Our History

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Our Story

In 2014, a small group of entrepreneurs came together with the goal of doing some good in the world. What started as a group of volunteers to strengthen their local community, evolved into a movement to strengthen communities across the globe.

And so we do. The Sonder Project started working internationally to promote education through a partnership with buildOn, focusing their efforts in Burkina Faso due to the low ranking in the United Nations Human Development Index. After establishing our first field office in 2017, and inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, The Sonder Project expanded our efforts to include sustainable projects that empower communities through clean water and food security, in addition to education.  In 2020, we expanded to the country of Malawi in Southeastern Africa.

Today, The Sonder Project is still focused on doing the most good we can do.  At times, this has meant taking on new initiatives, as we did in response to Hurricane Michael in 2018, which devastated our neighboring communities in the Panhandle of Florida, while still remain committed to our global partners.  We have staff in each of the countries we work with who partner directly with communities to identify essential resources that are lacking.   We then work with the community to create a sustainable plan to fill the need, and we continue to provide support as we build trust towards the next project.

The rest of the story is still being written – we hope you will join us!