The Yuen Foundation Nabil Bedewi 2024-05-03 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Corporate Supporter

Dialysis Machines

Posted on Apr 24, 2024
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In partnership with Believe in Belize, Rotary Club of Edmonton South, and Rotary Club of Dangriga Belize we are aspiring to bring to Belize suitable Dialysis medical equipment to meet the urgent need for dialysis in this country.  Currently there is great hardship for dialysis patients who sometimes need to travel large distances a few times per week to get appropriate care.  Our budget is about $10,000 to acquire suitable units.  Please consider contributing for this urgent need.
Dialysis Machines Nabil Bedewi 2024-04-24 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Health Pillar,Partner,Rotary

Holy Angels School/Pomona - Desks Project

Posted on Apr 24, 2024
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Project Goal Date: February 2025
 
The Rotary Club of Edmonton South is partnering with Believe in Belize, and the Emmanuel Foundation to send a group of Rotaractors from the University of Alberta next February 2025 to build a playground at the Holy Angels School in Pomona Belize.  The school desperately needs 30  new desks and benches and tables for their lunch room   One desk costs $100Bz or about $50 USD  Please consider helping 
Holy Angels School/Pomona - Desks Project Nabil Bedewi 2024-04-24 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Education Pillar,Partner,Rotary
Rotary Club of Edmonton South 2024-04-24 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Education Pillar,Health Pillar,Partner,Rotary

RC Placencia - Cowpen Library/Resource Center and Kitchen Project

Posted on Apr 22, 2024
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Project Goal Date: June 1, 2024
 
Keller Williams in Belize is pairing up with Rotary Club of Placencia and Believe in Belize to raise $15,000 USD to create a Library/Resource Center and Kitchen at the San Juan Bosco Primary School in the village of Cowpen in Southern Stann Creek, Belize. Donations from this project are critical to the future success of the children in this village.
RC Placencia - Cowpen Library/Resource Center and Kitchen Project Nabil Bedewi 2024-04-22 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Education Pillar,Partner,Rotary
San Juan Bosco Primary School Nabil Bedewi 2024-04-22 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Education Pillar,School

Who do you help in Belize?

We work with and support local organizations in Belize. We do not consider requests from individuals, or organizations engaged in political or religious activities.
FAQ
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How can I be part of Believe in Belize?

As an all-volunteer organization, we rely on people's generosity with their time, whether in Belize or worldwide. Learn more about volunteering.
 
Most of our work is through our local partners. We support our partners, but they are ultimately responsible for the execution and results of their projects. We have a rigorous vetting process to ensure success and meet IRS regulations. Learn more about partnering.
 
We are completely reliant on our generous donors to further our mission. We have a variety of options to match our donors’ interests with the needs of Belizean communities. Learn more about donation options.
 
FAQ
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What is Believe in Belize all about?

Believe in Belize is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, communities, and the environment in Belize. We unite volunteers, partners, and donors around our causes to create a better Belize. Learn more.
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Corn Microbusiness

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Pedro Ical retired in 2023 as an Inspector of Police and now has started a Corn microbusiness in San Roman village in Stann Creek District.  The goal is to use the harvest to feed his family and generate income.  The target date for the first harvest is August of 2024 with an initial estimated output of 10 bags of corn per acre and revenue of BZ$75 per bag (100 pounds each).
 
 
Corn Microbusiness Nabil Bedewi 2024-03-01 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Community Pillar,Partner

Support a Community Clinic Cause

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There are about 200 villages in Belize.  Health services typically consist of waiting for a service provider to arrive and address the medical issue locally or take a person to a regional clinic/hospital.  This time delay is detrimental to the person's health and is inconsistent among villages. The aim of this Support a Community Clinic cause is to provide some basic and consistent standard of care throughout the villages.
Support a Community Clinic Cause Nabil Bedewi 2024-03-01 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Health Pillar
Joshua Phipps Nabil Bedewi 2024-02-01 03:00:00Z 0 Profile,Volunteer

Container Shipment - Fall 2023

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Believe in Belize (https://believeinbelize.org) provided funding for the shipment of a 40’ container from Ohio, United States to Corozal Town, Corozal, Belize through a collaboration with our partner Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad (MESA) Foundation, Inc. (https://rotarydistrict6600.org/MESA).
 
The container included books, school supplies, computers, blankets, wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and medical supplies.
Container Shipment - Fall 2023 Nabil Bedewi 2023-12-27 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Community Pillar,Container Shipping Cause

Container Shipping Cause

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Have you ever wanted to donate things (school supplies, computers, medical equipment, sports clothing, etc.) to your favorite Belizean non-profit (e.g. school, rotary club, village, etc.) but were overwhelmed by the shipping logistics and costs, handling customs, and delivering your donation?  The Container Shipping Cause addresses those issues.
 
We are currently working on the Fall 2024 shipment.  It will consist of up to 20,000 books, 100 computers, and medical supplies, benefiting thousands of Belizeans.  For additional information, please email us at donations@believeinbelize.org.
 
