We're a charity that creates jobs.
HERE'S WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT
We focus on the world's greatest issues affecting people living in poverty
Then, we invest in solutions that create local jobs and save children's lives.
Cooking over open fires is one of the world's biggest - but least known - killers. Two million people die each year from breathing in toxic cooking smoke.
Stoves are made locally and sold by men and women in Port-au-Prince. Both masons and vendors earn commission for every sale. Each stove saves a family 20% of their daily expenses, because they use 50% less charcoal per day. One stove saves six trees from being turned into charcoal each year.
Every minute, three children die in the developing world because they do not have access to basic medicines - treatments that cost less than a cup of coffee.
Train local leaders to become health care agents, so they can earn a living selling over 60 products at affordable prices. Each person cares for approximately 700 people in their community, giving special attention to pregnant mothers and young children.
80% of the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa work as rural farmers. Each night, 75% of their children go hungry because they struggle to grow enough to feed their families.
12-15 million farmers in Africa would benefit from irrigation. One irrigation pump can lift a farmer and his family out of poverty and into the middle class in only one harvest. On average, each farmer grows enough to sell produce to 77 community members, and earns enough to send one child to school for the first time.
Over one-third of all wells drilled in the last twenty years are now broken - 50,000 are currently broken in Africa alone.
Training local well mechanics to fix and maintain wells is the most sustainable way to ensure wells are always working so people have access to clean water. Mechanics earn income from the communities.
You can help one person out of extreme poverty so they can serve their own community toward a safer environment, improved health, better food, or clean water.
Every $30 provides one month of job training for one person.
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