From our start in 2000, donors like you have provided more than $1.3 million to support the sustainable development programs of our partners:
Community solarization projects of the Barefoot College in South and South East Asia, Africa and Latin America. The College has trained more than 750 rural women from more than 1,300 rural communities in 96 countries to become Barefoot solar engineers who have solar-electrified their own communities.
Community rainwater harvesting projects of the Barefoot College to provide clean drinking water in rural India. The College has supported the construction of more than 1,600 rainwater harvesting systems collecting more than 1 billion liters of clean drinking water, benefiting more than 2 million people.
Girls education programs in rural India operated by the Barefoot College, the FabIndia School and Foundation for Rural Recovery and Development (FORRAD) serving more than 7,500 children each year in rural India, and by Redmi Aq&rsquo supporting education and mentoring for adolescent Mayan girls in rural Guatemala.
Business development for 25 social enterprises in rural India, Mexico, Cambodia and Guatemala creating rural livelihoods for more than 3,000 rural artisans and farmers.
Sponsorship for representation and participation at more than 25 US trade shows and fairs enabling artisan marketing and sales representatives to meet and work directly with international buyers.
Through our Sprout Enterprise® initiative, we have generated over $633,000 in cumulative international sales for more than 20 artisan enterprises augmenting their domestic business with sales to international buyers of more than 13,000 handcrafted products.