Transforming Lives in the Poorest Communities Around the World

Currently, around 500,000 people benefit from World Neighbors program work in 13 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. During our 62 years of experience, more than 26 million people in 45 countries have transformed their lives with the support of World Neighbors and our partners.

Guatemala Peru Bolivia Haiti Burkina Faso India Kenya Nepal Tanzania Timor Leste Indonesia


  • Promoting environmentally-friendly processing of coffee beans
  • Developing holistic agriculture methods such as:
    • “Green” manures
    • Pig and bird production
    • Integrated corn farming
    • Preventing devastation from natural disasters

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  • Diversifying crops for year-round sustainability
  • Implementing credit programs
  • Developing clean water programs
  • Initiating family gardens
  • Training community health workers

 Click here to read more about our work in Haiti.

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  • Encouraging proper management of local natural resources
  • Creating women’s groups
  • Improving cultivation techniques
  • Promoting family planning and reproductive health practices

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  • Farmer led experimentation
  • Promoting self financing
  • Increasing awareness through farmer promoter networks
  • Creating locally managed credit and investment programs


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Burkina Faso

  • Initiating innovative food security programs
  • Improving reproductive health
  • Increasing income generating activities
  • Building leadership and management capacity
  • Increasing literacy opportunities for women
  • Reinforcing local leadership of village associations

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  • Increasing food security
  • Expanding income generating activities
  • Decreasing environmental degradation
  • Establishing savings and credit groups
  • Creating mobile HIV/AIDS voluntary counseling and testing programs
  • Developing Farmer-Field Schools

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  • Encouraging efficient use of natural resources
  • Expanding capital for savings and credit programs
  • Facilitating group organizational skills
  • Promoting HIV support groups
  • Establishing individual and school nurseries
  • Establishing tool banks for farmers

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  • Increasing availability of community and reproductive services
  • Implementing low cost and eco-friendly farming techniques
  • Improving access to drinking water and basic sanitary needs
  • Creating local savings and credit groups for women
  • Decreasing child malnutrition through kitchen gardens

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  • Achieving social and economic empowerment for women, poor families
  • Conserving and managing natural resources
  • Decreasing child malnutrition through kitchen gardens
  • Providing workshops and health education programs

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  • Developing agro forestry that incorporates soil fertility management and tree crops
  • Improving community capacity building and advocacy
  • Improving health care and AIDS awareness programs
  • Developing income generating activities such as locally woven fabrics

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  • Developing year-round, reliable water sources
  • Diversifying crops
  • Integrating access to contraception and reproductive rights
  • Increasing conservation through agro-forestry methods
  • Promoting savings and credit groups 

World Neighbors started a new project in the Oecusse District of Timor-Leste with a particular focus on climate challenges and community-based disaster risk reduction and preparedness. The goal of the project is to strengthen the ability of vulnerable upland communities to effectively respond to the negative impacts brought about by the effects ofClimate challenges in Timor-Leste climate change and to increase the food security of these communities through sustainable agriculture.

During meetings held between World Neighbors and national and regional government agencies in Timor-Leste to introduce the new project, many officials stated how happy they were that World Neighbors had returned to the country, and emphasized how much World Neighbors had contributed to the development of community-based agriculture and food security in Timor-Leste through our previous projects which ran from 2007-2011.

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