A USEFULL ORGANIZATION
NODOVA is a brand which very heart is fair trade. To help children from the Kishwa village in their schooling, our brand created the organization Avenir NODOVA. This structure works toward donating a part of the annual profits as financing for the children’s scholarship.
HOW DOES THE ORGANIZATION WORKS?
Every year, the organization collects around 4,000$, which are donated to the Cooperative of Women in Ecuador, named Pacha Calera. This is this cooperative which distributes the scholarships. Living in the same village as the women of the Cooperative, the students are chosen following their motivation, but mostly regarding their familial context. When the families are too poor, the scholarship is automatically distributed to them. However, if the students are not enough hard-working or get too many bad results in school, the scholarship is taken from their family. This is why Cécilia and Laurent are responsible for the following of the children and the verification of their scholar report every 6 months when they travel to meet them.
AN ORGANIZATION WITH FULL TRANSPARENCY
It is important for the organization to behave in full transparency, because a lot of structures claiming being fair trade abused of donations made by generous donors. This is also a reason why NODOVA decided to create its own organization. This way, we guarantee you that all of your donations correctly arrives in each children’s family. The beneficiary families receive 116,25$, which allows them to purchase the mandatory school stationery for the year, school being free in Ecuador. Despite school being free, a lot of families don’t earn enough money to pay for the mandatory stationery for their child in school. And even if Ecuador is a developing nation, schools ask for a lot of stationery at each start of the school year. As an example, school uniform is mandatory and families have to get two: one for regular classes, and one for Physical Education. Every month of August, the cooperative of women prepares a meeting in the town hall where each and every financially helped child is receiving by them his new uniform, stationery and school books.
Our dream would be of course to give a correct access to school at any child on the planet… But we must remain rational and try to act the best we can at a local scale. And thanks to you, we are moving forward! Since 2011, the organization distributed more than 280 scholarships. Each year, those are 40 scholarships that Avenir NODOVA is taking care of. Through the dynamics of fair trade, our ambition is to increase the number of children helped every year and to continue supporting them even once passed the high school diploma, higher education being charged.
OUR SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS
A picture of all our current scholarship students