap yard. These excess medical supplies improve access to health care around the globe, especially Laura's beloved clinic in Uganda. Laura has established an amazing network of hospitals and healthcare professionals that support her mission and donate excess medical supplies to insure global access to basic medical care. During her initial year of operation in 2014 as a medical supply recycling vendor, Laura and her team successfully recycled over 137 tons from southern California medical facilities. She is a "dumpster diva" and a "recycling champion."

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Donor

Rating: 5

Ssubi turned my donation into a surgical clinic in Uganda. They work directly with the recipients and make certain that both material and financial contributions are utilised and sustained. It has created a sustainable economy that promotes self-support. Laura Luxemburg is a woman of impeccable character. I do not know a more trustworthy or committed individual. Your donation will matter and it WILL make a huge difference.