We work to alleviate poverty in developing countries through sustainable clean water and education programs. Our expedition model for families and youth builds connections and changes participants lives. We focus on a model of self-reliance that blesses those giving and those receiving.
Family Humanitarian (we) solves this problem by providing lifetime access to clean water for entire communities in the most remote villages in the world through a combination of cost effective and efficient boreholes and in-home water filters. We can drill a life-saving borehole for about 75% less cost than most other NGO’s, allowing us to provide this most basic necessity for literally pennies per person.
Educating one child ultimately changes the lives of hundreds more. We look for communities that have demonstrated a commitment toward education and have made the appropriate sacrifices to ensure their children receive this great gift. When communities have proven their ability to successfully and sustainably provide instruction but lack an appropriate structure, they become candidates for new school construction which is often a requirement of the government to allow children to continue their education through upper primary school and beyond.
We provide a fishing pole and then teach people how to fish. We ask questions and have villagers and expeditioners think through problems and solutions for themselves by asking questions and having in-country directors. Through ‘shadow leadership’, we set locals up to be teachers and leaders in their own communities, rather than producing reliance on Family Humanitarian.