Connecticut organization helps save lives around the world

The Denan Project (TDP) is a small, all-volunteer nonprofit that provides health and development assistance to under-served people in some of the world’s poorest and most isolated places. TDP’s return on investment is exceptional:

• On average, about 96% of funds have gone directly toward on-the-ground programs.

• Some 400,000 people have benefited from TDP’s activities, which are closely monitored through frequent reports and hands-on site visits.

Launched 11 years ago, TDP takes a holistic approach to aid, focusing on people’s health in an impoverished community as its initial priority. Once health has begun to improve significantly, TDP strives to empower people to escape poverty through capacity-building, by funding education, agriculture and micro-lending to encourage self-sufficiency.

TDP is putting this strategy into practice in the following places:

• Denan, Ethiopia: When Connecticut resident Dick Young, a documentary filmmaker, visited Denan nearly 12 years ago, he found the living conditions deplorable (click here for the video). Young formed TDP, which built a medical clinic—the only free acute medical care in a region with 6 million people. To date the clinic has treated 200,000+ patients, and has grown to a 39-room hospital with a 10-room operating theater currently under construction. TDP also provides agricultural training, educational programs, community development and micro-loans for people in the area.

• Ouadaradouo, Burkina Faso: TDP opened a medical clinic in this troubled West African nation in 2009. To date 40,000 patients have been treated, and micro-loan projects were launched in 2014.

• Uratari, Peru: TDP’s medical care facility opened in 2010, also providing treatment to distant villages. Some 30,000 patients have been treated so far. Micro-loan and educational initiatives have followed.

• Tariat, Mongolia: TDP’s hospital opened in 2014 and receives 2,500 patients each month. TDP also provides agricultural support through an animal-fodder planting program.

• Chinle, Arizona: TDP has teamed with the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health to support maternal and child health through the Family Spirit program.

To donate online, visit to access a secure PayPal page.

To donate by check, please make it payable to The Denan Project, Inc. and mail to:

The Denan Project, Inc. P.O. Box 543 Woodbury, CT 06798 USA

To volunteer, please let us know how you or your group would like to help. We can be reached at [email protected]

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