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The Need

Many humanitarian organizations seek to serve the poor through the distribution of food, funds, or even the construction of shelter. Though these programs are needed, are they sustainable? What happens to the recipients when the food and financial support run dry? Or when a shelter is slowly rendered inadequate due to constant harsh weather conditions?


Fact: According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2,000,000 people die annually due to indoor air pollution.


Fact: The WHO estimates that 88% of the diarrhoeal deaths are due to unsafe water, inappropriate sanitation and lack of hygiene.


While traditional aid and charity can provide short-term relief for the poor, long-term sustainable change can only take place through training and equipping people to affect and improve their own communities. The need is clear: impoverished communities need more than a hand out. They need a hand up. Pursuehope believes that education is sustainable. For this reason we are committed to liberating the impoverished through the distribution of essential knowledge, improving both the physical and economic conditions of developing countries.


The Solution

Pursuehope’s curriculum aims to train the poor to rise above generations of absolute poverty by using the cumulative expertise of doctors, veterinarians, agriculture specialists, and conservationist who have many years of in-field service around the world. We have developed courses in areas such as the purification of water, clean burning stoves, livestock management, reproductive health, and more. And by leveraging diagrams, pictures, and real-world demonstrations, the curriculum is designed to be accessible to people of every level of education.


The Benefits

A prominent risk associated with traditional aid and charity efforts is that of dependency. We believe that the psychological, emotional, and economic impacts of dependency actually do more harm than good long-term. Dependency detracts value from that which is given and leads to personal devaluation. Conversely, showing communities how to achieve the highest yield from local resources is not only sustainable, but avoids dependency and maintains dignity and self-worth. Pursuehope’s curriculum benefits impoverished communities by offering a sustainable path to poverty alleviation, while increasing both dignity and self-worth.


The Challenge

Get involved. Contact us. Talk about us. Support us financially or connect us with organizations and communities that are in need of our materials. Together we can change the face of poverty, but we can’t do it alone. We need your help.

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