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The Colombian Embassy donated to Relief 2.0 the proceeds raised during the Colombian Independence Day celebration at Hibiya Park, Tokyo, last July and other sources. The formal donation ceremony took place at a fund raising dinner and party organized by the residents of Oakwood Premiere Tokyo Midtwon, thanks to the courtesy of Amy Hanashiro.
The total donation amount was ¥770,000 (US$9,800) and was presented by Elkin Echeverry García, Colombia's Consul in Tokyo, and Omaira Nagatsuka, Social Assistance representative for the Colombian Consulate and Embassy in Tokyo. Masaharu Otsubo, Relief 2.0 country coordinator in Japan, received the fund in the presence of our colleagues and partners Ann Sado and Narikou Kaneshiro from Women Help Women and Haruko Nishida from Impact Foundation Japan.
The funds will be used for the three main Relief 2.0 initiatives for the sustainable recovery of local communities and businesses affected by the March 11, 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in the Tohoku region, Japan:
All three projects are defined as social business endeavors and are being executed with a business-like approach, taking care to make them not just sustainable, but profitable so that their proceeds can be used to support the survivors and to fund additional initiatives and continuous operation. More information is available at "Relief 2.0 Projects in Japan for August - December 2011".
We are grateful of the trust of the Colombian Embassy and the solidarity of the Colombian people with Japan. In the name of the survivors we are committed to make good use of the funds received through an efficient and transparent execution and outstanding performance of our initiatives in benefit of the survivors, local businesses and communities in Tohoku.