Donate Ethically

Transforming Donation Practices for Global Impact

At Recovere, we are committed to transforming the way the world donates, ensuring that aid reaches those who need it, when they need it

Empowering Local Communities, Ensuring Sustainability

We promote a new way to give

As advocates for best practices in disaster recovery, we prioritise meeting the needs of local communities. Supporting local businesses in recovery efforts is essential for several reasons:

Economic Stimulus:

Purchasing goods and services locally injects money directly into the local economy, helping businesses recover from the economic impact of the disaster. This can create jobs, generate income, and stimulate economic growth in the affected area.

Community Resilience:

Strong local businesses are essential for community resilience. They provide essential goods and services, contribute to the tax base, and play a vital role in the social fabric of the community.

Environmental Impact:

Importing goods from outside the region can have a significant environmental impact due to transportation emissions and packaging waste. Supporting local businesses reduces the carbon footprint associated with recovery efforts.

Ensuring Quality and Accessibility:

Buying locally allows recipients to seek repairs locally, access instructions in their language, and receive items with the appropriate electrical cords, ensuring usability and longevity.

Cultural Preservation:

Local businesses often reflect the unique character and culture of a community. By supporting them, we help preserve local traditions and heritage.

Overall, supporting local businesses in recovery not only accelerates economic recovery but also fosters community resilience, reduces environmental impact, and preserves local culture.

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Measuring Donation Success

Our Impact: Success Beyond Numbers

Success at Recovere isn't just about the volume of donations; it's measured by the real, positive change we bring to communities worldwide. By focusing on the right aid, at the right time, we're not just responding to disasters; we're helping communities build a stronger, more sustainable future.

Key Features and Benefits

The Recovere Advantage: Efficient, Effective and Ethical

Streamlined Aid Coordination

Enhancing collaborative efforts among governments, NGOs, Non-Profits and international organisations to optimise aid delivery.

Reducing Unsolicited Donations

Alleviating community burdens by preventing the accumulation of unnecessary items, reducing waste and landfill impact.

Promoting Local Business

Supporting local markets by prioritising the purchase of goods within affected communities, cutting down on carbon emissions from transport.

Sustained Recovery Efforts

Providing ongoing support to communities for enduring recovery, even after the departure of larger international agencies.

Building Community Resilience

Reducing reliance on external resources to enhance self-sufficiency and resilience in affected communities.

Access to Essentials

Facilitating smoother access to vital goods, improving community morale and supporting long-term recovery.

Strengthening Local Employment

Boosting local economies and job markets by encouraging the procurement of goods and services from within the community.

Insightful Real-Time Analytics

Offering up-to-date data to monitor recovery progress, understand community needs, and address new challenges effectively.

Ensuring Quality and Safety

Committing to high standards of quality and safety for all donated items, with comprehensive support and warranty services.

Transparency in Aid

Providing clear, accessible data to donors, ensuring confidence in the impact and reach of their contributions.

Challenges in the Real-World

Addressing the Critical Challenges in Disaster Relief

Historical challenges, such as the 60% of unnecessary donations and the logistical nightmares caused by unsolicited items, underscore the urgent need for Recovere's approach. From the unnecessary loss of resources to the tragic consequences of ill-informed giving, we're committed to learning from the past and forging a smarter, more compassionate path forward.

Vision Loss from Misinformed Drug Donation
in Lithuania, 1993

11 women lost their eyesight in Lithuania in 1993 after taking a donated drug that was provided without proper information. It later appeared that the drug was initially elaborated for veterinarian use.

Wasted Medicines Post-Tsunami
in Ache, 2004: A €3 Million Loss

A first wave of 600 tonnes of medicines had to be rapidly destroyed in the Province Ache after the 2004 tsunami, at a total cost of nearly € 3 million (i.e ,a destruction cost of € 4 per Kg, plus support expenses from running the destruction process, estimated to 520.000 € and funded by the EU).

Abandoned Aid for Hurricane Maria:
Rotting Supplies in Puerto Rico

At least 10 trailers stuffed with food, water and baby supplies donated for Hurricane Maria survivors were left to rot in a Puerto Rico parking lot.

Unclaimed Containers Post-Typhoon Yolanda:
Lost Supplies in the Philippines

Four shipping containers of baby food, clothes and medical supplies were destroyed after they were left abandoned four years after super typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines.

Expired Relief Food Post-Tropical Cyclone Pam:
Unsolicited donations in Vanuatu

In Vanuatu, after Tropical Cyclone Pam, the Vanuatu Daily Post said a staggering 50% of the food items had expired by the time they'd arrived and were accessed, resulting in their disposal at the expense of the government.

A year after the cyclone, the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) authorised the disposal of tons cans of beans, tomatoes, canned fish (which take up to 100 years to break down in landfill), packets of noodles, and flour.

Additionally, a considerable amount of the donated clothes, shoes, bedding, and other items were ill-suited for the cultural, living conditions, and climate of Vanuatu. These included items such as high heels, heavy blankets, handbags, and woollen knitwear.

Making a Global Impact

Join us on a journey to transform post-crisis recovery.
Together, let's build a future where communities recover stronger and more efficiently than ever before.