The Give Initiative
In 1992, New Earth, had a very
generous idea: to share a percentage of the total organic microalgae harvested by the company each year with people in need throughout
the world. This idea has now become a reality. Through The New Earth
Give Initiatives, thousands of impoverished and undernourished children
and adults are eating organic microalgae in Nicaragua,
Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, as well as Kenya,
Ghana, India, Belarus, North America, and other troubled areas of
"The New Earth Give Initiatives started
out as such a small idea. I am constantly amazed and inspired
by the commitment our Independent Distributors and Preferred Customers
have shown...I know that one day The New Earth Give Initiatives will be
as big as the combination of all our dreams."
Arizona: Plans for The Indigenous
Peoples' Project were begun in January 1997 as a response to a call
for help from the Diné (Navajo) tribal members who are resisting
forced relocation in the Big Mountain region of the Navajo reservation
in Arizona. The algae for this project fed approximately 100 people
who suffered overwhelming poverty so common among traditional people.
The Diné Elders and their families endure physical ailments
due to forced living conditions and the lack of any real nutrition
or even acceptable drinking water. These conditions are commonly
found upon reservations all over the country. The project goes out
to the Navajo Reservation three times each year, offering clinics,
gardens, and donations of organic food and health products to the
people. The project has expanded over the years to include members
of over 70 different nations, whose lives have been changed by the
addition of algae to their extremely inadequate diet.
Belarus: After difficulties
in establishing regular shipments of algae to the children of Chernobyl,
New Earth accepted a second pilot project to attempt to regulate
shipments of algae to those in the greatest need. We are currently
supporting 115 children and 50 cancer patients.
This has been one of the New Earth Give Initiatives projects since
1995. The algae we ship to this project feeds 24 children in an
orphanage in Neyba as well as 50 children in the attached school.
In addition, our algae feeds the project coordinator in the Dominican
Republic, and his wife and six children.
Ghana: New Earth adopted this
project in January 1997, though some of the Double Diamonds had
previously worked to deliver algae to the children of Ghana. New Earth
sent enough algae to feed 500 children suffering from extreme
malnutrition. Workers from the regional hospital studied the effects
of organic microalgae on the children, and the coordinator
reported seeing improvement in some of the children.
Guatemala: The Energía
Para La Vida (Energy For Life) project began with a nutritional
recovery program in Antigua, Guatemala, and in November 1994 the
first shipments of blue green algae arrived at the social
welfare clinic there. The 'Only A Child Project', is under the direction
of George Leger, a Distributor from Waltham, MA, who lives in Guatemala
City at least 6 months out of every year to work with street children.
George shepherds a group of about 40 children and young adults.
This project has been in operation since 1995, and now has a carpentry
apprenticeship program, a soccer sponsorship program for boys, a
shelter with live-in program for those who are ready to move in
off the streets, and a day program for the others. Clara Luz is
the woman who lives at the shelter and cares for all the children
there. New Earth provides support for this program, and all the
children consume New Earth products.
Haiti: This New Earth Give Initiatives
project was adopted in November 1996. We are supplying algae to
19 people who work in the administration of L'Hôpital Bon
Samaritain, a non-profit hospital in Limbe, Haiti, subsidized by
donations to the HBS Foundation. The hospital, founded in 1953,
attempts to live Christ's admonition at the end of the Parable of
the Good Samaritan: "Go, and do thou likewise."
India: The Tibetan population
and culture are on the verge of extinction, having suffered systematic
eradication by Chinese occupiers since 1949. This New Earth Give Initiatives
project, Compassion in the Himalayas, was formed in April 1995 to
address a host of needs ranging from housing to education. Currently,
Tibetan nuns and children at two schools in Dharmsala, India, receive
the algae, and shipments have already reached four other schools
in the remote villages of Ladakh and Spiti.
Klamath Falls: In December,
1996 New Earth Donated the local historic Baldwin House to the Klamath
Crisis Center as a safe house for battered women and children. The
City Council unanimously voted in favor of a grant for the Crisis
Center, a gesture that highlighted the broad base of support the
Shelter has in Klamath County. The Crisis Center can shelter up
to 100 women and children. This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate
how effective New Earth organic microalgae products can be for
people who truly need Energy For Life.
Nicaragua: Since 1992 New Earth
and its Distributors have made an important contribution to
the nutrition and the lives of the people of Nandaime, Nicaragua.
New Earth continues to supply over 3,600 children and elders with
organic microalgae. This was the premier New Earth Give Initiatives
project and it's still going strong!
Q'ero Peoples' Project: When
the Q'ero Peoples' Project was adopted in April 1999, New Earth
began shipping organic microalgae to 615 native recipients.
The Q'ero, direct descendants of the Incas and guardians of their
ancient medicinal heritage, fled into the mountain peaks of Peru
500 years ago to escape the Spanish conquistadors. For hundreds
of years they were believed to exist only in legend. Then in 1949,
to the great surprise and amazement of all, during one of the sacred
yearly celebrations of the Quechua people, representatives of the
Q'ero descended from their self-imposed mountain exile and presented
The Q'ero live in a group of isolated hamlets in the Andes at elevations
of 15,000 to 19,000 feet. Many human beings would find it impossible
to live at these altitudes. Here the Q'ero nomadically tend their
potato crops and pasture their herds of llama and alpaca. Due to
the harsh environment and the ozone tear directly above them, the
health of the people, plants, and animals is greatly challenged.
There are chronic respiratory problems, skin conditions, conjunctivitis,
dental deficiencies, and gastrointestinal ailments.
In May 1998, New Earth Distributor Luz Elena Morey became aware
of the unbelievable 45% infant mortality rate of the Q'ero and their
need for better nutrition when she attended a ceremony for healing
the Earth led by Don Manuel Quispe, the Kurach Akuyek (the equivalent
of the Dalai Lama) of the Q'ero. More than fifty New Earth Distributors
donated 5,000 grams of Alpha Sun to the Four Winds Foundation for
distribution to the Q'ero people.
The Four Winds Foundation has been helping the Q'ero for several
years by providing medical treatment. It is dedicated to helping
preserve the Q'ero spiritual lineage while not interfering with
their way of life.
Luz Elena Morey was supported by Jean Kerbel and the Central Vermont
DET, and Denise Kinch, president of the Four Winds Foundation, in
presenting her proposal as a Give Initiatives project. New Earth is happy
to accept the responsibility of providing algae to the Q'ero on
a permanent basis.
Québec: New Earth adopted
this project in the summer of 1996. The algae we send to this project
is used to help supplement the nutrition of mothers and their children
in the Centre Jacques Cartier, a community center, in Québec
City. The project participants are low-income families who have
come to the center to learn about improving their nutrition.
Russia: Mercy Medical Mission
is a non-profit organization working with hospitals and orphanages
in the former Soviet Union. It is estimated that a third of the
children who grow up in orphanages commit suicide and about half
wind up in prison. Those that survive leave the orphanages at 15
ill-prepared to face the world, suffering from poor education and
poor health. In April 1998, New Earth began providing algae to thousands
of children in the Irkutsk Region (Siberia) and the Perm Region
(the Ural Mountains).
South Africa: New Earth adopted
this project in November 1997. We support 100 children in the Calumna
area by sending algae via the Daily Bread Charitable Trust. The
Daily Bread Missions were established in 1987 to alleviate the hunger
of often destitute people seeking work on the streets of East London,