What the CanDo community achieved
Since its inception in 2016, CanDoers have already built the world’s first crowdfunded hospital.
We’ve raised over £1million through 7 campaigns, helping over 315,000 people.
Not bad for the first two years right? These crowdfunded campaigns have helped health-based projects into fruition and they continue to deliver. Thanks to CanDoers, Hope Hospital provides life-saving medical support to over 4,000 children each month, an innovative mushroom-growing project has provided vital sustenance and income to thousands of people in Eastern Ghouta, a trained field team is supporting and counselling approximately 200 women every 12 weeks in group counselling sessions, and over 10,000 more children have read magazines that teach them strategies to protect themselves and cope during times of shelling, bombing and violence.
And how much of people’s crowdfunding contributions went directly to support these projects?
CanDo makes a real impact and saves lives because we put our belief and resources into local people and local solutions – our vetted network of trusted local humanitarian organisations. Together, we take risks and go where others won’t. We are not afraid to take on challenges to support our local partners in their work to save more lives.
After a children’s hospital was bombed out of existence, in just two weeks 5,000 people from across the world came together to build the WORLD's first-ever crowdfunded hospital. Three months later, Hope Hospital opened.
Be more CanDo
We are now crowdfunding three new campaigns to support partners doing lifesaving work with war-affected communities. Our partners are the beacons of light in the darkness of war. Will you help their light shine brighter?
Together we are powerful...
Together we will save more lives!!
“we talked about my feelings of guilt at leaving my son. That feeling was literally killing me every day”
A siege trapped Hiba and her son in Eastern Al-Ghouta, quickly running out of money and regularly in danger from shelling. After she managed to smuggle her son out to be with his father, Hiba suffered from trauma, depression and health issues that led to a near-fatal stroke.
Until she found Insan (Arabic word for human) and their 12 Step programme, Hiba was isolated indoors, scared of shelling and feeling unable to communicate. With encouragement from one of the female field team, she learnt strategies for processing and coping with the emotional and physical trauma of living through war. Now she utilises these strategies in her daily life and is encouraging her family and friends to do the same.
Hiba was supported by Insan, a non-profit organisation that offers psychosocial support to Syrian refugees and training for those working in refugee camps. With funding and support from the CanDo community, Insan was able to train their female field team which is now supporting and counselling approximately 200 women every 12 weeks in group counselling sessions.
“after I read about unexploded bombs and how this could be dangerous, I understood why my family have prevented me from playing outside”
13 year old Ahmed used to love playing outdoors after school. But his parents banned this after unexploded shrapnels and bombs hurt other children.
Bored and frustrated, when he was given a copy of Tayara Warak - the colourful children’s magazine from CanDo partner Hurras designed to teach children to protect themselves during shelling, bombing and violence - he was excited to read it.
Not only does Ahmed have indoor entertainment now, but he understands why his parents were so insistent he stayed inside. Ahmed is safe and looking forward to the next edition of Tayara Warak.
The CanDo Community funded Hurras’ development, printing and distribution of three new issues of the magazine that reached and entertained 11,600 children like Ahmed.