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Trina Isakson
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $2,000.00

My Message

I am spending 6 months in Myanmar (Burma) with Local Resource Centre, the Myanmar-led umbrella organization/capacity builder for civil society organizations (what we call "nonprofits"). This is a very interesting time in Myanmar - changes to the way government works, an election happening this November - and I will be working with Local Resource Centre's office in Mawlamyine to map civil society in Mon State and determine opportunities for capacity building. Ideally I will leave information, processes, and resources behind to support the continued growth of citizens getting involved in issues they care about. It's like what I do in Canada - research, facilitation, strategy - but now taking it to a new context. I'm excited to contribute and learn! 

For clarity, I am not raising money for my trip and your donations don't go to me. Your contribution supports future work of Cuso in Canada and around the world. 

About Cuso

Cuso International sends people rather than money – we are not an emergency aid agency. Our volunteers work on long-term, sustainable solutions, and live at the heart of the community they serve, on a similar allowance and in comparable accommodation to their local co-workers. Our volunteers come from many professional and personal backgrounds, from many ages, and from across Canada and the United States as well as from a number of developing countries in which we work. In spite of the obstacles facing them, people in every corner of the developing world are building better futures for their communities. Our volunteers work side-by-side with these committed citizens to make this positive change happen. They are matched to placements that meet the direct requests of our overseas partners. Lasting change requires not just a financial investment, but also a human investment. That’s why Cuso International shares skills, and improves lives.

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"MawlamyaingMoghulShahMosque" by I, Doron. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MawlamyaingMoghulShahMosque.jpg#/media/File:MawlamyaingMoghulShahMosque.jpg

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Thank you to my sponsors:

A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 30, 2016 12:49 PM
Terry donated $500.00
Oct 4, 2015 12:00 AM
Sarah Jones left a message
Sep 16, 2015 12:02 PM
Happy belated birthday Trina! Wishing you all the best during your time in Myanmar!
Sarah Jones donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 16, 2015 12:01 PM
Dara Parker donated $20.00
Sep 10, 2015 1:23 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 9, 2015 3:34 PM
A friend donated $200.00
Sep 8, 2015 6:49 PM
mom left a message
Sep 8, 2015 9:39 AM
And your Birthday Wishes Keep on giving.
Don & Tina donated $100.00
Sep 8, 2015 9:38 AM
Michael Podhorzer donated $50.00
Sep 7, 2015 11:33 AM
Michael Podhorzer left a message
Sep 7, 2015 11:31 AM
Best of luck, Trina. Have a great adventure.
Aimee Isakson donated $25.00
Sep 6, 2015 10:52 PM
Geneviève Goggin donated $50.00
Sep 6, 2015 10:34 PM
Nancy left a message
Sep 6, 2015 7:44 PM
Best of luck Trina. And wear that helmet!!!
Nancy Martin donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 6, 2015 7:43 PM
Amy Johnston donated $20.00
Sep 6, 2015 6:53 PM
Chad Leaman donated $30.00
Sep 2, 2015 2:24 PM
Candy Ho donated $20.00
Aug 22, 2015 11:37 PM
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