We are able to provide a secure, easy, and cost-effective way to ship donated items to Belize.
Container Shipping Cause Nabil Bedewi 2023-11-24 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Community Pillar

Container Shipment - Fall 2022/Spring 2023

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Believe in Belize (https://believeinbelize.org) provided funding for the shipment of a 40’ container from Ohio, United States to Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk, Belize through a collaboration with our partner Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad (MESA) Foundation, Inc. (https://rotarydistrict6600.org/MESA).
 
The container included books, backpacks and school supplies, computers, wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and medical supplies.
Container Shipment - Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Nabil Bedewi 2023-02-22 03:00:00Z 0 Container Shipment
Golden Stream School - Spring 2023 Requests Nabil Bedewi 2023-02-11 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Education Pillar,School

Container Shipment - Spring 2022

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Believe in Belize (https://believeinbelize.org) provided major funding for the shipment of a 40’ container from Ohio, United States to Punta Gorda, Toledo, Belize through a collaboration with their partner Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad (MESA) Foundation, Inc. (https://rotarydistrict6600.org/MESA).
 
The container included backpacks and school supplies, computers, wheelchairs, crutches, medical exam tables and supplies, child size soccer uniforms, and a large supply of pre-school and primary school books and DVDs.
Container Shipment - Spring 2022 Nabil Bedewi 2022-06-01 03:00:00Z 0 Container Shipment

Newsletter 2023 Issue 1

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Welcome to our 2023-1 newsletter (link to previous issues).  We are delighted you decided to read it and welcome your feedback on how we can improve it.
 
As we begin 2023, I am reflecting on our progress since we started operations 5 years ago, and I wish to begin by saying thank you to all our supporters, volunteers and partners.
 
Believe In Belize (https://believeinbelize.org) is an all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to implementing projects and providing services in the country of Belize (https://believeinbelize.org/page/about-us).
 
Our three programs are Education, Health and Community Development. Our focus is on little actions that create large impacts for Belizeans and their communities. Together one step at a time we make a difference to enhance the lives of children and families living in Belize.
 
This newsletter will highlight our past accomplishments and will outline plans for the future. There is still much more work to be done and I hope you will help us by choosing to join us, become a donor, and/or a sponsor in 2023.
 
With gratitude,
 
3-Minute Video about Believe in Belize https://youtu.be/1dP9zwLK7kA
 
Newsletter 2023 Issue 1 Nabil Bedewi 2022-01-25 03:00:00Z 0 Newsletter
Container Shipment - Fall 2021 Nabil Bedewi 2021-12-01 03:00:00Z 0 Container Shipment

Consolidated Container Shipping service

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Have you ever wanted to donate things (school supplies, computers, medical equipment, sports clothing, etc.) to your favorite Belizean non-profit (e.g. school, rotary club, village, etc.) but were overwhelmed by the shipping logistics and costs, handling customs, and delivering your donation?  This service addresses those issues.
 
Believe in Belize has partnered with MESA / RCI (a Rotary District 6600 nonprofit / education project).  Believe in Belize helps cover the cost of shipping a 40 ft. container to Belize.  RCI uses it for their resource center deployment to about 20 schools and we use it for individuals or organizations that want to ship material to their favorite non-profit.
 
With this arrangement we are able to provide a secure, easy, and cost effective way to ship donated items to Belize.
 
Our next shipment is planned for Fall 2023
 
Consolidated Container Shipping service Nabil Bedewi 2021-10-01 03:00:00Z 0 Container Shipment

Platinum Clothing

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Platinum Clothing (www.platinummclothing.com) was borne out of a desire to celebrate and empower all women everywhere using clothing. Our mission is to up lift women as they power through their daily lives and give them the will to keep pushing on using uplifting messages. We also make custom shirts with your message or design. Our Tagline is PLATINUM - PRECIOUS RESILIENT BEAUTIFUL All women are Precious, Resilient and Beautiful.
 
Platinum Clothing is owned and operated by Maude, our Merchandizing Specialist volunteer (https://believeinbelize.org/sitepage/specialists/maudlyn-maude-akyeampong-tetteh).  She will be selling Believe in Belize branded items on her website and donating up to 50% of the resulting revenue back to Believe in Belize.
Platinum Clothing Nabil Bedewi 2021-05-01 03:00:00Z 0 Branded Products
How is Believe in Belize Funded? Nabil Bedewi 2019-04-06 03:00:00Z 0 Financials
Project: Bicycle Reflectors (Pilot) - Part 2 Nabil Bedewi 2018-10-26 03:00:00Z 0 Bicycle Safety Initiative,Bicycles,Health Program,Projects

Project: Bicycle Reflectors (Pilot) - Part 1

Posted by Vikas Arya on Oct 06, 2018
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This is a pilot project for installing ~20 bicycle reflectors on bicycles in Placencia, Belize during the second half of October, 2018.  It is part of the Believe in Belize Health Program / Bicycle Safety Initiative.  The purpose is to get a better handle on the issues involved.  Afterwards, we will decide how to best proceed with this project.  You can participate in shaping the future of this project by joining our Bicycle Safety Initiative Facebook page here.
 
