Core WE Villages model
Empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty.
Education The best way to set children up for success and break the cycle of poverty is through education. When children are educated, they are armed with the courage and self-confidence to better themselves and their families, their communities and the next generation.
Water Improving access to clean water is one of the most crucial and quickest ways to lift a community out of poverty. It reduces illness, allows girls to go to school instead of bearing the responsibility of fetching their family’s water and leads to better agriculture and access to food.
At its core, WE Villages is a platform that enables local communities to lift themselves out of poverty through sustainable development.
It’s vertically integrated To increase efficiencies, maximize transparency and control the delivery of our Pillars of Impact, WE oversees every step in the process, from securing donations, to project implementation and reporting back to stakeholders. It’s holistic We work through five key development pillars— Education, Water, Health, Food and Economic Opportunity—which provide solutions that support and amplify each other. It’s led by the community We only work in communities to which we’ve been invited. Community members are our partners in implementing programs every step of the way. It’s sustainable With every project we introduce in the village, we ensure the right systems are in place to ensure their ongoing management and sustainability once we exit. We help community members develop the skills, strategies and infrastructure to take charge of their future and maintain long-term change.
Health Families who have access to health care can run farms, keep their families fed and their children in school. They can pull themselves out of the grip of chronic illness, and eventually out of poverty.
Opportunity By providing parents, and especially mothers, with resources to generate sustainable sources of income, we reduce the pressure on children to financially contribute, develop a sustainable financial model for the community and help families invest in their future.
Food Our projects promote food security and improve access to agriculture. Community farms, school gardens and kitchen gardens all help ensure that communities have consistent access to healthy foods, as well as a surplus of crops to sell in the local market, leading to improved economic opportunities.
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