• Create the Ripple Effect.'The Outreach Process is our proven, effective approach to resolving poverty through community involvement, individual empowerment, and sustainable methods for continued success. Our staff works closely to develop communities and build partnerships between neighbors, ensuring your gifts are more than just another handout.
  • Do Good. Do Well. Life without clean water is shorter and more stressful. The addition of a water well in a community is as life-changing as it is lifesaving. It returns trust to simple acts such as drinking, cooking, and bathing, eliminating the specter of waterborne disease lurking in every drop. Without a well nearby, community members spend hours each day walking long distances, waiting in long lines, carrying heavy containers, and boiling every drop, instead of working to earn a living or focusing on addressing other needs present in their lives. Add a well, and watch the rising tide lift all boats' more time every day to earn income, do household chores, raise families, and relax at the end of it all with a well-earned glass of refreshment.
  • Make Classy Kids Classier. You want enduring solutions to global poverty? Start early. Fund a classroom and give kids the best shot at a better tomorrow by making the pursuit of knowledge a lifelong habit.
  • A hammermill offers an ever-present, local means of pulverizing raw materials like maize and cassava beans into ready-to-use ingredients for every meal. Since many children spend their days helping their families by lugging heavy bags to larger mills located in far-off locales instead of attending school regularly, a neighborhood hammermill serves up yummier, more nutritious meals, as well as more time for everyone to tackle all the other things on their plates.
  • Create the Ripple Effect. The Outreach Process is our proven, effective approach to resolving poverty through community involvement, individual empowerment, and sustainable methods for continued success. Our field staff works closely to develop communities and build partnerships between neighbors, ensuring your gifts are more than just another handout.
  • Hallowed Hauls. Behind the yoke, the power is intoxicating: Water buffalo are strong, reliable, resilient, and their emissions are clean-burning, which is a non-gross way of saying their dung can be dried and used as fuel. Want it moved, plowed, or fertilized' Boy, oh boy, do we have just the thing for you! (Get some gloves.)
  • Reading, Writing, Regular Meals.Passing notes, watching the clock, doodling in margins' school has enough distractions. Hunger shouldn't be another one. Provide students with three nutritious meals daily, and give them the energy they need to succeed in their studies and get the most out of every recess.
  • Plow-er Power. There's no need to burden beasts. A water buffalo can accomplish only so much on its own, but yokes and plows make these buddies into 'sustainabili-buddies,' both alone and in pairs.
  • Student Bodies. Most kids giddily splash around in mud puddles and engage in contests to determine by taste who among them has the dirtiest hands. We can't blame them for their enthusiasm, but we can educate them on the steps they can take to wash up for their own well-being. There's nothing wrong with a lot of good, clean fun, either.
  • Cow

    $490
    Have a Cow, Man.'Everyone knows what cows do: Milk? Check. Beef? You bet. Fertilizer' You're already standing in it. Even without the mark of a hot iron, cows have truly excellent branding.
  • Ox

    $333
    Ollie, Ollie. When our community partners in dry climates need help with routine heavy labor and a source of reliable fertilizer, they get an ox, and they get to work. Oxen are so casually helpful that with every step, they're capable of tilling a field, moving heavy equipment, or taxiing locals, all while the ox thinks it's out for a pleasant stroll. Win-win!
  • Waste no more. A dignified, private place to use the restroom offers more than mere relief; it's also a hygienic refuge from catching or spreading serious diseases. Take a seat, make a splash, and feel the flush!
  • Rainmakers. Treadle pumps are a perfect solution for farmers who lack access to mechanical means of watering their thirsty crops. As a bonus, with their hands free, those operating the pump can share a morale-boosting 'thumbs-up' with a partner whenever the need arises.
  • Keep animals cozy, dry, and safe, so their owners can keep them happy, healthy, and profitable. It's not just an animal house, it's an animal home.
  • Let's Plants. Gardening might seem like a solitary affair, but it's really a partnership between a person and a plant. Some vegetables and herbs need a little extra attention when it comes to maintaining their climate. A greenhouse helps coax them from seed to bloom to a healthy new component of every meal.
  • As the superhighway between your head and your heart, your neck occupies an important spot on your body. It's the reason you're able to consider Outreach's mission, then finding yourself so inspired by our data-driven developmental supremacy that you decide to become a supporter! Just as untold waves slowly transformed angles into curves, Outreach's work with our community partners steadily contours lives to reshape hopes into plans, plans into goals, and goals into triumphs. Honor your own role in transforming communities around the world while also adding a burst of color to all your local outfits!