 
Project: Bicycle Reflectors (Pilot) - Part 1 Vikas Arya 2018-10-06 03:00:00Z 0 Bicycle Safety Initiative,Bicycles,Health Program,Projects

Newsletter 2018 Issue 1

Posted by Nabil Bedewi on May 01, 2018
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Welcome to our inaugural newsletter!  We are delighted you decided to read it and welcome your feedback on how we can improve it.
 
Believe in Belize was founded by Nabil, Kareen, and Lucy Bedewi (husband, wife, and daughter).  It is an all volunteer, non-profit organization launched in January 2018, with the sole purpose of helping with the development of Belize.  In particular, our goal is to:
 
  1. Become a premier internet destination for anyone seeking information about Belize.
  2. Implement projects and services to help people in Belize.
 
 
Newsletter 2018 Issue 1 Nabil Bedewi 2018-05-01 03:00:00Z 0 Newsletter

Project: 205 Computers for Schools in Belize

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We all know that feeling when we think we lost our phone. Just the thought of being disconnected for more than a few minutes is enough to make our heart start racing. The truth though is the Internet and having access to a computer makes all the difference when it comes to educational efficacy.

As part of its Education Program, Believe in Belize initiated a project to donate 205 computers (refurbished 64 bit architecture PC with keyboard & mouse, and monitor) to 41 schools and 1 junior college (St. John’s Vianney) in Belize to aid in the establishment of school computer labs.  This project will benefit about 6000 students the first year and another 6000 over the 5 year estimated life of the computers.  The deployment will take place in the Fall of 2018 and Spring of 2019 through our partner, Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad Foundation, Inc. - Rotary District 6600 / MESA (partnership announcement)  and with the collaboration of the following Rotary Clubs in Belize: Belize Sunrise, Corozal, Dangriga and Placencia  (Rotary in Belize).
 
Project: 205 Computers for Schools in Belize Nabil Bedewi 2018-04-05 03:00:00Z 0 Cause,Education Pillar,Education Program,Projects
Partnership between Believe in Belize and MESA Nabil Bedewi 2018-03-27 03:00:00Z 0 Container Shipment,Partner

What is Flipboard?

Posted on Mar 13, 2018
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Flipboard (https://flipboard.com) is a magazine publishing tool.  When you see this symbol  on any website, clicking on it allows you to "flip" that page into a Flipboard magazine you publish or have access to contribute to it.  If you manage a website you can also insert Flipboard widgets (see how at https://about.flipboard.com/social-plugins).  One of the tools is a "+ Flip It" button which you just drag to your browser's Bookmarks Bar for easy flipping.
 
By flipping our website pages to Flipboard magazines you help spread the word about what we do at Believe in Belize (http://believeinbelize.org).
 
Below is the magazine published by Believe in Belize.  If you would like to contribute to it (i.e. Flip other relevant website pages to it) please contact us at Board@Believeinbelize.org to discuss further before we grant you access.  You can also choose to "Follow it".
 
What is Flipboard? Nabil Bedewi 2018-03-13 03:00:00Z 0 Resource
Partnership between Believe in Belize and World Computer Exchange Nabil Bedewi 2018-02-03 03:00:00Z 0 Education Program,Projects,news

What is Believe in Belize?

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We began operations on January 1st, 2018 as an unincorporated non-profit.  On April 17, 2018 we incorporated in the State of Maryland, USA as a non-profit business named Believe in Belize, Inc.  On March 26, 2019 we officially became an organization Exempt under IRC 501(c) (3) and classified as a public charity under IRC 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi). Our effective date of exemption is April 17, 2018.
 
Find us at:
IRS - Tax Exempt Organization Search - Use EIN 82-3524490, https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/
 
What is Believe in Belize? Nabil Bedewi 2018-01-01 03:00:00Z 0 Organization

How Believe in Belize came about
 

Posted by Lucy Bedewi
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I will never complain about homework again. It happened in 2014 when I had the opportunity to travel to Belize for a family vacation. In this beautiful country packed with adventure and culture, I learned that education is expensive for many Belizean families partly because of the cost of compulsory uniform and supplies.  Upon learning that items as simple as a notebook and pencil can give a child an opportunity to go to school, I knew exactly what I wanted to do to help.
 
I started a club called "Believe in Belize" at my High School in September 2014.  Through contact with the local Rotary Club (of which my father was a member), we were able to get in touch with the principal of St. John's Anglican School in Placencia, Belize. He told us that the school has a great deal of need and sent us a list of their most needed supplies.
 
I returned to Belize the following summer with lots of school supplies and volunteered at the school. What would happen to the literacy rate in Belize if the larger community began to support education in Belize? The global social and economic benefits of expanding literacy are undeniable: eradicate poverty, address gender inequality, and create sustainable development, to name a few.
 
In the words of Malala Yousafzai "One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world."
How Believe in Belize came about  Lucy Bedewi 2018-01-01 03:00:00Z 0 Organization
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