Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The Global Team for Local InitiativesThe Global Team for Local Initiatives
OUR MISSION Global Team for Local Initiatives is dedicated to helping people help themselves for sustainable change. Working closely with tribal elders, we help implement sustainable development projects for long term survival and income generating a... Read more
Global Team for Local Initiatives is dedicated to helping people help themselves for sustainable change.
Working closely with tribal elders, we help implement sustainable development projects for long term survival and income generating activities for immediate relief.
We are currently working with the 66,000 member Hamar Tribe located in remote SW Ethiopia. Through projects in water,health,education, care of abandoned children and income generation, we are helping this ancient tribe, affected by drought and disease, gain the skills they need for continued survival.
1. We live with and learn from the community before doing any programs.
2. We address water, health, education and livelihood issues holistically because they are inextricably linked. (Sustainable clean water, for example, requires new sanitary behaviors, knowing how to repair the well, earning potenial for buying spare parts and literacy skills for running a business.)
3. We motivate the community by helping them identify their own problems and develop practical soluntions.
4. We guage our effectiveness by measuring the long term impact of our programs on beneficiaries' lives instead of measuring the volume of products and services delivered.