There is no “one size fits all” approach to poverty alleviation. Every community brings a unique vision, set of challenges, and ideas to the conversation. In order to create sustainable solutions to poverty alleviation, our programs must reflect that diversity.
Our holistic approach to poverty alleviation has been shaped by actively listening to our partner communities. Through these relationships, we have learned how harmful stereotypes about poverty, specifically poverty on continental Africa, have created a system of international development that undermines local leaders, resources, and skill sets.
We’re changing that.
Our partner communities know best what they need to create sustainable change. Through our community-led approach, we follow the lead of our partners and work together with a community’s trusted leaders to identify and help dismantle the challenges they face, so their community’s vision can be realized. In-country decision making, programming, monitoring and evaluation ensure that the work we invest in is driven by the communities themselves.