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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, International, International Agricultural Development, International Development, International Economic Development, International Exchange, Microfinance

Mission: Village Earth helps reconnect communities to the resources that promote human well-being by enhancing social and political empowerment, community self-reliance and self-determination. We do this by strengthening intermediate and grassroots organizations through fiscal sponsorship, networking, training, research and advocacy

Target demographics: local grassroots organizations

Direct beneficiaries per year: 17 different grassroots organizations and provided training to over 300 people.

Geographic areas served: organizational capacity building.

Programs: Village Earth helps reconnect communities to the resources that promote human well-being by enhancing social and political empowerment, community self-reliance and self-determination. We do this by strengthening intermediate and grassroots organizations through fiscal sponsorship, networking, training, research and advocacy.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Village Earth has dedicated leadership and a great staff and volunteers. Their clients are more than just their mission; they are also friends and global community members. Village Earth has an important mission and I've always admired how they operate according to their ideals.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Village Earth has the right mix of values and support for our challenging efforts in Burundi, East Africa to turn the corner on years of civil war, the legacy of the European colonization that fomented inter-tribal conflicts and tensions. We are working to pioneer new curricula at the University of Ngozi that promotes the inclusion of peace building into all disciplines and out into the schools and community.

Drew M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Village Earth has been an invaluable partner to Empowering Youth in Cambodia (EYC, www.eycambodia.org) since 2006, and as an affiliate program we feel lucky to be involved with an organization that understands the issues and challenges we're tasked to work within in international development. Village Earth's philosophy has guided EYC and been instrumental to our ability to work in marginalized communities with few conflicts and many successes.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Eco Village is helping to take our story Worldwide. Its very useful for a small non for profit like us to get their support as there is no other way for us to reach the world attention.
Its very encouraging what they are doing. I wish them very best to continue their great positive impact on Mother Nature.

sallyincambodia

Client Served

Rating: 5

A professional organisation with a great mission, I am very impressed with how 'ahead of its time' Village Earth is. They are not an organisation that tells others what to do, instead they provide their affiliates (such as the organisation I work for in Cambodia) with the resources for us to realise that ourselves.

I am a big believer in empowerment and sustainability instead of direct aid, and the Village Earth Approach is just that. I am proud to be a VE affiliate.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Village Earth has Supported us women of South Sudan in a very Tremendous way, In our difficult Moments they Village earth has come to our aid to support our livelihoods program.Their work is of great importance to Human kind across the globe.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We the people of Jalambang Village. The Gambia, West Africa. Village Earth giving us courage and concentration toward bringing better nursery education in our village. Their collaboration with our organized is well appreciate.

Andrea128

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Village Earth does amazing work in supporting non-profits from the Reservations in South Dakota. Their work with land mapping and housing assessments have contributed to many aspiring projects and ability for them to move forward with their projects

Board Member

Rating: 5

For the past 3 years, I have proudly served as a board member for Village Earth. In that time, I have seen the impact of their work first hand. From teaching development practitioners innovative new approaches to helping empower communities to follow their local vision for the future, Village Earth supports real and positive grassroots change. The Village Earth approach treats each community and individual with dignity and allows them to set the path forward. That means in each location, Village Earth's work takes on a distinct shape. They've worked to help start buffalo co-ops on the Lakota Pine Ridge reservation and protect indigenous land from oil development and logging in the Peruvian Amazon. Their willingness to adapt to any situation makes them a truly unique and caring partner in the development world and sets them apart from other NGOs.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked and volunteer for Village Earth since the 1990's. Village Earth was one of the pioneers of the "Vision Workshops," a process where community members are empower to participate in the creation of a roadmap to their dreams. I have seen, first hand VE assist several Tyospayes-families at the Pine Indian Reservation in the creation of their buffalo cooperatives and community projects. Also, I have been a witness of the projects that Village Earth has supported in the Amazon jungle, where they have facilitated vision workshops and created videos to help indigenous communities with land and water issues.

Unlike most NGO's who work with Indigenous communities around the world, VE never tells communities what they should do, instead it facilitates a process in which "all" community members have a saying in creating a plan to attain their goals. VE does this because it acknowledges that the community are the experts of their own lives and are more than capable at finding creative solutions to their own problems. Doing so, it has proven most effective than most NGO's who come in as experts telling communities what they should do.

I support the work of Village Earth 100% because it has the right approach and because it works.

Raul O. Paz Pastrana
http://raulpazfilms.com