Too many families are without water and proper sanitation. Too many women are exploited and without work. Too many children are unable to attend school. Too many people die because they were born into poverty. The world’s poor have been largely ignored by those with the ability to help, and too many people have given up on finding solutions for the billions of people stuck in the trap of poverty. thisvillage is a group of people who have decided that these realities are unacceptable.
We have to realize that there is no quick and easy solution to ending poverty. Bringing the world’s most vulnerable out of poverty takes time and special attention. At thisvillage, we realize that helping a community break the cycle of poverty requires collaboration and teamwork, which is why empowering locals to take ownership of their own development is an important component of our work.
We are a unique organization that works with a single village at a time. Rather than spreading ourselves thin across many communities, we focus our time, funds, energy and passion into one village at a time. We aim to work with villages to create water solutions, conduct literacy training, empower women, furnish schools, promote improved sanitation, encourage civil society participation and remove any other barriers that stand in the way of sustainable development. We believe that only when the community has been equipped with a strong foundation of poverty reduction tools can we move on. By working with one village at a time, thisvillage aims to see poverty defeated.