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What, Why, and How?

What Is Our Goal?

Our Goal is to create a better world by breaking the cycle of poverty.

Nearly half of the world’s population lives in poverty and our goal is to change that. In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development with ending poverty listed as #1. If these goals are completed, it will mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality, and climate change by 2030. (www.globalgoals.org)

Why Are We Doing This?

We believe that a world without poverty is a more peaceful and equitable world – a world with less suffering.

How Are We Doing This?

1. Investing in Sustainable Change

  • Eliminate root causes of poverty through five programs that improve lives
  • Minimize overhead costs and put 100% of donations toward projects
  • Have a volunteer executive management team and advisors

2. Inspiring People and Organizations

  • Give donors the opportunity to choose projects, invest, and take ownership
  • Provide skilled volunteer engagement opportunities
  • Travel with donors to project sites

Click here to join us on a humanitarian trip and visit a project site!

3. Impacting Through a Community Development Model

  • Be accountable and sustainable
  • Involve the local community and leaders, and listen intently to identify problems and solutions
  • Invite the local government and community to contribute to development and operational costs, and implement a long-term local management plan

What are we doing to achieve our goal?

EDUCATION

UN Global Goal #4

Our goal is to give every child in a community access to primary education.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
The Reason: Education is the foundation for mutual understanding, tolerance, opportunity, economic growth and justice.

The Problem: 70 million children across the world are not able to go to school. 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women and girls.

The Solution: Build, renovate and equip schools, build dormitories, improve textbook-to-student ratio, train teachers, provide regulated student scholarships.

HEALTH

UN Global Goal #3

Our goal is to ensure access to adequate primary healthcare for our supported communities.

“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle
The Reason: Access to healthcare allows people to consistently go to school and work, and enables them to live a productive life.

The Problem: Children born into poverty are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families

The Solution: Build, renovate, and equip healthcare centres; train healthcare workers; and provide surgery and rehab services for disabled children.

WATER

UN Global Goal #6

Our goal is to ensure that communities have access to clean water, therefore reducing water-borne illness and improving quality of life.

“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin
The Reason: Access to clean water improves health and prevents illness.

The Problem: 663 million people go to bed without a clean glass of water. 3.4 million people die each year from waterborne illness and 50% of hospital beds around the world are occupied by people with water-borne illnesses, decreasing hospital productivity.

The Solution: Drill wells and construct water distribution systems, install rain harvesting and irrigation systems. We train people in maintaining the systems and in preventing water contamination.

This Is Our Process

100% of your donation goes directly to the project of your choosing. That’s right—no overhead or hidden costs. Transparency is of the utmost importance to us. Our process of community development includes everyone involved: you, international community members, local governments, and us. Before any project, our team first assesses the location and meets with the community. Once the partnership is in place, we plan with the local government, then start fundraising for the project. After implementation, we follow up by communicating with in-country project managers, as well as project monitoring trips several times each year.