Achieved a success rate of 85%. These modules act as a stabilizing force for their host
communities and thus strengthen the national fabric as a whole.
- Launched an effort to raise $1.5 million for 10 Modules of FXB grants. Fundraisers spent two weeks in Uganda and Rwanda studying and filming FXB model projects. The documentaries will illustrate ongoing efforts to potential financiers.
- Raised $1.035 million to date.
Thus far, FXB has raised a little more than a third of the monies - about $1.035 million dollars. Several hundred thousand dollars have been sent to Rwanda to begin new Model Villages. In order to retain donors, cultivate new donors and increase FXB's profile, FXB has planned social and educational opportunities including the recent 'The Feminization of AIDS' discussion panel (the first of a series of four) at the Cosmopolitan Club in NYC on March 23rd and a private screening of the Oscar nominated film, Yesterday, at the Soho House in NYC on March 9, 2006. Special promotional literature has been produced and the FXB website has been designed to feature this campaign.
Drawing on the success of the September Katrina Reconstruction Summit, Equity International organized The U.S. Gulf Coast Reconstruction Summit in Washington on April 10, 2006. Speakers ranged from House Government Reform Committee Chairman Tom Davis to former Clinton FEMA Director James Lee Witt. More than 1,000 business and government leaders participated in the Summit, which was broadcast on C-SPAN.
December 2005 (World AIDS Day):
Albina du Boisrouvray launched an effort to raise $1.5 million for 10 Modules of FXB grants. Fundraisers spent two weeks in Uganda and Rwanda examining and filming FXB model projects to document and thus better inform potential financers about ongoing efforts.