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Where Does Your Donated Money Go?

Donated Money

Many people that donate to non-profit organizations or charities often wonder where their money actually goes. The common question, "What percentage of my money goes towards supporting the organization's mission as opposed to administrative costs?" often arises. At Thrive we are happy to share that 100% of your donation goes

Thrive Staff: Somy Winardi

I got to know Thrive through Dale, whom I had known for more than 10 years as part of the Pastors and Leaders group in the Greater Toronto Area. Soon I discovered that Dale went to Africa often with a  mission to end extreme poverty through the Thrive organization. Over

Thrive Staff: Paul Weigel

O4O Staff: Paul Weigel

I first heard about Thrive in the early stages of its conception. Margaret (my wife) and I had reconnected with Dale and Linda around our common interest in sailing. About that time Dale and Linda had both made significant life changes in order to follow their vision of building a

Thrive Staff: Esther Siret

O4O Staff: Esther Siret

While I was attending college, I can recall returning home to see a few men working in our family garden. They created nice garden beds and planted a variety of crops that I often only saw in grocery stores. My family and I really loved the work that they did

Thrive Staff: Dale Bolton

O4O Staff: Dale Bolton

After being struck by the size of the orphan population in Africa, I felt a strong pull to go see the situation first hand in 2004. True to what I had heard, there were unsupported children everywhere. During this time money was raised to help build a home for orphans. The

The Best Chance at Treating Asthma Naturally

Natural Asthma Treatment - World Asthma Day

May 1st is World Asthma Day. It is estimated that over a quarter of a billion people are affected by this inflammatory disease. The exact cause is unknown, but it is often triggered by allergies, air pollution, respiratory infections, poor diet, stress, emotions, weather conditions, and certain medications. Asthma causes

A “Now” Solution for Malaria in Africa

Solution To Malaria in Africa

The majority of unsolved problems in our world today can be blamed for lack of political will. We put the blame on the government and they often are unresponsive. As problems are not being solved, we should put our focus in a different direction. Perhaps a solution to all problems should

Thrive Training Center Update

O4O Training Center

When Thrive started in the year 2008, we rented a small house. This house was primarily used as a meeting place and a cramped classroom. Over the years interest in Thrive grew and more members jumped on board. Together we began our journey of ending extreme poverty. By 2012, Thrive had

A Teacher’s Perspective

Destination: Kitale, Kenya. 13,000 kilometers across the globe. I went there not as a teacher, but as an observer – an observer who can’t help taking her lifelong ‘teacher eye’ with her wherever she goes! I was a guest of Thrive, a Canadian charity founded 10 years ago by Dale and Linda

The Power of a Seed

Much of the thinking behind the worldwide Organic Health Movement revolves around the power of seeds and the plants that they produce. When looking at the natural world, we realize that almost everything is started with a seed.