ISSUE RESOLUTION

You gotta start somewhere. For Outreach, empowering community-led groups to forge successful outcomes starts with facilitating discussions that pinpoint and prioritize actionable poverty-related issues by building a collective understanding of their root causes.

When community members understand that the issues they face as individuals are shared by their neighbors, they are able to move forward with a common cause that benefits all parties equally.

Here are some of the issues being addressed in communities around the world.

ISSUE RESOLUTION

You gotta start somewhere. For Outreach, empowering community-led groups to forge successful outcomes starts with facilitating discussions that pinpoint and prioritize actionable poverty-related issues by building a collective understanding of their root causes.

When community members understand that the issues they face as individuals are shared by their neighbors, they are able to move forward with a common cause that benefits all parties equally.

Here are some of the issues being addressed in communities around the world.

EducationEDUCATION

Accessing programs, services and resources offered by local government or private sector entities represents a level of security and reliability that can serve as the baseline for all the plans that follow. To access these things, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Difficulty obtaining government-issued ID cards to secure benefits, employment or pensions
  • Challenges in securing property rights
  • Access to banking and financial services

EnvironmentENVIRONMENT

Some issues’ roots are literal. To improve soil quality, crop yields, nutrition and household income levels, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Deforestation
  • Erosion
  • Natural disaster

SanitationSANITATION

The health of a community is directly related to a community’s health – to improve and ensure access to fundamental medical services, as well as provide information on how to achieve and maintain healthy, hygienic habits, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Ineffective waste management and disposal
  • Challenges in obtaining access to medical services and regular medical check-up
  • Family planning

NutritionNUTRITION

To improve food quality, nutritional diversity and year-round access to fuller plates at mealtimes, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Malnutrition
  • Scarcity of food during non-harvest seasonal cycles
  • Lack of access to diverse selection of fruits and vegetables

CommunityCOMMUNITY

Ensuring the fundamentals of community-led development might not be exciting, but they provide the setting, authorization and framework for all the steps that follow. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Inadequate group supplies for meetings and documentation
  • Difficulties securing appropriate meeting facilities
  • Obtaining or achieving government approval of community group’s efforts (as needed)

WaterWATER

The process of obtaining, as well as maintaining, local access to clean water is essential to a community’s health and ability to accomplish further tasks. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Lack of access to potable water
  • Insufficient sources of water
  • Poor water accessibility/ availability/ quality

GovernmentGOVERNMENT

Accessing programs, services and resources offered by local government or private sector entities represents a level of security and reliability that can serve as the baseline for all the plans that follow. To access these things, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Difficulty obtaining government-issued ID cards to secure benefits, employment or pensions
  • Challenges in securing property rights
  • Access to banking and financial services

AgricultureAGRICULTURE

Safe, efficient, modernized agricultural practices can go a long way to resolve everything from nutrition to household income. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Lack of effective irrigation
  • Low crop yields
  • Unsuccessful animal husbandry

EmploymentEMPLOYMENT

A regular, equitable paycheck goes a long way to providing a sense of security. When jobs are scarce, seasonal or require training, it can be difficult to plan ahead. To address this, community members consider underlying issues like:

  • Limited employment opportunities
  • Lack of adequate training or experience
  • Poor wages

HousingHOUSING

The fundamental comfort and safety of community members is essential to the success of their organized efforts. Additionally, ensuring homes are equipped with basic hygienic and practical necessities are important factors in providing an inclusive, dignified context for all group members’ input. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Inadequate roofing
  • Unsafe/ deteriorating roads
  • Poor drainage/ canal systems
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Education

EDUCATION

Accessing programs, services and resources offered by local government or private sector entities represents a level of security and reliability that can serve as the baseline for all the plans that follow. To access these things, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Difficulty obtaining government-issued ID cards to secure benefits, employment or pensions
  • Challenges in securing property rights
  • Access to banking and financial services
Environment

