• 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.
  • Beans are one of the only foods so hearty, healthy, versatile and varied that they feature prominently in both folklore and song. A bag of beans provides a family with a steady supply of meal options in a large enough quantity to try ‘em all.
  • On or off the cob, corn is up for anything. A hearty staple on its own, and an able ingredient for a cornucopia of healthy meals, corn is as easy to enjoy as it is to plant, cultivate and sell at market. One bag of corn goes the distance for families – filling tummies when served as ably as it fills fields when planted.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Healthy habits and clean routines are pretty important these days. A supply of soap keeps all the hands in a family nice n’ clean, and helps keep every other part nice n’ healthy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Determination can go pretty far, but it goes farther when it’s on a motorbike. Help Outreach facilitators bring empowerment to communities’ doorsteps while respecting the safety regulations of their local governments and protecting the health of our partners. Everyone on your Zoom call agrees: You can cover a lot more ground in person, and people can cover a lot more ground on a motorbike.
  • How are local leaders maintaining and sustaining community momentum in a COVID-complicated world? While some of their work continues unchanged, much of it has moved online. Provide a community with a smartphone, laptop, and printer, and help them stay connected with the electronic essentials to keep the good going, no matter the distance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • Aprons provide a practical buffer between chefs and the unpredictability of kitchen life. Outreach has a similar function in the lives of our partners – protecting against hazards, and empowering gifted hands’ great work. The Outreach Apron achieves these things and more – specifically, it includes an International Recipe Card that features delicious dishes three recipes, one from each continent where Outreach works! There’s no such thing as too many cooks in Outreach’s kitchen.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.