JOIN RAINBOW WORLD FUND ON
A HUMANITARIAN JOURNEY
new lands and peoples in a way that values them, deepens your
spirituality, broadens your worldview and begins to heal the world.
Learn about the cultural, historical, spiritual, and political
realties of the developing world. Explore human rights issues with a
people whose traditions span centuries of development. Experience
ancient, colonial, and modern influences that have molded cultures of
unique strength and deep faith. Help deliver medical and educational
supplies ... be forever changed.
March 2012 Rainbow World Fund thirteen volunteers returned from our
first trip to Cuba. The Cuban Council of Churches sponsored us. Our
journey was an educational experience, we learned from the Cubans
about the realities of their country, we visited projects that serve
the Cuban people, and engaged in social and cultural educational in
the context of the LGBT community of the Christian Church in Cuba.
During our short visit we gained insight into the realities,
struggles, and hopes of the Cuban people.
Our journey included meeting with
leaders of the LGBT community, church leadership, visiting medical
clinics, programs that serve the elderly, and schools. We learned
about Cuban colonial and revolutionary history as well as the complex
history and relationship between the U.S and Cuba and the effects of
the embargo on daily life. There were many highlights including
meeting with human rights and LGBT rights activist Mariela Castro.
We will be returning to Cuba in March 2013. More details to be announced. To inquire please use the Contact Us button on this page.
World Fund has been visiting Guatemala since 2004. Since then over
100 RWF volunteers have deliver 7000 pounds of medical and school
supplies valued at over $900,000 along with $114,000 in grants.
Some of the many projects that RWF
supports include a women's clinic in Guatemala City, an orphanage in
Santa Apolonia, a water project in the Mayan village of Tapesquillo, a
school in Santa Cruz del Quiché, Project Safe Passage at the Guatemala
City garbage dump, projects that support the LGBT community in
Participants are asked to collect
medical and school supplies during the months prior to departure. Each
person is allowed two 50lbs bags on international flights. Our groups
have made a huge difference in the lives of hundreds. These vital
supplies come from doctors and hospitals in the U.S. that we contact
before our trips. The antibiotics, antifungals, diabetes medications
and HIV medications all mean the difference between life and death in
Besides delivering much needed aid,
the our group acts as ambassadors for LGBT human rights, meeting with
individuals and groups, from school children, rural villagers, shamans
and religious leaders speaking openly of our experiences as LGBT
people. This has led to fantastic conversations and sharing. It has
been amazing to see the shifts in parts of the culture regarding
acceptance of LGBT people over the last several years.
Here is a link to the photo diary of
In The News page
to find news articles about RWF's Guatemalan journeys.
Since 2005, RWF volunteers have traveled to Washington, DC to meet with Senate and Congressional officials to advocate on behalf of humanitarian development, including international HIV/AIDS funding, changes in the current “abstinence only” earmarks to HIV prevention aid, increased funding for healthcare, climate change adaptation assistance for developing nations, basic human rights, and for the protection of refugee populations.
Our next trip to Washington, DC is in March 2013. More details to be announced. To inquire please use the Contact Us button on this page.
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