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News from FXB! - Newsletter July 2015
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no 2 / 2015

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FXB is an international organization with a 26-year history of breaking the cycle of poverty. As part of its work, FXB invests in the world's poorest people through its pioneering FXBVillage model, providing the basic needs of life - food, housing, healthcare and education - as well as training and initial capital to start a business. FXB has lifted 12,000 families - more than 81,000 people - out of poverty through 162 FXBVillage programs. Furthermore, almost 17 million people, including children, have benefited from FXB’s programs and initiatives on sustainable community development; infrastructure rehabilitation, education, disease prevention and awareness; access to drinking water and sanitation. With 450 staff members and over 800 volunteers, FXB is active in 13 countries, including South Africa, Burundi, China, Colombia, India, Myanmar, Niger, Uganda, Switzerland and Rwanda. 

W H A T '  S    I N S I D E
|     E D I T O :  L a u n c h   o f   F X B V i l l a g e   T o o l k i t
        The solution for eradicating extreme poverty

|     R W A N D A
        April: new FXBVillage in Rwaza, Gisenyi
|     M Y A N M A R
        ELLE changed her destiny. Testimony from SweSweOo.

|     B U R U N D I
        Worrisome situation in Burundi and first-hand accounts from two FXB beneficiairies
|     1 3 T H   W O R L D   A I D S   O R P H A N S   D A Y   2 0 1 5
        Events in South Africa, Colombia, India and Myanmar.

|     1 9 T H   S W I M   F O R   L I F E
        A cheque of 12 000 euros for FXB

|     J i l l i a n   E d e l s t e i n   w i n s   t w o   p r e s t i g i o u s   a w a r d s
        FXB photography exhibition - FRAMING HOPE
|     F X B   I N D I A   S U R A K S H A
        Update on Caroline Amiguet's trip to India via her blog on L'Illustré
|     F X B   FRANCE
        New members on FXB France Board of Directors. 

|     E V E N T 
        FXB will take part in the 40th Paleo Festival in Nyon, a major European musical event
|     C H I L D R E N ' S   D R E A M S   S P E C I A L   
        A wonderful initiative from two schoolgirls

Launch of the FXBVillage Toolkit
An open-source solution to eradicating extreme poverty
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FXB has a 26-year history of breaking the cycle of poverty in more than 160 villages across the world. Now we’re sharing our field-tested model with the public for the first time. Developed with input from experts at Harvard University, this toolkit provides step-by-step guidance on the FXBVillage methodology, from its history and guiding principles to specific details of FXBVillage operations. 

Using a pioneering and comprehensive model program, FXB simultaneously tackles the five drivers of poverty—food, health care, education, housing and income—while building families’ capacities to overcome poverty and become self-sufficient in the long term.

Download the toolkit


April: new FXBVillage in Rwaza, Gisenyi
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This child became head of the family and now looks after her brother and sister after their parents abandoned the family.

The Rwaza FXBVillage (North-West Rwanda) was launched in April 2015 thanks to a generous partnership with the Augusta Foundation. Through this program, 80 families - a total of 542 people, including 307 children and 235 adults - will be able to escape poverty within three years.

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Find out more about how FXBVillages work



ELLE changed her destiny. Testimony from SweSweOo.
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SweSweOo's life was changed for good when she met the team from FXB International. 

Read more (including SweSweOo's testimony)


Worrisome situation in Burundi
and first-hand accounts from two FXB participants

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Since 26 April 2015, Burundi has been in an extremely intense situation following the decision by the CNDD-FDD ruling party to present President Pierre Nkurunziza as a candidate for the 2015 presidential elections.
Our FXBVIllage teams resumed their activities after the attempted coup d'Etat with some additional safety precautions.

Read more (with two testimonies from FXB participants)


13th World AIDS Orphans Day (WAOD), 7 May 2015
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WAOD was initiated in 2002 by Albina du Boisrouvray, FXB founder and president emerita, to bring attention to the millions of children affected by AIDS. Every May 7, FXB organizes a grassroots campaign to bring attention to the plight of children affected by AIDS and advocate on their behalf.

FXB Events in South Africa, Colombia, India and Myanmar
A cheque of 12 000 euros for FXB


In April, Swim for Life presented FXB International with a cheque for €12,000, which has been applied toward funding for the second FXBVillage program established last year in Buterere, a district of Bujumbura, Burundi's capital. Specifically, this donation will be used to intensify work to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS among FXBVillage participants as well as  in the surrounding communities.

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FXB photography exhibition - FRAMING HOPE
Jillian Edelstein wins two prestigious awards
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The photograph above earned an Honourable Mention at the International Colour Awards – 8th Annual Winners Gallery.

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This photograph was part of 
the exhibition: FXB - FRAMING HOPE showing the success achieved by the families who took part in our FXBVillage programs in Burundi, China, Colombia, India, Uganda and Rwanda.



Update on Caroline Amiguet's trip to India via her blog on Illustré
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Caroline Amiguet Sivertson and her husband Matt visited FXB's program in Delhi while on a trip to India. They returned to their home in San Diego, California, with their heads and hearts full of memories and, for Caroline, the desire to become a goodwill ambassador to raise awareness of our organization.

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FXB France
Charlotte Casiraghi, Stanislas Pottier and Pierre Schapira join the FXB France Board of Directors as members for a renewable three year period. The FXB France Board of Directors currently includes 14 members.

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FXB will take part in the 40th Paleo Festival in Nyon, a major European musical event
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On the 40th anniversary of the first Paléo Festival, 250 concerts and shows will be on offer on the Plaine de l’Asse from 20 to 26 July, with over 250,000 festival-goers. 

For the second year in a row, FXB will have the pleasure of introducing people to its fight against extreme poverty, and of making contact with a multi-generational audience from all backgrounds.

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A wonderful initiative from two schoolgirls to help make ill children's dreams come true
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Elodie Chauvoz and Nora Philippoz, 3rd year students at the Cycle d'Orientation régional des Collines in Sion, organized a cake sale, raising 522.70 Swiss francs for our Children's Dreams programme.

Read more



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