WE EMPOWER FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE GLOBE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE HUMANITARIAN SERVICE PROGRAMS

We work to alleviate poverty in developing countries through sustainable clean water and education programs and to alleviate first world poverty through expeditions for families and youth that expand the mind and enlarge the heart.  We focus on training and self-reliance, allowing both families serving and those being served to lift themselves out of poverty as active participants in the problem solving process.

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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.
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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.
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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.

Water is the most basic of human necessities and because no examples exist of communities that have eliminated poverty without first solving their scarce and contaminated water issues, a clean water program is the foundation of our model.  With a clean water source established, other programs are possible and prosperity can begin to take hold.

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Water is the most basic of human necessities and because no examples exist of communities that have eliminated poverty without first solving their scarce and contaminated water issues, a clean water program is the foundation of our model.  With a clean water source established, other programs are possible and prosperity can begin to take hold.

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Once this basic need has been sustainably addressed, we can then in that same community concentrate on the area that is the most powerful and effective tool for lifting people out of poverty – education.  While education often means formal schooling, it also includes programs that improve health and malnutrition, increase economic independence, and foster self-reliance.

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TOTAL EXPEDITIONS
26
TOTAL EXPEDITIONERS
950
Clean water for life provided to
27
LIVES IMPACTED
100
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