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April 8, 2016

NEPAL UPDATE: "The embargo is over but the effects are still being felt"

An interview in Review Nepal of World Neighbors South Asia Regional Director, Srijana Thapa.

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March 8, 2016

Haiti earthquake: $13.5 billion in donations, but is any of it working?

Kate Schecter - CEO of World Neighbors
Seedlings at a farm in the community of Moulin in the 7th Municipality Section of Gros Morne in Haiti. (World Neighbors)

World Neighbors, one of America’s oldest development agencies, works in five regions of Haiti where it has been supporting community-based organizations that focus on key areas of sustainability, including agriculture, water, sanitation, healthcare, savings and credit options.

Kate Schecter, president and chief executive of the Oklahoma-based organization, said the group promotes self-sufficiency over dependency.

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Our Mission

World Neighbors inspires people and strengthens communities to find lasting solutions to hunger, poverty and disease and to promote a healthy environment.


World Neighbors invests in people themselves through education and training, not by giving away material aid.

We provide knowledge and strengthen local capacities for change rather than merely handing out technology or money.

This makes our programs very efficient and creates lasting change rather than a short-term fix.

November, 2015
Indonesia’s Burning Problem

Please see Kate Schecter’s and Edd Wright’s article in Foreign Affairs, “Indonesia’s Burning Problem: Putting a Stop to Slash and Burn” here.

Watch CNBC Africa interview of CEO Kate Schecter on rural entrepreneurship in Kenya.