A hydroelectric dam in the southern part of Laos collapsed in the evening of 23 July. The Laos government reported that the dam in Attapeu province collapsed as a result of heavy seasonal rainfalls. The break has caused widespread flooding, destroyed crops, and created a need for food, water, and temporary shelter. BGR International is working […]
On 29 July, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, causing 16 deaths and damaging several communities. BGR International responded quickly, working with a Singaporean response team to assess needs. But then, a second earthquake, measuring a magnitude of 7.0, struck the same vicinity on 5 August. Neither the team members nor their local […]
In the shadow of economic recession, unemployment rates and other social problems, the elderly, poor, widowed and disabled of one region struggle for survival. Major food shortages and low incomes make it difficult for these people to care for their families. BGR International funds will supplement the expenditures of needy individuals in one local church, […]
BGR International is a leader in training organizations and groups in doing community development and disaster relief with a strategic focus to empower the local community. Our training is designed to equip the community in problem solving rather than BEING the problem solver. Classroom training is followed by a on-site practicum where trainees lead others to […]
Volunteer teams from community development training in Singapore are working in remote villages of the Philippines putting to work theory they learned in the classroom. More than 20 students have trained community leaders in the principles of community development and disaster response. Planning was done with local leaders on nutritional education and well baby care. […]
At one time, the farmers in a certain Asian community had no realistic means of developing extra income or improving their dietary table. But that all changed. BGR International and field partners have been training a group in the animal husbandry skills needed to raise, care for and inseminate goats. Many families are participating in […]
During rainy season in a rural village on the side of a hill in India erosion and storm damage regularly affects the homes. Recently BGR International field partners distributed tarpaulins and tin sheets for roofing to these families. Now these families will have appropriate shelter during rainy season.
BGR International and partners are providing relief to Iraqi refugees whose lives have been devastated by war. Approximately 70,000 Iraqis escaped to find refuge in a neighbouring country. They are living in a densely populated poor urban area. For maximum impact, BGR International partners will target 240 families: 20 families per month for 12 months. Your […]