ENVIRONMENT

Some issues’ roots are literal. To improve soil quality, crop yields, nutrition and household income levels, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Deforestation
  • Erosion
  • Natural disaster
Sanitation

SANITATION

The health of a community is directly related to a community’s health – to improve and ensure access to fundamental medical services, as well as provide information on how to achieve and maintain healthy, hygienic habits, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Ineffective waste management and disposal
  • Challenges in obtaining access to medical services and regular medical check-up
  • Family planning
Nutrition

NUTRITION

To improve food quality, nutritional diversity and year-round access to fuller plates at mealtimes, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Malnutrition
  • Scarcity of food during non-harvest seasonal cycles
  • Lack of access to diverse selection of fruits and vegetables
Community

COMMUNITY

Ensuring the fundamentals of community-led development might not be exciting, but they provide the setting, authorization and framework for all the steps that follow. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Inadequate group supplies for meetings and documentation
  • Difficulties securing appropriate meeting facilities
  • Obtaining or achieving government approval of community group’s efforts (as needed)
Water

WATER

The process of obtaining, as well as maintaining, local access to clean water is essential to a community’s health and ability to accomplish further tasks. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Lack of access to potable water
  • Insufficient sources of water
  • Poor water accessibility/ availability/ quality
Government

GOVERNMENT

Accessing programs, services and resources offered by local government or private sector entities represents a level of security and reliability that can serve as the baseline for all the plans that follow. To access these things, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Difficulty obtaining government-issued ID cards to secure benefits, employment or pensions
  • Challenges in securing property rights
  • Access to banking and financial services
Agriculture

AGRICULTURE

Safe, efficient, modernized agricultural practices can go a long way to resolve everything from nutrition to household income. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Lack of effective irrigation
  • Low crop yields
  • Unsuccessful animal husbandry
Employment

EMPLOYMENT

A regular, equitable paycheck goes a long way to providing a sense of security. When jobs are scarce, seasonal or require training, it can be difficult to plan ahead. To address this, community members consider underlying issues like:

  • Limited employment opportunities
  • Lack of adequate training or experience
  • Poor wages
Housing

HOUSING

The fundamental comfort and safety of community members is essential to the success of their organized efforts. Additionally, ensuring homes are equipped with basic hygienic and practical necessities are important factors in providing an inclusive, dignified context for all group members’ input. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Inadequate roofing
  • Unsafe/ deteriorating roads
  • Poor drainage/ canal systems
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EDUCATION

Getting an education demands more than good attendance. Community members address underlying issues like:

  • Inability to access school supplies
  • Unaffordable tuition fees
  • Poor or unsafe conditions of classrooms and schoolhouses
Issues Education Haiti
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Issues Education Philippines
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ENVIRONMENT

Some issues’ roots are literal. To improve soil quality, crop yields, nutrition and household income levels, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Deforestation
  • Erosion
  • Natural disaster
Issues | Environment
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Issues | Environment
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SANITATION

The health of a community is directly related to a community’s health – to improve and ensure access to fundamental medical services, as well as provide information on how to achieve and maintain healthy, hygienic habits, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Ineffective waste management and disposal
  • Challenges in obtaining access to medical services and regular medical check-ups
  • Family planning
Sanitation
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Sanitation
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NUTRITION

To improve food quality, nutritional diversity and year-round access to fuller plates at mealtimes, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Malnutrition
  • Scarcity of food during non-harvest seasonal cycles
  • Lack of access to diverse selection of fruits and vegetables
Nutrition - Bolivian woman in garden
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Nutrition - Family in Philippines eating dinner
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COMMUNITY

Ensuring the fundamentals of community-led development might not be exciting, but they provide the setting, authorization and framework for all the steps that follow. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Inadequate group supplies for meetings and documentation
  • Difficulties securing appropriate meeting facilities
  • Obtaining or achieving government approval of community group’s efforts (as needed)
Community Group meeting in Nepal
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Community group meeting in Bolivia
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WATER

