At the Face-to-Face Project, we believe the best way to break the cycle of poverty is to help communities rely on themselves. We provide the most impoverished communities in Malawi and Cambodia with the tools and resources they need to break the cycle of poverty.
With partner sites in Cambodia and Malawi, we work in communities that are facing food shortages and health crises. We work with all members of the community, empowering them to join us in finding long-term sustainable solutions to the issues they face.
While our projects and initiatives are wide-ranging, they can be broken down into three main categories:
- Farming - We believe permaculture, or comprehensive organic farming, a regenerative and self-sustaining approach to farming, can prevent food shortages and protect the landscapes of the communities we work with.
- Health - Too many people still struggle with HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and malnutrition. We raise awareness and reduce stigma by integrating educational and preventative programming into our community work.
- Youth Development - Participants in our youth groups and community centers learn leadership skills, take part in community service projects and serve as ambassadors to their peers.
Profound change is possible if a community has the collective mindset and leadership structure to take ownership of its future.
We combine leadership trainings, which promote self-reliance and encourage community engagement, with targeted community outreach that helps to address the main challenges a community is facing - such as food security, health or education.
everyone's voices are heard
The first step to our work is developing strong, honest relationships with the communities we work with. We make sure all members of the community - local authorities, men, women and children - are involved and feel heard.