How We Work
We’re not your typical charity. For a reason.
Prior to starting TAP, our co-founder and CEO, Becky Straw, was working in the water sector, bringing clean water people in developing countries. However, two things bugged her:
Thousands of charities were drilling wells, yet over a third of wells in Africa are currently broken (Yes. Over. One-Third!).
Everywhere she went people kept saying, “Thanks for the well, but I’m wondering if you’re hiring?”
Enter Becky’s aha moment: instead of drilling more wells, why don’t we start an organization dedicated to training people locally to get a job maintaining them? We’d be supporting “ventures that add something positive to the world” (get it?) So The Adventure Project was born.
No surprises here. But working, works. Over the last 8 years we’ve seen that when people are hired they buy more food for their families, send their kids to school and serve their communities. Thanks to thousands of incredible supporters who have joined us, we have hired over 1,600 people in six countries. Together those entrepreneurs serve over 1.3M people every day. From well mechanics who fix broken wells, to health care workers who treat pregnant moms - the jobs we create are transforming communities and strengthening economies.