BBC NEWS

By George Wright

Doch Chkae, the metal band born on a rubbish dump

It was the most powerful symbol of the poverty under which many lived in mid-2000s Cambodia: a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of the capital.

For many, the Stung Meanchey dump near Phnom Penh was home. About 2,000 men, women and children would sift through the 100-acre mountain of rubbish in appalling conditions looking for recyclables to sell.

Stung Meanchey was also a dangerous place. Some were crushed by dump trucks while jostling to get a prime spot when waste was released. People would fall ill through exposure to open sewage and harmful toxins.

KRON4

Bay Area News

Moms Against Poverty's Impact as Featured on KRON4

In this interview Delfarib Fanai, Founder and CEO and Becky Graham, Director of Development talk about how MAP came to existence and how its been developing into an organization that helps underprivileged children throughout the world. Click on the video icon below to watch the interview and join us at MAP’s upcoming Gala on October 5, 2019.

Play Video
Doch Chkae

Cambodian Metal Band

Our MAP Cambodia Heavy Metal boys performing in Germany!

This is one of those awesome stories that should be shared… Wacken have just released this cool background story to how Cambodian metal band Doch Chkae were able to finally make it to perform at this year’s Wacken Festival.

Timon Siebel​

MAP Cambodia

MAP Cambodia: Musical Alchemist of Aggression: Timon Siebel

With music, Timon Seibel gives the children a chance to express themselves and gain self-confidence. One heavy-metal band he manages recently won a grand prize in a contest.

Vartey Ganiva

MAP Cambodia

MAP Cambodia’s Accountant and Musical teacher in the News!

When she first took the stage with a song called Evil Husband in 2016, Vartey Ganiva was immediately labelled Cambodia’s first Queen of Punk due to her ‘unusual’ taste in music. Three years into her career, the 26-year-old said she has found a new sound that fits her best. Anith Adilah Othman speaks to Yab Moung Records’ co-founder to inquire further on her newly-revamped repertoire.

Castro Valley Matters

By Parvin Ahmadi

As number of families lacking permanent housing increases, Castro Valley Unified builds out a support network

It takes a village to support students and families. In line with our goal of meeting the academic and social emotional needs of all our students, Castro Valley Unified School District’s (CVUSD) effort to serve all students and families was expanded last year to better serve the growing number of students and families in transition due to lack of permanent housing.

Mission Local

Local News for a Global Neiborhood

Moms Against Poverty reaches wider audience

Dozens of community members—many of them Iranian-American—gathered at The Laundry, a swanky Mission event space on 26th Street, on Saturday night to raise money and awareness for Moms Against Poverty, a non-profit founded in 2008 by an Iranian-American determined to do something about poverty.

ABC7 News

Bay Area News

ABC7 donors help 'Moms against Poverty' nonprofit expand services

We have a wonderful update for you on a story we brought to you last December about a very ambitious charity helping Bay Area children. It’s called the “Moms against Poverty” program, or MAP for short. — SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — 

Borgen Magazine

Humanity, Polotics & You

Mothers Know Best: Moms Against Poverty Advocates for Kids

Moms Against Poverty (MAP) is proof that a mother’s love extends beyond her own children. The organization, which helps children living in poverty, is active in more than six countries including Cambodia, India, Iran, Senegal, Sierra Leone and the United States.

ABC7 News

Bay Area News

ABC News and MAP's 2017 Earthquake Aid

Rendered numb from the news of a devastating earthquake in his home country, it took just an hour before Tohid Najafi, a Detroit-based Iranian medical professional, launched a Facebook fundraiser.

The New York Times

Decades On, Land Mines Shatter Young Lives in Iran

Remnants of a war fought decades ago continue to devastate innocent lives in Iran. During the conflict with Iraq in the 1980s, millions of land mines were buried throughout Iran’s western border provinces. Despite efforts by government demining programs, an unknown amount of undetonated ordnance still litters the countryside.

Patch

San Mateo Local News

Helping Hands - Moms Against Poverty to Collect Food, Toys on Sunday

Moms Against Poverty (MAP), a volunteer-based nonprofit charity, will be collecting non-perishable food and toy donations for the needy families of Bay Area this holiday season on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 801 Mahler Road, Suite G., in Burlingame.

Delfarib Fanaie
Delfarib Fanaie

MAP CEO and Co-Founder

Best Practices for Compiling a Nonprofit Annual Report

Most nonprofit organizations release annual reports with the purposes of providing insight into the way their donations are used, and the impact of those donations. Of course, the ultimate goal of these reports is to maintain those existing donor relationships and encourage new donations.

So how can nonprofits structure their reports to help them accomplish that goal? Moms Against Poverty (MAP,) a nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture and educate underprivileged children to their fullest potential, offers some best practices to consider: Read More on Nonprofit Information website…

Ladan Judge
Ladan Judge

MAP COO and Co-Founder

Moms Against Poverty Bring Nutrition and Stability to Underprivileged Children

In 1999, Delfarib Fanaie and her husband Farshid Samsami traveled to Iran, the country of their birth, with the intent of adopting a child. Over the years spent in Iran, the couple witnessed firsthand the plight of impoverished and malnourished children in the region. Instead of one child, they ended up bringing three into their family, but took the heartache they felt for every other child they couldn’t help back home with them and became determined to take other action on their behalf. Read More on the Philanthropy Journal News, UC State University…

More to explore