Hurricane Dorian Response

 Dear Sonder Supporters, In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, our thoughts and prayers go out to the people impacted – especially those in the Bahamas and along the East Coast. The road to recovery is long and the need for help is great. As a result, supporters have...

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Water Survey

Water Survey

For 50-year-old Nikiema Asseto, life certainly has changed over the past year. Nikiema is from Mor-Pougo, a small community in the West African country of Burkina Faso, where she lives with 50 or so relatives within a family compound. Of course it’s hard to count when...

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Ahmed’s Well

Ahmed’s Well

On any given day in the village of Loanga, Burkina Faso, you’ll find locals surrounding a well. By way of a simple hand pump, it draws clean drinking water from an underground aquifer for this village of 3,000 and represents one of the few examples of infrastructure...

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STORY FROM THE FIELD: Tish Ogden

STORY FROM THE FIELD: Tish Ogden

Four Walls and a Blue Roof The day after Hurricane Michael made landfall at Panama City, Tish Ogden and her boyfriend, Mike, returned to their home in Bayside, a low-lying community just north of the Hathaway Bridge.  As they drove through the battered neighborhoods,...

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STORY FROM THE FIELD  – Koudyoba Giro Odile

STORY FROM THE FIELD – Koudyoba Giro Odile

Photography: Tara Rice Koudyoba’s story is sadly not unique, but it highlights the impact of The Sonder Project.    Koudyoba is a widow. She never went to school and was married at the age of 17 in an arranged marriage.    4 years ago her husband got sick and died....

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STORY FROM THE FIELD – Rouamba Odile

STORY FROM THE FIELD – Rouamba Odile

Rouamba Odile is a fighter.  She was born in the 1960’s in Burkina Faso, but she’s not sure exactly when.  She never went to school and she isn’t able to read/write. Her father tried to arrange her marriage at the age of 17, but she ran away to her sisters...

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International Womens Day 2019

International Womens Day 2019

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, The Sonder Project is proud of our commitment to equality and the empowerment of women.  It’s our mission to strengthen communities, and strong communities require empowered women. The impact of supporting women...

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