• Two Thesis Ideas & 6 possible Non-for-Profit Groups (NFP)

    Community, Industrial Design


    Two Thesis Ideas & 6 possible Non-for-Profit Groups (NFP)


    I want to reduce poverty, decreasing dead rate and providing a better and healthier community for the poor by building a local entrepreneurship for them. These will help them for the long run.

    First NFP – Aid to Artisans (ATA)

    Address: 331 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
USA Phone: (860) 947-3344
 Fax: (860) 947-3350

    Their Mission Their mission is to recognized leader of economic development for the craft industry. By linking artisans to new markets and buyers to culturally meaningful and innovative products, Aid to Artisans provide an opportunity for the community while preserving the local craftsmen and local history. This will help the local to preserve the important source of income.

    How they might Support my interests The ATA NFP can help me look into the global problems more in depths and further develop another local Entrepreneurship to reduce poverty and given them an opportunity to built their own market locally and internationally.

    Second NFP – World Food Programme (WFP)

    Director: Deborah Saidy Address: WFP North America Office Two United Nations Plaza, Room DC 2-2500, New York, NY 10017, United States of America Phone: +1 212 9638364 Fax: +1 212 9638019 Mail: WFP.NewYork@wfp.org

    Their Mission World Food Programme is the United Nations frontline agency; they are fighting against global hunger. Their missions are to save lives in refugee crises and other emergencies, improve nutrition and quality of life of worlds most vulnerable people at critical times in their lives. They also wanted to build assets that will benefit them directly and promoting self-reliance of poor people and communities.

    How they might Support my interests Their mission is to fight against global hunger. My goal is to fight against global poverty. They wanted to promoting self-reliance for poor people and the communities. This will be a really good opportunity for me to work with them to develop one.

    Third NFP – End Poverty 2015 millennium campaign

    Adddress: United Nations
Address 304 East 45th Street, FF-612
New York 10017, NY, Phone: +1 212 906 6242
 Fax: +1 212 906 6057
 E-mail: http://www.endpoverty2015.org/contact (send an E-mail online)

    Their Mission They have eight missions that they touch on; their goal is to improve them in 2015. The eight goals are End Hunger, Universal Education, Gender Equity, Child Health, Maternal Health, Combat HIV/AIDS and other DIEASES, Environmental Sustainability and Global Partnership.

    How they might Support my interests I will be able to get a lot of information about local situations at this time.


    I want to help the world, my goal is to reduce poverty, decreasing dead rate and providing a better and healthier community for the poor. The previous idea is to help them build a local business. In this idea I want to help the developing countries with their health. In the developing countries, a lot of the time because of the de late of treatment, the children or adult lost their life. I want to prevent it from happening.

    First NFP – Medicines Sans Frontiers Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

    Address: 333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001-5004 Phone: 212-679-6800
 Fax: 212-679-7016

    Their Mission Is to provide emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in nearly 60 countries around the world. MSF provides assistance when, armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, natural disasters or people exclusion from health care.

    How they might Support my interests They are the people who first contact and helped the developing countries, so they know what they are lack of, and what the might need to improve the situation. They will be able to provide me with a lot of information.

    Second NFP – United States Fund (unicef)

    Address: National Committee United States Fund for UNICEF 
125 Maiden Lane, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10038 Phone: 212 686-5522

    Address: Headquarters 3 United Nations Plaza
44th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues
New York, New York Phone: 212 326-7000 – Switchboard UNICEF House E-mail: information@unicefusa.org

    Their Mission Their mission is to save, protect and improve children’s lives for the developing countries by raise funds for its programs and increasing awareness of the challenges facing the world’s children.

    How they might Support my interests Their interest is to save protect and improve children’s life. Yes it is a big part of the Health issue in developing countries. By understanding and having databases from UNICEF, it will helped me develop and clarify what is really happening in there. They can also support my interests by helping me finds out where the real problems are.

    Third NFP – Rehydration Project

    Address: P.O. Box No. 1
Cavelossim, Goa, 403731

 Phone: +91 832 274 5151
 Fax: +1 913 273-8778 (I’m contacting them to see if they have a branch in New York City)

    Their Mission Do you know 2.2 million children will die from diarrhea and related diseases this year? The result of death can be changed. Their mission is to spread the word of how you can cure diarrhea and how you can rehydrate the Children by using ORS (Orial Rehydration salts)

    How they might Support my interests Rehydration Project is a really helpful and effective program. They knew that as easy as knowing the formula for Rehydration (simply by adding salt, sugar and water together) would prevent 90 % of child deaths from diarrhea dehydration. I would like to looked into this issue a lot more and try to help them with the issue.

  • What up Richard, I was reading through your blog and you and I have some parallels in our thesis ideas. I have recently begun to focus on disaster relief and helping aid people, particularly third world areas hit by disasters. The same basic needs of people you are looking to address become intensified in the wake of a disaster. I think some of the essentials to life you want to help benefit could help me look into my topic a little deeper as well.

    I like the way in which you are taking on the issue though. I think your bottom up way of creating entrepreneurship and businesses within the developing areas you can generate more aid than simple top down money distribution. It reminds me of the proverb, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

    Man typing that makes me want to go fishing now. Stupid New York City and its lack of lakes.

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