Related Projects: Building Sustainable Communities in the Dominican Republic
In communities where residents spend 90% of their income on food, aquaponic food production systems provide a means for producing large amounts of organic food, at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of traditional farming. Local bateys also suffer from a severe lack of clean drinking water, so providing access to clean water filters through community distribution can dramatically improve public health and sanitation.
Dream Big Ghana
Related Projects: Supporting Sanitation & Community Health in Ghana
Building eco compost toilets for use in rural fishing communities is an effort whose benefit to local health is twofold: Beyond helping to improve sanitation, they also generate a high quality fertilizer that enhances crop yields.
Global Service Partnerships Foundation
Related Projects: Promoting Literacy and Student Success at Belize’s Primary Schools
The GSP Foundation underscores that sustainability is at the core of their efforts to provide greater access to educational opportunities for children in Belize. GSP strives to address the roots of educational challenges, including learning and literacy both inside and outside the classroom, and cultivate relationships directly with school and village leaders.
Related Projects: Shifting to Ecological Farming in the Costa Rican Cloud Forest
Transitioning small coffee farms from conventional to organic production leads to mitigation of local health issues, protection of the environment and long-term economic benefits to growers and their communities.
NAKA Elephant Foundation
NAKA Elephant Foundation is rallies public awareness and action, in Thailand and abroad, toward the threats facing Asian wild and captive elephants. NAKA’s team includes experts from around the world who link with field workers throughout the continent to provide continual funding and education of mahouts and tourism operators.
Narayan Seva Children’s Home
Related Projects: Providing Bali’s Children with Education and a Sustainable Home
Many Balinese families survive on limited earnings of only $15 a month, which prevents them from being able to provide many basic necessities. Narayan Seva was founded in 2004 as a school for Balinese children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Today, Narayan Seva operates a combined education center and children’s home, housing and educating over 85 children and providing them with food, clothing, shelter and healthcare.
Related Projects: Contributing to Community Needs and Sustainability in Fiji
Securing a fresh water supply for all 27 villages in this region is a goal achievable only through sustainable development and local education. Projects vary from building water catchment systems to introducing drought-resistant crops and implementing local water management committees.