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. Heritage Trail empowers these Quechua people with income-earning projects.
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 income-earning opportunities for widows.
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.
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.
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.
Moi Girls Samburu
Child marriage is a tough issue to tackle when it is steeped in traditional culture, but keeping girls in school as long as possible is proving to be a successful strategy that retains support from the local culture.
Orphans and Internally Displaced children are the heartbeat of this program. From daily essentials like food, to hope for the future with education, and healing from the past with dance, COREDA cares for the most vulnerable.