The problems associated with extreme poverty can seem overwhelming. You may not be able to change the whole world, but you can change lives in one village. By partnering with World Concern's One Village Transformed campaign, you will walk alongside families in an impoverished village—bringing long-term change to a desperate situation. Taking a holistic approach to community development, together, we'll bring clean water, sanitation, better health, education and opportunities to earn income to a poor village. This is not a band-aid. This is lasting change—empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty and change the future.
How We Help
Working with leaders and community members, we help identify the specific needs of the village. Although each village is unique, some of the most critical needs in the areas where we work include:
1. Clean Water
Access to clean water is a top priority, and it is vital to the health and survival of families. Building wells, latrines, and teaching hygiene skills is the first step in improving the health of children and families.
Many villages where we work don't have a school, and children walk for miles to the nearest school, or the school is inadequate. Classes are often held outdoors, under a tree for shade. Most families cannot afford even small school fees or uniforms for their children. Knowing that education is the key to a better future for poor children, we focus on improving access so they can attend school regularly, close to home.
3. Income opportunities & Food Security
In most rural villages, families depend on farming or animal herding for survival. Drought, flooding and disasters can severely affect food security, and parents struggle to feed their children. You'll help provide business opportunities, training and financial services to establish reliable sources of income. We also provide training, tools and seeds for improved, sustainable farming techniques. As these changes occur and vital needs are met, you'll see hope grow on the faces of the people in this village. You'll watch and take part in the transformation, knowing lives are being improved in lasting ways.
- Dak Din, Laos
- Dak Euy, Laos
- Dak Noi, Laos
- Lietnhom, South Sudan
- Olkinyei, Kenya
- Harako, Chad