• What’s the only essential element of community-led development? Leadership! Okay, and also a community too, but the local leaders thing is our organizing principle. Doing our best means knowing the most, and the more people who know the particulars, the more we can do together. Equip and inform local leaders with basic values, knowledge and skills in problem-solving, organizational development and management.
  • Duck, Duck, Choose. In an uncertain world, you can count on ducks. They're here to help! As self-starters, they give eggs regularly and without complaint, and their fastidious nature minimizes upkeep costs. They hold up their end of the arrangement. Any incidental costs? Just put it on their bill.
  • 3 Ducks Donita Duck
    Real ducks are too busy for cuddles, but Donita’s mastered the balance between business and pleasure. She’s 6” of plush, cuddly efficiency, happy to work overtime whenever you feel like adding more hugs to her to-do list.
  • Full Tummies, Hungry Minds. 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.
  • Have a Rice Day. A bag of rice can be the only thing that separates a family from an empty pantry during seasonal stretches between harvests. Help minimize the worry, stress, and negative health effects of chronic hunger, keep our partners healthy, and allow for the simple pleasure of families gathering to share a meal each day.
  • 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.)
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  • The best ribbon one can win? Blue. Best medal? Gold. Best planet? Earth. Best ornament for your tree? These, celebrating the work we do together all over the world, and the resplendent twinkle that reflects all the beautiful people looking on, eyes bright with wonder. Just like your tree, the good stuff we create together is evergreen.
  • Saved by the Bell. 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.
  • Goat Houses Keep Goats from Feeling Baa-d. Everyone loves goats for their gentle, curious nature and sweet widdle faces. We love goats because they're so gosh-darned sensible: Their modest appetites, high output of nutritious milk and nutrient-packed fertilizer, and their self-governing social structure means when a goat's around, everyone feels a little bit better.
  • NEW! Share of a Cow + Carrie the Cow NEW! Share of a Cow + Carrie the Cow
    The best bargain in the barnyard is this bovine bonanza: A share of a cow, and a cow to share! Real cows provide hauling power, fertilizer, meat, milk and an increased level of income, Carrie the stuffed cow provides comfort, delight, squeezability and giggles, and you provide a sensible, charitable example for everyone to follow.
  • Life can get complicated, and expensive, without warning. A community-managed, low-interest, multi-purpose loan provides households with a buoy, and protects them from sharks, until they can get back on their feet.
  • The Gifts that Keep on Goating!'Everyone loves goats for their gentle, curious nature and sweet widdle faces. We love goats because they're so gosh-darned sensible: Their modest appetites, high output of wholesome milk and nutrient-packed fertilizer, and their self-governing social structure mean when a goat's around, everyone feels a little bit better.
  • 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 water-borne 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.
  • Garden of Eatin'. A vegetable garden is a great introduction to the concept of sustainability. And after investing the time and effort to plant, nurture, and harvest everything, it's also a great way to make eating your veggies feel like hoisting a trophy and tasting victory.
  • Handcrafted. With your donation of $75, you'll receive 12 stylishly stacked bangles to add some texture and flair to any look. Everyone agrees: you should have more bracelets, and they should be Fair-Trade Certified. When people compliment you on these, you can say, 'They're made from environmentally friendly mixed materials in rural India,' and garner yet more admiration. Please note that your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $10.50.
  • Goat + Gracie the Goat Goat + Gracie the Goat
    The Gifts that Keep on Goating! Finally, a goat that will let you nuzzle it as much as you want! Real goats have work to do. Gracie the Goat's only mission is to provide unlimited cuddle privileges. She's as selfless as an Outreach supporter—specifically, an Outreach supporter who orders a goat from our catalog and gets Gracie as a free gift. This purchase includes a plush toy goat named Gracie, who measures 6" tall from hoof to head.
  • Water sources vary between communities and climates, but many of our partners' access points are distant wells or basins fed by snow-capped hills and mountains above, which can pick up detritus on its way downhill. A filter provides more protection against harmful contaminants, and another way to keep everyone healthy for the empowerment ahead.
  • When it’s time for communities to meet, they need more than a shady spot to sit. Equip local leaders and Outreach facilitators with paper, markers, tape and an easel, and give them, and every other community member a way to share ideas, take notes, and make plans wherever they go.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.'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.
  • While it is surprisingly affordable for farmers in Outreach-affiliated communities to establish their own organic farms, the sustainable benefits of additional income and improved nutritional diversity for families is pretty much exactly what you’d expect: Terrific. Help local farmers plant the seeds of their own success with a low-interest, community-managed loan to cover startup costs, and they’ll do the rest.
  • 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!