Empowering local change-makers means we don’t tell our partners what projects they should be working on. We let them tell us. Our partners have different passions and skills, and the result has been a very diverse slate of projects. The projects must meet a few criteria to ensure they align with our values, but otherwise our partners are free to design their own projects.
• serve the most vulnerable groups in the community
• empower participants and avoid dependency
• be cost effective and impactful
Estudia Con Amor
Educational support for street children, mining children, and children of single mothers abandoned by abusive, alcoholic husbands keeps them in school and out of the child labor force.
Many indigenous communities have been harmed by large companies exploiting the rich resources in Latin America. Those along the Choquequirao trail are now in such danger. A microfinance project helps protect these Quechua people.
Job training & placement for marginalized women allows destitute women to pursue their dreams. They find love, family, and hope at Amal, as well as financial security for themselves and their children.
REWOCAM wants to create a world where violence against women is no longer accepted. Through brainstorming conferences and pilot projects, they are empowering women throughout Cameroon.
Semillas de Esperanza
Our focus is student designed-and-led projects to address community issues paired with educational support for students who cannot attend traditional school due to poverty, distance, or danger.
Low-caste villagers determine the issues they want addressed, and we respond: educational support to keep children in school, a maternal health program to stem maternal and infant deaths, and now assistance adapting to severe climate change.
Developing economic opportunities while reviving & celebrating indigenous culture is the goal of the running tourist camp we are building. Tourists will have a fascinating experience with local cultures.
Agricultural and vocational training is helping vulnerable women and IDPs (refugees) begin their own enterprises and escape abuse and malnutrition. A side benefit is the protection of the endangered forest ecology.
One school at a time, communities are rebuilding their lives from the rubble of the 2015 earthquake. Education, with a special focus on girls, is the surest path out of poverty for these high mountain people.
Academia para un Futuro Mejor
Honduran youth need hope for a better future and a survival option apart from the gangs. Jobs for undereducated youth can be created by manufacturing, installing, and servicing solar panels.
Children of destitute women who work in local sweat-shops aren’t normally able to attend school. But children in the Tuolpongror garment district now have a quality education with teachers trained in the Montessori teaching method.
Waridi Za Mungu
To end FGM & child marriage, cultural attitudes and superstitions must be overcome. This involves patiently gaining the trust of traditional communities and partnering to come up with a solution.
Shared World Visions
A young man or woman with a university degree not only can take care of him/herself, but can care for desperately poor parents, educate younger siblings, and bring about positive changes in their communities.