Fund Projects That Villages Choose
because everyone deserves democracy and development


meet the villages
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people helped

42,145

in Malawi, Africa

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+138%

from 2014 to 2017

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cost per person

$1.08

per year

Fund Projects That Villages Choose

because everyone deserves democracy and development

Nearly 400 million people (and growing) live in extreme poverty in rural Africa. We're changing that with a model that celebrates village democracy, direct giving, and data analysis.

How It Works

Villages choose projects

Search the projects page or interactive map for tenacious villages battling extreme poverty in rural Africa. Find a village-led development project that speaks to you.

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You help fund them

Make a donation directly to a rural village that not only identifies local solutions to its biggest problems, but also contributes labor, materials, and, importantly, cash.

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We send you updates

Enjoy email updates with pictures and data from the field providing a vivid accounting of how your donations change development outcomes for rural Africans.

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Featured Projects

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Build a Nursery School fiber_new
Chinganji Village

$428 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100

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Makunula Village

$220 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100

Grow More Food timeline
Chikumbu Village (since 2015)

$100 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100


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Our local partner EZ Borehole drilled a deep water well at Balakasi Village, Malawi, starting and finishing in early October 2018. The water was tested and declared clean for drinking purposes. On October 19, 2018, after letting the cement around the borehole dry and harden, the community gathered to open the well. Village X Field Officers Myson Jambo, Alfred Piyo, and Bernard Dickson were in attedance to celebrate with Balakasi.
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On October 19, 2018, Balakasi Village completed the nursery school and held a ceremony to mark the occasion. Festivities included singing, dancing, and speeches. Field officers Myson Jambo, Alfred Piyo, and Bernard Dickson were in attendance. Many children will receive early childhood education in preparation for primary school. The community also annouced that, every Friday afternoon, the school will host a mobile clinic to provide vaccinations, weight checks, and counseling to children under the age of 5.
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On Thursday, September 6, 2018, Mpochera Village received 40 female goats. Over time, 80 families will share the offspring. Goats are assets that families can use to rent more land for cultivation during the rainy season or send children to school. Field officers Myson Jambo, Alfred Piyo, and Bernard Dickson were in attendance.
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On Monday, September 4, 2018, Chikumbu Village held a ceremony to mark the opening of its new nursery school. The occasion also celebrated students graduating from Chikumbu's previous nursery program, which provided instruction under makeshift grass structures erected outside the chief's house. Festivities held on Monday included singing, dancing, and speeches. Field officers Myson Jambo and Bernard Dickson were in attendance. Thanks to our generous donors, many more children will receive early childhood education in preparation for primary school. Enrollment has already doubled from 50 to 100 learners!
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On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Jemus Village completed the school and held a ceremony to mark the occasion. Festivities included singing, dancing, and speeches. Field officers Myson Jambo and Macford Chinonga were in attendance. Many children will receive early childhood education in preparation for primary school. The new school is a vast improvement over the dark, mud and thatch structure previously used by the village for nursery education.
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