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    Healthy habits and clean routines are pretty important, these days. Get your very own bar of Outreach’s Hope Soap, a cinnamon-scented, bubbly reminder of your role in the health and happiness of our partners, and all the other stuff that keeps everyone feeling so great. Each bar of Hope Soap comes in a small cotton Outreach gift bag, which is the perfect size to hold jewelry, Scrabble tiles, knick-knacks, and the collective hopes for the bright future we all share.
  • 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.
  • A SPROUT community is a truly special place. It’s where local leaders from an established Outreach-affiliated community share their expertise with neighboring communities, facilitating the same community-led development they’ve learned and earned with a whole new audience. Funding a SPROUT community for a year is an efficient, low-cost, organic way to spread Outreach’s work, and an incredible way for those who have benefitted from facilitation to maximize its impact.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A salad with only one ingredient isn't a 'salad,' it's an 'ingredient.' Provide a variety of seeds for our partners' gardens, and you'll provide an agricultural buffer against potential pests, inhospitable weather, and a greater earning income at market after harvest time. Around the table, you'll ensure that families' diets are more varied and nutritious, and that every meal is as filling as it is fulfilling.
  • Fill 'er Up. It's hard to improve on the bucket. A time-tested means of conveyance, it remains the most sensible, effective means to transport most liquids and many solids. With water collection such a central part of daily life in Outreach-affiliated communities, buckets are on every list.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Look, there on the ground! It's a basin! It's a dispenser! It's a—jar? Sure, why not? Whatever you call it, the function and benefits are the same for our partners: A trustworthy, in-home, refillable means of storing and dispensing clean water that keeps contaminants out while saving time and effort. Plus, it sort of looks like a nose, which is fun.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Thanks to the innovative determination of a number of women in Outreach-affiliated communities, addressing basic healthcare needs no longer demands a long trip to a distant clinic and a stack of unexpected expenses. Visiting mobile clinics are an affordable, convenient, professional way for women of all ages to get well, stay safe, and feel great. From screenings to checkups to all the treatments in between, visiting nurses and doctors ensure that patients avoid preventable issues, lead longer, healthier lives, and are treated as equals, not numbers.
  • Show and Tell. Thrill to the ethical adventures of Guarda the Motmot Bird and his vibrantly colored set of ani-pals as they team up to save each other's homes from scary storms in Outreach's own beautifully illustrated children's book! Find a kid you love, cuddle close, and enjoy the same sort of happy ending toward which we all strive, through our support for our community partners.