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Community Developments – The Outreach Blog2021-03-29T20:18:10+00:00

FEATURE ARTICLES TO TOUCH YOUR HEARTICLES

FEATURE ARTICLES TO TOUCH YOUR HEARTICLES

Every day around the world, Outreach’s community partners are working together to reach their goals and forge a sustainable path out of chronic poverty. We are honored to share their stories with you.

CATEGORIES:    From the Field      Supporter Stories
FEATURED TAGS:    Empowerment      Community-led development      Staff

Every day around the world, Outreach’s community partners are working together to reach their goals and forge a sustainable path out of chronic poverty. These are their stories.

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A Bright Idea

Community members collaborated, identified the issue, mobilized to solve it, and met with a resource agency to install solar powered street lights in the village.

Meet Krishala

As a part of our #womenwhowow series in celebration of International Women's Day, meet Krishala from Nepal!

Meet Liezl

As a part of our #womenwhowow series in celebration of International Women's Day, meet a renowned community leader from the Philippines.

Isolation Motivation

What’s easier than getting motivated? STAYING motivated! Outreach donors Brenda and Dan set up their very own 18-week “Isolation Motivation” program for a good cause!

What’s an HDF?

What's an "HDF"? Short answer: "Human Development Facilitators"! For a slightly longer answer, check out this informative blog post!

A Virtual Outreach Zoom-a-Thon!

Our friends at Shawnee Drive Community of Christ usually host a big, in-person luau each year. But this year, they hosted a virtual Zoom-A-Thon and still raised big bucks!

The Solar Express

Who knew the sun could be such a big help in bringing a reliable source of clean, safe water to a community? Partners from DR Congo, that's who.

Celebrating Augustin

Our friend Augustin, who worked as Outreach’s in-country representative in Haiti from 1994 until his recent passing, oversaw the effectiveness and efficiency of all the details of our work there.

Co-Habitation in Cambodia

Habitat for Humanity Cambodia and Outreach-affiliated community partners work together to turn houses into homes, and homes into habitats.

Meet Aurelia

Every day, Aurelia and her husband Norberto have one job: Support their family. It’s a humble goal made ambitious by the number of seats around their dinner table — seven children, and two sets of in-laws with no other sources of income.

Meet Chev

For the first few years of her life, Chev's family collected their supply of potable water from an uncovered, unfiltered communal well. The reliability of the water’s source was countered by the ongoing uncertainty of its safety.

Meet Antonio

When Antonio first began to attend Outreach-facilitated meetings in his community in the Philippines, he did so with an eye toward resolving his own personal problems.

5 Ways to Fight Poverty

More than half the world lives on less than $2 a day. It's a startling truth that can sometimes make us feel helpless. Yet poverty can and must be fought.

The System Works

Community partners in the Philippines harnessed funding from the successful partnership between Outreach and Dial from Global Handwashing Day 2016 to jumpstart a community-wide water system. We love it when a plan comes together.

The High-Water Mark

Outreach community partners in Nicaragua faced an ongoing dilemma: In order to find clean water for bathing, cooking, and cleaning, they had to travel long distances, carry heavy jugs, and eat into hours when they could be earning a living or completing other chores.

One, Tube, Three

Tube wells: Explained! Community-led implementation for community-wide benefit: Explored! Sustainable solutions to previously persistent issues: Achieved!

Get Wells Soon

How do you bring clean water to 1,800 people in DR Congo? Start with some facilitation from Outreach, and stir in planning, teamwork, dedication and a generous gift from Dial in celebration of Global Handwashing Day 2016. Spoiler: It turns out, uh, well.

Congrats, Dennis!

Our dear friend and colleague, Dennis Labayen, retired from his official capacity with Outreach at the end of last week, after serving for more than 36 years.

M-bracing MPATs M-plementation

MPAT, or the Multi-Dimensional Poverty Assessment Tool, is the most comprehensive method to measure poverty's presence in a community, then quantify and assess the results of the efforts and methods employed as all parties work toward building a stronger, more prosperous future.

This is Not a Joke

Q: Knock-knock. A: Whos there Q: Outreach. A: Outreach Who Q: Outreach Nepal, where we just expanded to bring our unique, proven approach to resolving chronic poverty to a whole new part of the world.

Speaking Voluntarily

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Outreach is proud to share a few examples of our volunteers' extraordinary grace and ingenuity. We couldn't do any of this without you! Literally! We're donor-supported!

The Ripe Stuff

You say "tomato;" partners in the Philippines say "another sustainable symbol of community-led development."

Beginners’ Luck

Tess and Badet get some goats and bring order to their lives, your life, and the nature of the universe itself.

Meet Lumu

Reaching out and making new connections with a mobile literacy class in Nepal.

Remembering Lorna

Outreach International announced today that Lorna Labayen – physician, humanitarian and most recently Outreach International Senior Field Consultant – passed away at the age of 65 on April 10, 2012 in Independence, Missouri, after succumbing to cancer.

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