November 2017                                                                                               Issu e: 20
Happy Holidays!
We'd like to wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season full of togetherness and gratitude!  We are grateful for your support! 

Your donation will be used to continue to combat the viral hepatitis and liver cancer epidemic that has plagued Mongolia for decades. With FIRE's global partnerships, this goal is becoming an achievable reality thanks to supporters like you. Donations specified for Nepal help the rebuilding and cultural preservation projects in Langtang, Nepal. 

We ask that you consider FIRE when planning your end-of-year donations 94% of all donations go to program expenses.

You can donate directly on-line  here or you can mail a check to the address below. For an update about FIRE's current programs, please visit our website at  www.fireprojects.orgread our most recent  Newsletters or our  financial information.

Thank you very much for your continued support!

With great appreciation and wishing you the very best,
The FIRE team in Mongolia, Nepal and Arizona
2017 Hepatitis C Change Maker
We are proud to announce that FIRE's executive director, Meredith Potts, was recognized by The Economist as a 2017 HCV Change Maker. The Change Maker program honors 18 innovators who are dedicating their efforts to three thematic areas: multi-stakeholder approaches, screening, and technology. Meredith was honored for her exemplary devotion to making screening more readily available throughout Mongolia.   

You can view the HCV Change Makers article here. 
Fair Trade Handi-Crafts from Mongolia
For a limited time and just in time for responsible holiday gift giving....

FIRE has beautiful, handmade crafts from Bayan-Ölgii, the ethnically Kazakh area of western Mongolia. 

FIRE purchased these items directly from the artists themselves in Mongolia. The six artists who made these products consists of individual artisans and women's co-ops that are helping to alleviate poverty by providing jobs to unemployed  women who are often single mothers.

Your purchase contributes  to a more fair and just international economy and supports FIRE's work in Mongolia. 

Stop by our store before December 31 at 
1 13 E. Birch, Flagstaff, AZ, 
look at our inventory on  
or contact us for more options to shop at  
928-779-2288 .

View our  Kazakh Handi-Craft photo album  to view the bags and see some of the artisans at work.
Marjangul proudly displaying some of her bags, Mongolia.
Rotary U.S.-Mexico Friendship Conference 
FIRE's executive director and member of the Flagstaff Rotary Club, Meredith Potts, presented FIRE's and the Flagstaff Rotary Club's collaborative Global Grant with the  the Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar, "Hepatitis Free Mongolia," at the Rotary U.S.-Mexico Friendship Conference & Global Grants Exchange '17 in Phoenix, AZ this past  October. 

Thank you to the 8 Rotary districts and 26 Rotary clubs from 6 countries around the world who made this grant possible, and to the organizers and participants of the wonderful and inspirational conference in October.

Langtang Valley October  Volunteer Trip
FIRE hosted two volunteer trips this year in Langtang Valley, Nepal with a combined total of seven volunteers.  We had great trips filled with lots of laughs, culture, amazing views--and a bit of work as well ! Thank you to all our incredible volunteers!

You can view photos from FIRE's Langtang Volunteer Trips in 2017 here.

Join us in May 2018 for our next volunteer trip. Visit our website  for more details!
October 2017 Volunteers in Langtang, Nepal.

Donate TODAY
94% of your donations go directly to program expenses.

You can donate directly on-line at our website! Checks may also be mailed to:

PO Box 22187
Flagstaff, AZ 86002

Thank you very much for your continued support!

Flagstaff's newest socially responsible store specializing in outdoor gear, fine art and international and local fair trade items!

Supporting local and international development for a better world!

and Hours
113 E. Birch
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(across from the courthouse)

Tue-Fri, 12-6pm
Sat-Sun, 12-4pm
Kazakh Wall Hangings
We have 4
 hand-made wall hangings from the Kazakh region of western Mongolia.  These are beautiful, one of a kind pieces of art. They are lovingly made over several months and given as a gift in honor of a marriage, birth of other special occasion.

You can  view the wall hangings here If you live in Flagstaff, please visit the FIREWORKS store at 113 E. Birch Ave or  contact us  to view the wall hangings in person.