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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dev score impact

+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.

#democracy

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.

#directgiving

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

(100% completion rate)
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Start a Mushroom Business timeline
Likoswe Village (since 2015)

$73 out of $1450

Locals Contributed: $73

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Makunula Village

$220 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100

Build a Nursery School fiber_new
Chinganji Village

$160 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100


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On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Manyumba 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. The timing was perfect a few days ahead of Easter. Field officers Myson Jambo and Alfred Piyo were in attendance.
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On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Matandala Village received 40 female goats. Over time, 80 families will share the offspring. Jean Msowoya, a young girl, held a sign that read, "Thank you ... I have my own goat now." Goats are assets that families can use to rent more land for cultivation during the rainy season or send children to school. Field officer Wedson Kondowe was in attendance.
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EZ Borehole Drillers drilled a borehole at Chantulo Village, Malawi, finishing in March 2018. The water was tested and declared clean for drinking purposes. On March 14, 2018, after letting the cement around the borehole dry and harden, the community and Village X Country Representative, Macford Chinonga, gathered to open the well.
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EZ Borehole Drillers drilled a borehole at Kela Village, Malawi, finishing in March 2018. The water was tested and declared clean for drinking purposes. On March 13, 2018, after letting the cement around the borehole dry and harden, the community and Village X Country Representative, Macford Chinonga, gathered to open the well.
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On Monday, November 6, 2017, Kazembe Village received 40 female goats. Over time, 80 families will share the offspring. Moreen Lihaka, a mother of three whose husband left 5 years ago, said "I feel strong now because in the future I will be able to support my kids for education." She added that goats are assets that she can use to rent more land for cultivation during the rainy season, improving food production for her family.
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