“We knew what the home was supposed to look like when it was built, but to see it with your own eyes being constructed and to realise how big it was, compared to what we had, was such a great joy. We’re so glad we had the opportunity to work alongside such hardworking volunteers from SDL and we thank them for all their efforts!”
Mr Gaspar, whom the house was built for.
“It was a great honour for us to see how the SDL volunteers took time off work, or worked in their own free time, to participate in the Cluj Build. They dedicated themselves to offering a family in need the chance to live in a decent place. Their participation motivates us to be even more dedicated to our projects and to encourage local volunteers to participate in building the Habitat for Humanity Cluj homes. Thanks SDL Foundation! Thanks SDL volunteers!”
Horea Jurcan, Construction Manager at Habitat for Humanity Cluj.
“We are a few years away from the community being able to progress unsupported, but with continued support from SDL the community will lift itself sustainably out of abject poverty and thousands of people will lead much fuller, joy filled and longer lives as a result.”
Paul Cornelius, Officer at Food for the Hungry.
“On behalf of Seeds for Africa, I would like to say how extremely grateful we are for the support from SDL.”
Amanda Gerrard, Project Manager
“We are delighted to be working with the SDL Foundation and to celebrate five years of achieving significant change to disadvantaged communities around the world. The Foundation’s support is very important to MicroLoan’s drive to change the lives of impoverished women in rural communities of Malawi and Zambia by enabling them to set up their own sustainable businesses. The income from their businesses enables them to save, feed their families, buy life-saving medicines and send their children to school. On behalf of everyone from MicroLoan and our clients and their families we would like to thank the Foundation and all of the SDL staff for your generosity and commitment – you are inspiring to work with.”
Peter Ryan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MicroLoan Foundation.
"SDL Foundation's support of the Ox Plow project in Northern Uganda has literally changed lives. Before having access to the plow, many families were farming less than an acre of land, and often times the whole family would go to sleep hungry. Now, because of the SDL plows, families have increased their farms to an average of 3 acres, families have increased their food production by seven times, and the income from selling some of their crops means children are in school. Thank you SDL Foundation and all the SDL staff who have supported BeadforLife for helping transform lives."
Devin Hibbard, Executive Director at Beadforlife.
"Since 2010, SDL has shown its commitment not only through its generous donations but though the actions of its employees who have shown a tremendous amount of charity. Several members of SDL have given their invaluable time in helping us put together events, manage our online content and collect contributions through events like the Bolder Boulder, a local half-marathon held on Memorial Day
The villagers and children of the communities we support by providing basic health supplies such as anti-diarrhea tablets, clean water, desks, school supplies, latrines and refurbishing their local schools are forever grateful. The positive impact and overall health you influence is measurable not only through the improved class attendance but through the tangible physical improvements to their environment. The smiles of the children every time one of us goes for a visit is a testament to the positive difference you make."
Ruph Gebre-Mariam, PRIDE
"SDL is a shining example of how fantastic corporate fundraising can be and we are so grateful to have been your chosen charity for 2011."
Lucy McKane, Sheffield Mencap
"We look forward to continuing the close relationship between us to work in imaginative and sustainable ways to alleviate poverty and make a difference to people's lives."
Rupert Turpin, Uganda Reflex.
"It has been wonderful see the individuals you have spent time with growing in such a short period of time and starting to believe that this is something they can achieve."
Laura Davies, Ways in Work Manager, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
"PRIDE would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity and active participation in our efforts to provide basic education to Ethiopian children in remote areas."
Zewge Gebre-Mariam, Partners for Rural Improvement and Development in Ethiopia.
"SDL Foundation financed this house construction with 20.000 Euro to support the growing AIDS orphans in Baan Gerda, Thailand. We say THANK YOU!"
House of Hope e.V.
“You have helped us in a way in which we are extremely grateful. Each and everyone of you should be proud of your efforts and we cannot thank you enough for your help.
We hope that you enjoyed yourselves in not only helping with the renovation, but also getting to know the young men who will benefit from your hard work. Working alongside you has been invaluable for them and is an integral part of their development in becoming independent. Of course, we also want to say thank you for your donations towards the work of Blythswood Romania”
John McKellar - Head of Donor Development - Blythswood Romania