What we do

In many parts of the world there are communities struggling to escape extreme poverty.

These communities often have little to no assistance from the government and a weak private sector. Traditionally, NGOs have stepped in to provide aid. While helpful at times, far too often this aid leaves populations dependent on outside directives and leadership. This dynamic of dependency fails to foster local ownership over development efforts. Communities are unable to strengthen their own capacity and left ill-equipped to manage and maintain the efforts, jeopardizing the very sustainability of those efforts.

Our Vision

We believe in a world in which the very communities living in poverty are the ones leading the fight against it; a world in which communities decide their own future and manage their own development.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support and promote a community-driven approach to development—an approach that is based on strengthening local capacity in order to improve the quality of life in marginalized communities.

Community-Driven Development

We provide assistance to community-based organizations that are sustainably improving quality of life in their communities by investing in local capacity and supporting community-led development initiatives.

Capacity-Building and Technical Assistance

We provide community-based organizations (CBOs) with capacity-building opportunities and technical assistance to help them build and scale their organizations and strengthen the capacity of local leaders.

Organizational Funding and Resources

We provide community-based organizations (CBOs) with funding and other resources to strengthen and scale their organizations and help fund community-led development projects.

Networking and Partnership Opportunities

We help community-based organizations (CBOs) identify and establish new partnerships that bring additional skills and resources to help them improve quality of life in their communities.

Our Impact in Numbers


Lives Impacted


In Grants Provided


Hours of Trainings


Community Projects


Our Partner: Rasin Devlopman

Development Without Dependency

We advocate for a more sustainable approach to doing development and supporting charitable causes.

Experiences and Best Practices

We share our experiences and best practices to help promote community-led development and advocate for development without dependency.

Tools and Resources

We serve as a hub for tools and other useful resources related to practicing and supporting community-led development. Click here to view our tools and resources.

Challenge and Promote

We teach and challenge practitioners and donors to change their approach to development and rethink how they give charitably.

Help us fight for a development that is more

sustainable and respectful.

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