The process of obtaining, as well as maintaining, local access to clean water is essential to a community’s health and ability to accomplish further tasks. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Lack of access to potable water
  • Insufficient sources of water
  • Poor water accessibility/ availability/ quality
Child in Philippines drinking water
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Community celebrating new water source
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GOVERNMENT

Accessing programs, services and resources offered by local government or private sector entities represents a level of security and reliability that can serve as the baseline for all the plans that follow. To access these things, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Difficulty obtaining government-issued ID cards to secure benefits, employment or pensions
  • Challenges in securing property rights
  • Access to banking and financial services
Family in Philippines
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Small Business

AGRICULTURE

Safe, efficient, modernized agricultural practices can go a long way to resolve everything from nutrition to household income. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Lack of effective irrigation
  • Low crop yields
  • Unsuccessful animal husbandry
Agriculture - Indian woman with her water buffalo
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Agriculture - woman watering her garden
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EMPLOYMENT

A regular, equitable paycheck goes a long way to providing a sense of security. When jobs are scarce, seasonal or require training, it can be difficult to plan ahead. To address this, community members consider underlying issues like:

  • Limited employment opportunities
  • Lack of adequate training or experience
  • Poor wages
Employment - Small Business owner in Nicaragua
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Employment - Small business
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HOUSING

The fundamental comfort and safety of community members is essential to the success of their organized efforts. Additionally, ensuring homes are equipped with basic hygienic and practical necessities are important factors in providing an inclusive, dignified context for all group members’ input. To achieve this, community members address underlying issues like:

  • Inadequate roofing
  • Unsafe/ deteriorating roads
  • Poor drainage/ canal systems
Housing - Family sitting in front of house
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Housing - building in Nicaragua
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Do What Needs Doing

We resolve issues where they reside, which is why we work directly with communities to identify and prioritize their most pressing needs, then mobilize to get the job done. Go where the action is — see where we work.

Do What Needs Doing

We resolve issues where they reside, which is why we work directly with communities to identify and prioritize their most pressing needs, then mobilize to get the job done. Go where the action is — see where we work.

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Issues Community

When our community members first begin the Participatory Human Development Process (PHDP) to address the poverty-related issues affecting their lives, organization and clarity of purpose are crucial components to connect members’ collective knowledge with the understanding built through successful partnerships and sustainable outcomes.

The process of individual group members articulating their respective challenges naturally lends itself to a broader overall understanding of a given issue’s root causes. For example, a lack of educational opportunities might explain widespread illiteracy, but through group consideration and discussion, this might not be the only contributing factor: Poor roads necessitate paid transportation, which exceeds the budgets of most families, which itself relates to inadequate means of income generation in a community, which can point to poor agricultural practices, the need for a local marketplace so farmers can sell more crops, inadequate irrigation due to poor water quality, and so on.

Collectively discovering and prioritizing issues streamlines and strengthens all the plans that follow, and serves as a vehicle through which members find that their respective issues are shared by their neighbors, and that no one need face their challenges alone.

PHDP IN-DEPTH

When our community members first begin the Participatory Human Development Process (PHDP) to address the poverty-related issues affecting their lives, organization and clarity of purpose are crucial components to connect members’ collective knowledge with the understanding built through successful partnerships and sustainable outcomes.

The process of individual group members articulating their respective challenges naturally lends itself to a broader overall understanding of a given issue’s root causes. For example, a lack of educational opportunities might explain widespread illiteracy, but through group consideration and discussion, this might not be the only contributing factor: Poor roads necessitate paid transportation, which exceeds the budgets of most families, which itself relates to inadequate means of income generation in a community, which can point to poor agricultural practices, the need for a local marketplace so farmers can sell more crops, inadequate irrigation due to poor water quality, and so on.

Collectively discovering and prioritizing issues streamlines and strengthens all the plans that follow, and serves as a vehicle through which members find that their respective issues are shared by their neighbors, and that no one need face their challenges alone.

PHDP IN-DEPTH