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Displaced Peoples

Orchid understands that not having a home or in some places a country you can call your own can be one of the greatest challenges a human being has to face. We believe that people have the right to a homeland and a sense of place where they can raise a family with dignity. Three of our partners devout a majority of their efforts to giving people a basic foundation of place that they can build a life on.

AsociaciĆ³n Mujerer Del Rio: Orchid learned of the plight of the desplazados of Colombia while flying out to the Galapagos Islands in April of 2011. When we landed in Colombia we sought out this group of women in Bogota who have dedicated their lives to these tens of thousands of people who have lost their homes, their dignity and their livelihood.

Nepal Volunteer Council: The NVC works on many missions in Nepal and one of them is providing assistance to a home established for young teenage men who have been forced to leave their homeland and are part of the over 100,000 displaced people from the Maoist civil war. Although the war is officially over those displaced have been unable to return to their homelands and more pour into the capital daily.

Experiment Albania: The Romani gypsies of Eastern Europe have long struggled to define themselves as a people and even the United Nations has debated the definition of who these people belong to for decades and it continues to remain un-clarified imprisoning a culture into ambiguity. Experiment Albania works to uncover the truth by recognizing these people as living culture deserved of a homeland and history. In Tirana Experiment works to educate their youths and provide housing where it was before impossible.