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Community

Making It Work

Our organization is focused on solutions that save countless lives every year. It’s important. We need the best and brightest on our team so we can do our jobs as effectively as possible. Enabling a flexible and transparent work culture retains and nurtures talent, ensuring a better, more impactful organization.
Becky Straw
September 15, 2021
5 min read
Community

If You Build It, They Will Come

When Nate and Donita Sanderson were house hunting in Iowa for a small farm, Nate had one item on his wishlist - a whiffle ball field. So Donita made him a deal. Whatever he spent building the field, he needed to match it with donations to local and international charities.
Becky Straw
August 26, 2021
5 min read

How to Really Help in Haiti and Afghanistan

Like most of you, I am heartbroken for the many in our world who are suffering. As someone who has worked in international development for most of my career (including in Haiti before and after the 2010 earthquake), I want to share some encouraging advice on why donating money can make such an incredible difference.
Becky Straw
August 19, 2021
5 min read
Stories from the Field

More Valuable than Gold

I wish you were here. I wish I could take you by the hand, and sit you next to me on Hannah’s couch. So you can feel the warmth of her energy in person.
Becky Straw
August 18, 2021
5 min read
Stories from the Field

A Miracle Grows in Kenya

But meeting Peninah was different. The concerns for her children brought no shame, no embarrassment. Her life is difficult, but she has hope. Purpose. A simple irrigation pump is what saved her. And it’s saving her now.
Jody Landers
5 min read
Stories from the Field

Meet Joy

Joy tells the story about how she earned a job at Living Goods because she was nominated as a leader in her community, an older mother people trust.
Becky Straw
January 1, 2020
5 min read

The Story I Can't Share In Public

Meeting a woman in Liberia on the side of the road changed how Co-Founder Becky Straw thought about aid and led to the beginning of The Adventure Project. Read on to learn how.
Becky Straw
May 7, 2021
5 min read

From the Field: Malawi

Nearly half of all children in Malawi are malnourished. In our conversation with Gertrude, Program Director in Malawi, she discusses how the farming program is changing communities.
Tesi Klipsch
February 27, 2021
5 min read
How We Built This

How to Tell a Non-Story about Not Poor People

After landing a major break with a popular International News Program, Co-Founders Becky Straw and Jody Landers thought this was their big break. Then they realized the program only wanted video of poor people, and The Adventure Project moves people out of poverty and into prosperity. So the news program left, not understanding the success of the organization IS newsworthy.
Becky Straw
December 30, 2020
5 min read

Making 2020 (Donations) Count

We want to make it easy for YOU to help us fight the pandemic AND create good jobs. We’ve also just announced an incredible end-of-year match for all giving, up to $50,000, thanks to Aqua For All. So all donations from now till 2021 are doubled! Here are the ways you can take advantage of End-of-year Giving with us, from stock donations to cryptocurrency.
Staff
5 min read

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