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Community Developments – The Outreach Blog2019-11-05T21:56:41+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      Water      Meet the 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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    FROM THE FIELD    DONOR STORIES   FUNDRAISERS

Meet Lumu

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

Beginners’ Luck

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

The Ripe Stuff

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

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!

M-bracing MPATs M-plementation

MPAT, or the Multi-Dimensional Poverty Assessment Tool, is the most comprehensive method to measure povertys 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.

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.

Struttin Their Stuff

Besides keeping the good going in their own backyards, the Topeka Community of Christ congregation has participated in annual fundraisers like CROP Walks.

Open House at Outreach Event Space!

Outreach is, by virtue of our focus on accountability and teamwork, a transparent organization. To truly embody this principle, we recently flung open the doors to our new Outreach Event Space in KCs Crossroads

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.

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 Augustin

Since 1994, Augustin has worked as Outreach’s in-country representative in Haiti, overseeing the effectiveness and efficiency of all the moving parts that comprise our work there.

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.

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