Fund Projects That Villages Choose



to disrupt extreme poverty in rural Africa


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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 compute your impact

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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How It Helps

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waterborne illness

-70%

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boys/girls in nursery school

+66% / 60%

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non-agricultural businesses

+100%

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girls in high school

+80%

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Featured Projects

(100% completion rate)
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Build a Nursery School fiber_new
Balakasi Village

$251 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100

Start a Goat Herd timeline
Manyumba Village (since 2016)

$198 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100

Provide Clean Water fiber_new
Balakasi Village

$2815 out of $6200

Locals Contributed: $310


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Village Stories

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.
October 16th >>
On Monday, October 16, 2017, Mlenga Village received a delivery of 40 female goats. 80 families will benefit by sharing these goats and their offspring. The timing was perfect, as the festivities occurred on Mother's Day in Malawi. Field officers Myson Jambo and Alfred Piyo were in attendance.
<< November 6th August 29th >>
In August 2017, Siyabu Village completed the school and held a ceremony to mark the occasion. Festivities included singing, dancing, and speeches. Field officer Myson Jambo was in attendance. Many children will receive early childhood education in preparation for primary school. Village X staff from the US visited the nearly-finished nursery school in June 2017 during a trip to Malawi.
<< October 16th July 5th >>
In July 2017, Namphungo Village received 40 female goats. The goats were fully vaccinated and guaranteed by the supplier to live for at least 8 months. Namphungo celebrated the occasion by singing, dancing, and distributing the goats to 80 families (2 families share each goat and the offspring after the goat is bred with a male goat in the village).
<< August 29th July 1st >>
In July 2017, Bakili Village completed its nursery school and held a ceremony to mark the occasion. Festivities included singing, dancing, and speeches. Field officers Myson Jambo and Alfred Piyo were in attendance. The school will open immediately, staffed by a local woman with good English skills and teaching experience. Many children will receive early childhood education in preparation for primary school.
<< July 5th
People Helped*

35,498

*each project benefits an entire village community
Types of Projects
Elapsed Time*

30 days

project funding to completion

*based on average, times vary depending on project type


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