The Building Blocks of Strong Communities
Food + Water + Education
Internationally, we have helped to construct nine schools in four countries, and we currently focus our efforts on installing water pumps and establishing irrigated community farms.
Acres of Land Irrigated
Water Wells Completed
Community Members Impacted
Where we work…
Currently, our primary focus country is Burkina Faso in West Africa. Burkina Faso ranks 183rd out of 188 countries on the UN Human Development Index, which ranks countries based on health, education, and standard of living. Burkina Faso is where we built our first school in partnership with buildOn, and we’ve remained committed ever since.
Sustainability is one of our Core Values, and that is why we only partner with communities that are able to identify the need, demonstrate their commitment, and are willing to put in the labor necessary to lay the groundwork.
All Sonder projects require:
- Certification of the land usage for the project’s purpose
- Equal and active participation, including attendance at meetings and volunteer work days, of both male and female community members
- A community leadership team made up of an equal number of male and female leaders
- A commitment to provide enough food from the harvest to provide at least one meal a day at the local school (community farms)
Pictures from the Field
See our programs in action!