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Outreach International

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Causes: Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Human Services, International, International Development, Leadership Development

Mission: Outreach International helps the poor help themselves. Our purpose is to help people overcome the effects of poverty and to develop the capacity to create a new future for themselves and their community. We provide responsible ways for people with charitable hearts to help the poor to a better life.

Results: Have assisted over 350,000 people in their fight against poverty since 1979, and impacted thousands more. During that time, we have facilitated over 9,000 community-led projects that helped people organize and communicate ideas to find lasting poverty solutions, saving lives and restoring dignity.

Target demographics: The poorest of the poor. We are currently facilitating 579 community-led projects and issues in 143 field program locations within 9 countries throughout the world.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 57,179 beneficiaries

Geographic areas served: Bolivia, DR Congo, Haiti, India, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua, Philippines, Zambia

Programs: Human and community development programs including food, water, literacy, electricity, medical access, small business, reforestation and more in areas of extreme poverty in Haiti, Bolivia, Malawi, DR Congo, Zambia, India, Philippines, Nepal, and Nicaragua.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This NGO is amazing. They have made such a difference in so many lives primarily by listening and then teaching local folks ways to change systems in their own community. I am impressed with their website. their enthusiasm and gentle caring humour. They really change everyday life for people.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love what Outreach International has done in the Peace Pavilion! Children learn about peacemaking in a 'village setting' Thanks OI your work in the world is amazing!


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am working in Outreach International field program since 1992 up to present because I love to work in community development. And I am very proud that I am part of this program.