Charities both large and small are trying to solve the problems of water, sanitation, and economic development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Unfortunately, we don't think charity is the way to solve the problem. Instead, we believe the best way to do it is to empower ordinary people in these countries to solve the problem themselves. They don't need our charity. They don't need hand outs. Instead, they need to be empowered to solve their own problems. The best tools of empowerment are micro-finance, mentoring and training.
Our goal is to encourage sustainable economic development, especially through water and sanitation, in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. While we are organized as a non-profit, our goal is not the provision of charity. Instead, sound economics, coupled with empowerment through training and mentoring, will create sustainable development
The six dimensions of empowerment are:
#1 Local Leadership #2 Local Labor #3 Local Training #4 Local Funding #5 Micro-finance (not charitable hand outs) #6 Outside Groups Fill Funding Gaps