  • Stuff the Stable Stuff the Stable
    Our cuddliest offering ever! Get Gracie the Goat, Carrie the Cow, Pedro the Pig and Champ the Chicken in one fell swoop with this one swell coop! It's figuratively bursting at the seams with sweetness! (The animals' actual seams are professionally sewn.)
  • Motivate the motivators. Not that teachers are in it for the money, but with so many empowering to-dos on everyone's lists, it's important that all time is time well spent. Teachers provide a comforting, trusting atmosphere for students-of-a-certain-age to build confidence and skills as they students their curiosity, and work toward a future where they can put their knowledge to use and teach the next generation.
  • The only thing more sustainable than Outreach's brand of empowerment is solar power (we're working hard to reach the #1 spot, though). Combine the best of both worlds with a solar panel for community water tanks! A storage tank equipped with a solar-powered pump and a battery to store extra juice for rainy days means that instead of a centralized well serving lots of people, water can be distributed throughout a community, and partners can enjoy their own hyper-local access points, rain or shine.
  • The High-Water Mark. In parts of the world without easy access to clean water, residents face the daily dilemma of how to collect water from shallow springs, which can be a frustrating, interminable ordeal. Hand pumps, constructed from a few simple, affordable components, provide an efficient, refreshing solution that saves time, energy, and lives. We'll drink to that!
  • Handcrafted.'Locally sourced. Fair-trade. Artisanal. Made from sustainable resources. Reusable. Biodegradable. This bag tells the world, "When it comes to social consciousness, I'm a Jedi." Please note that your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $10.50.
  • Twice the Goats, Twice the Fun. Goats! Besides providing nourishing milk and lusty fertilizer, it's just nice to have goats around for atmosphere. Two goats mean they can entertain each other in between offering twice the benefit of just one lonely goat moping around.
  • Handcrafted. With your donation of $125, you'll receive this scarf. More stylish and versatile than the pocket squares we use as 'boo-hoo scarves' to dab away tears, the Boho Scarf was designed and created by local artisans in India, infused with rich color and bold textures. You'll be all smiles when you think about how much you're making the world a better place! Please note that your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $11.
  • Plates and forks and stoves, oh my! Parents prepare hot meals on smokeless stoves, kids avoid the respiratory and vision issues associated with exposure to smoke, and everyone gets a place at the table to enjoy one another's company. Dig in!
  • Pretty In Pink! Three gifts in one! From their curly tails to their twitchy noses, pigs are uniquely suited to providing barnyard benefit. They represent a cost-neutral source of fertilizer, as well as an ever-fattening value at market. They're so ingenious, they even found a use for all that mud that would otherwise go to waste.
  • Farmer Fund-amentals. Agricultural practices evolved over thousands of years, so new farmers have some catching up to do. Forget about teaching a person to fish—teach people to farm, and you'll equip them with valuable skills, as well as giving us a more expansive metaphor for sustainable success we can use in our future marketing materials!
  • No, not a "care package" for animals, mailing a batch of cookies to beasts of burden from back home—an "animal care" package, for people! This year, provide a suite of vaccines, wellness clinics and thorough instruction for new animal owners to help them best care for their animals. If the animals are well-behaved, they might get some cookies, but we're not promising anything.
  • Use the (Work) Force. Empower women, men, and parents to apply their skills, labor, and ingenuity to earn a living and build a career. Specialization in a given trade or field means business owners can command a fair rate for their goods or services, and patrons can meet their own farming, business, or household needs more effectively.
  • Stay Classy, Kids. Want enduring solutions to global poverty? Start young. Fund a classroom, and give kids the best shot at a better tomorrow by making the critical thinking skills and the pursuit of knowledge a lifelong habit.
  • With your donation of $100, you'll receive this handcrafted shesham wooden puzzle was made by local artisans in India. It is the perfect coffee table game to keep your children and grandchildren engaged and entertained, which we're sure will come as a relief. Please note that your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $23.
  • Tool Time! Help a family literally put a roof over their heads, build stronger foundations, and see things in a new light with the addition of a short-term home-improvement loan to empower residents—repairs and the addition of modern amenities such as electricity or plumbing. With enough care, every house feels like home.
  • Equal Education. Take any kid, suit 'em up in a school uniform, toss in a backpack full of books, notebooks, pencils, and other supplies, and presto, they're all set for a fruitful day at school, whether they like it or not.