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Adopt a Village & meet Naomi (Kenya) Rosa (Peru) & Teo (Vietnam)

Adopt a Village in and Help Empower 100,000 People Worldwide

  • Worldwide over 1 billion people suffer from hunger.
  • 2.6 billion people don’t have access to decent sanitation.
  • 1.1 billion people don’t have access to safe drinking water.
  • 1.3 billion people live on $1.25 a day or less.

Become the Solution

How can you help reverse this trend?
How would you like to connect with villagers in a developing nation and provide meaningful support toward their rise out of of poverty? Connect through our field partners.

CSDi field partners have tackled the challenges of poverty, malnutrition, a lack of water, and children without access to education in 153 countries.
Your $200 donation will help 1,000 villagers help themselves rise out of poverty through building entrepreneurial farm produce sales.
Your $100 donation will help build and furnish a village school.
Your $50 donation will help 1,000 people have safe water by using water filters.
Your $25 donation will help 1,000 people feed themselves through family gardens. Perfect!
Tim Magee, and his colleagues at CSDi, are to be commended for producing a change in the way development is practiced, and so directly contribute to the improvement of millions of lives around the world.

Howard White
Executive Director, 3ie
A typical partner village has 1,000 villagers. Adopt a Village by supporting partner projects in nutrition, water, sanitation, education and poverty alleviation. When we match your donation to a field partner, we will send you information on their village and project. See examples of partner projects in the Field Projects section below.
  • Field Partner projects, on average, impact 1,084 individuals
  • International front-line staff learn to design, launch and manage sustainable projects in some of the world's most remote villages
  • Your donation will help impact over 1,000 people
  • Meet your international partner: We will you send information on their village and project

Learn more about the Adopt a Village program, about our partners and their staff members, the villages they serve, the challenges the villages face, and the solutions that they have developed into projects..
2014 Goal: Empower 100,000 people. CSDi is leveraging impact by providing resources, real-time consulting, project design and management for field partners—each working with a community of 1,000 people. Your support can help reduce suffering and poverty for 100,000 of the world's poorest people in 2014.
Who are our Partners?
Partners and their staff are people like yourselves who are interested in helping communities to solve the challenges they face. Partners are:
  • In-country nonprofits hoping to increase impact in their projects
  • Concerned citizen groups contributing to the development in their own developing nations
  • Partner projects, on average, impact 1,084 individuals
Where are the villages?
CSDi has worked on development projects in 153 countries—80% of them developing nations. Villages have been communities of:
  • Pastoralists in Mongolia, Ethiopia and Tanzania suffering from a loss of their livestock due to extreme weather
  • Farmers in Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal who lost their crops, animals and tools to flooding
  • Islanders in Fiji, Antigua, Mauritius, and Samoa who have lost land, farms and lives to coastal erosion and flooding
  • Farmers in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda who have lost years of crop production due to drought
  • Fishermen in India, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Zanzibar who have lost livelihoods to overfishing and ecosystem deterioriation
How does CSDi engage with its field partners?
Field partners develop solutions to community need in conjunction with CSDi resources, guidance and consulting in impact oriented project design and management. Partners develop real projects, in real time, and leave community members with the practical field tools to sustain it.
CSDi project facilitators, who have gained development expertise by providing face-to-face consulting services to NGOs in the field, consult with partner staff on their projects and help them:
1. Conduct a participatory needs assessment in their community
2. Develop a preliminary project concept & share it with their community
3. Refine their community-based project design using proven best practices
4. Launch and implement their project.
Upon matching your donation with a partner, we will provide you with information that includes a description of the community, the challenges the community faces, and the solutions that our partner has developed into a project. See examples of projects and villages below.

Adopt your Village here. No Need to login to Paypal. In the form's lower left it says: "Don't have a PayPal account? Use your credit card."  Follow that link.

Field Project examples—meet Naomi from Kenya, Rosa from Peru and Teo from Vietnam
Athough CSDi partners have worked in hundreds of villages, here are a few examples of their projects. Follow the links to learn about partner staff members, the villages they serve, the challenges the villages face, and the solutions that they have developed into projects.
Tanzania: Adaptation through Conservation Agriculture
Download Chris's photos and the report of the conservation agriculture workshop here.

Mozambique: Finding Climate Smart Agricultural Solutions to Famine
You can download their full project outline here.
Would your organization like to join our team of partners?
Contact us directly about becoming an organizational partner—or consider starting this process by participating in one of our project development programs:
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