Island Loop - an Initiative by Island Bazaar
As we celebrate our third year, we are delighted to announce the launch of Island Loop.
Island Loop will take tiny steps and work together with selected causes and organisations (non-profit) within our Island communities and offer our support.
Every quarter we will choose a cause and contribute minimum 2% of Island Bazaar's quarterly profit to the cause. That we have selected, along with a post on our Journal [our blog] during that quarter.
Due to Covid-19 lockdown and our business temporarily shutting down since April 15th till end of May. We decided to combine both the second and third quarter and donate it to one chosen cause.
2nd and 3rd QUARTER 2020
Our chosen cause for second and third quarter of 2020 is Maldivian Red Crescent.
Maldivian Red Crescent
The Maldivian Red Crescent (MRC) an independent, voluntary, humanitarian organization, established on the basis of the Maldivian Red Crescent Law [Law 2009/7]. The MRC’s primary objective is to provide humanitarian aid, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering. It is the 187th member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The Movement’s mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. The MRC in its nascent stage is closely guided by the Movement partners including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The MRC works across the country to build resilience across Maldivian communities, and does so through working in strategic areas on strengthening emergency response, strengthening first aid and psychosocial support, facilitating resilience-based planning, promoting health and well-being in a changing environment, fostering humanitarian values and volunteerism, and organizational development and sustainability. In addition to working with the relevant public authorities, the National Society also collaborates with the private sector to enhance impact and outreach.
1st QUARTER 2020
Our chosen cause for the first quarter for 2020 is Care Society.
We have had the privilege of working with and seeing first hand how hard the teachers and management of Care Society work and wish them all the best.
4th QUARTER 2019
To start the initiative and be our Cause for the final quarter of 2019, we have selected a very special organisation, Tiny Hearts of Maldives.
Tiny Hearts of Maldives
"Founded in 2009 in remembrance of Keyaan, a fallen warrior of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), Tiny Hearts of Maldives (THM) is an NGO leading the fight against CHD and Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) in the Maldives.
Currently celebrating it’s 10th year of service, THM are on a mission to facilitate and create communities and a population where heart healthy choices are an intrinsic part of everyday lives.
Respected as one of the most active members of World Heart Federation, it is also a co-founder of Maldives NCD Alliance."
Facebook: @TinyHeartsMV (https://www.facebook.com/TinyHeartsMV/)
Instagram: @tinyheartsofmaldives (https://instagram.com/tinyheartsofmaldives?igshid=9min5larzldo)
We thank Tiny Hearts of Maldives for this opportunity, and wish them continued strength, spirit and growth.