The Building Blocks of Strong Communities
Food + Water + Education
Globally, we help to build schools, install water pumps, and establish irrigated community farms.
Water pumps Installed
Irrigated Farms Established
Community Members Impacted
Where we work…
Burkina Faso is one of the most culturally rich countries in the world but has struggled economically as a result of geography, climate change, and terrorism. According to the UN Human Development Index, Burkina Faso ranks 183rd out of 188 countries. We built our first school in Burkina Faso, and we’ve remained committed ever since.
We are expanding our operations to Malawi in 2020! We are not new to Malawi, as it is where we’ve built one of our schools, but this will be the first time we have a team on the ground. Often referred to as the “warm heart of Africa”, spend a week amongst the people there and you will know where the name comes from. Unfortunately, the population has suffered as a result of the AIDS epidemic, climate change, and poverty. Malawi ranks 171 out of 188 on the UN Human Development Index.
We work with communities as partners to identify challenges and define solutions. We maintain a holistic approach to ensure our impact in one area is not limited by a barrier elsewhere. For example, many of our wells are built in close proximity to schools, so students have clean water to drink and are not kept out of school for unnecessary illnesses. We require equal leadership from men and women in all project committees. In all that we do, we focus on sustainability to ensure our efforts are lasting and in the best interest of the community.
All Sonder Projects Require
- Community engagement
- Certification of the land usage for the
- Community contributions of available local materials and manual labor
- Equal and active participation of both male and female community members
- Community leadership made up of an equal number of male and female leaders
Pictures from the Field
See our programs in action!