We leverage the power of business to provide sustainable, viable paths out of poverty.
People give billions to charity every year. Does anything ever change? Handouts don’t lift people out of poverty. Charity as we know it can’t deliver lasting change.
What can? Business.
Helping survivors thriveThe people we serve are remarkable. They’re not victims. They’re more than what happened to them on their worst day. They are survivors. We’re creating jobs and opportunity for individuals who have overcome:
- Regional Conflicts, War & Atrocities
- Domestic Violence (IPV)
- Human Trafficking
- Aging Out / Transition from Foster Care
- Incarceration and Substance Abuse
Opportunity over handouts.
We don’t give things like food, medicine, or secondhand clothing. Our partner relationships do this great work. We invest in people’s ability to provide what they need for themselves so they can move forward in life.
Think like a business.
We treat the people we serve like partners, applying the best business solutions to help them lift themselves out of poverty.
Bridge the gap.
We identify the barriers between survivors and opportunity, helping them gain access to markets and jobs they can’t reach one their own.
You can also volunteer your time to Viable beneficiaries, that desire professional mentors who can help them learn more about a particular industry to include industry trends, dynamics and career paths.
Families in Uganda suffered years of violence from the LRA. Today, 3 in 4 rely on farming to survive—some stretching as little as $13 a month to get by.
Plenty of charities offer seeds, loans, and training—none of which help farmers earn a fairer price for the crops. We connect farmers to bigger markets and reputable buyers, helping them grow what the market needs—so they can sell more, earn more, and lift themselves out of poverty.
Thousands are exploited by human trafficking every year in the US. Many anti-trafficking charities focus on rescuing people from abuse, but rescue is only a first step.
Without a viable job, 4 in 5 trafficking survivors will be trafficked again, as many as seven times. We connect survivors with employers who can offer a trauma-informed workplace. We provide onsite walk-throughs, interview coaching, and ongoing mentorship as they reclaim their independence.