THE POWER OF OUR METHODOLOGY


A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO eliminate POVERTY

You can build a health clinic, but as long as people have no access to safe drinking water you won’t be able to make any progress. And surely you can provide education for children, but what good will that do if they don’t have any food for breakfast, lunch or dinner? To be successful you need to transform all areas of life simultaneously and that is why the foundation focuses on 5 important pillars:

Pillar 1: Social Awareness - transforming a mindset Social awareness is about transforming a mindset. It is about educating on topics like hygiene, abuse, and domestic violence. But also family planning, healthy living, and how to spend money wisely. A truly unique feature is that each person makes a monthly contribution to the community fund. How the money is spent, is decided by mutual consent Pillar 2: Healthcare - improve living circumstances Another very important pillar is improving health. We have a doctor who weekly visits the community, a dentist who comes at regular intervals and we operate a special monitoring program for newborns and children. Furthermore we create awareness with rehab programs for addictions, healthy cooking classes and the importance of exercise Pillar 3: Employment - at the basis of becoming self-supporting, boosting self-confidence Work is essential for improving the lives of many families. When we first started most women couldn’t read, write and had no skills whatsoever. But we taught them from scratch. And we don’t manufacture just any third world country product. We design products, sold in over 300 high end stores in 28 countries world wide. And their succes is not because of the charitable story behind the product, but because of their high quality designs. We currently operate 2 production units and run a capacity of 20.000 products per month. Pillar 4: Education - educating all is fundamental to be able to have a choice in life Education is the fourth pillar that will bring change. Not immediately, but it will grow the seeds for a better future in the long run. The children go to school and follow after school homework classes. We offer computer and english lessons as well. Additionally we provide loans, so the children can enter higher education Pillar 5: Celebrate! - enjoying the road to a brighter life But all this would mean nothing if people are not experiencing any happiness in their lives. Happiness can be found in very small things, we have learned from experience. That is the reason why we invest in celebrations, fun activities and respect. Respect for their cultural traditions and for their way of life. To us it might not look like much but to them it is a whole new world of opportunity and change    

Pillar 1: Social Awareness - transforming a mindset

Social awareness is about transforming a mindset. It is about educating on topics like hygiene, abuse, and domestic violence. But also family planning, healthy living, and how to spend money wisely. A truly unique feature is that each person makes a monthly contribution to the community fund. How the money is spent, is decided by mutual consent

Pillar 2: Healthcare - improve living circumstances

Another very important pillar is improving health. We have a doctor who weekly visits the community, a dentist who comes at regular intervals and we operate a special monitoring program for newborns and children. Furthermore we create awareness with rehab programs for addictions, healthy cooking classes and the importance of exercise

Pillar 3: Employment - at the basis of becoming self-supporting, boosting self-confidence

Work is essential for improving the lives of many families. When we first started most women couldn’t read, write and had no skills whatsoever. But we taught them from scratch. And we don’t manufacture just any third world country product. We design products, sold in over 300 high end stores in 28 countries world wide. And their succes is not because of the charitable story behind the product, but because of their high quality designs. We currently operate 2 production units and run a capacity of 20.000 products per month.

Pillar 4: Education - educating all is fundamental to be able to have a choice in life

Education is the fourth pillar that will bring change. Not immediately, but it will grow the seeds for a better future in the long run. The children go to school and follow after school homework classes. We offer computer and english lessons as well. Additionally we provide loans, so the children can enter higher education

Pillar 5: Celebrate! - enjoying the road to a brighter life

But all this would mean nothing if people are not experiencing any happiness in their lives. Happiness can be found in very small things, we have learned from experience. That is the reason why we invest in celebrations, fun activities and respect. Respect for their cultural traditions and for their way of life. To us it might not look like much but to them it is a whole new world of opportunity and change