Tech to grow agency in communities

Tech to grow agency in communities

This article is based upon a learning circle call with a diverse group of partners serving communities to grow their wellbeing, and captures the main insights. AtmaConnect is on a mission to create platforms that activate people to connect with each other in their community, and is currently operating in Indonesia, Puerto Rica and Ukraine. It has reached 13 million…

ARK solves – Philippines

Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK) is a school-based, community-managed social entreprise that partners with farmers and fisherfolk to feed children, keep them in school, and empowers rural communities to invest in themselves. Short description social enterprise ARK co-invests alongside farmers and fisherfolk in the Philippines who want to secure their food, health, income, and a sustainable future. Short description solution/tool…

Durian – Nigeria

Short description social enterprise Durian works to equips women in rural communities of Nigeria with the skills and perspectives they need to be self-sufficient. Durian is guided by the philosophy that there is nothing called waste and no one deserves to be treated as waste. Short description solution/tool Community Engagement: Community in Nigeria is headed by a community leader, generally…

Healing Field Foundation – India & Indonesia

Healing Fields Foundation provides training and support for women as health change agents in their communities. Healing Fields works in rural areas of poorer states to impact change in the areas with the greatest need. Short description social enterprise Healing Fields Foundation’s approach is comprehensive — working to prevent health problems through education; facilitate access to health services, entitlements from…

Rhizomatica – Mexico

Short description social enterprise Rhizomatica’s mission is to support communities to build and maintain self-governed and owned communication and energy infrastructure. Their approach combines regulatory activism and reform, technology, and direct community participation.  They have creates open-source technology that helps people and communities to build their own communication networks and alternative energy sources.  Short description solution/tool Rhizomatica has developed a…

Health In Harmony – Indonesia, Madagascar and Brazil

Health in Harmony (HIH) is an international nonprofit dedicated to reversing global heating, understanding that rainforests are essential for the survival of humanity. Using the innovative process of Radical Listening, HIH collaborates with rainforest communities – to create a world where local communities, rainforests, and the planet all thrive. They operate in Indonesia, Madagascar & Brazil, across various sociocultural norms…

ATMA Connect – Indonesia, Puerto Rico & Ukraine

Atma Connect is a social enterprise that believes in building on the power of people to create stronger and more resilient communities. Their solution, called AtmaGo, envisions a world where neighbors help neighbors prepare for disasters, improve access to basic needs, and overcome chronic challenges. Reaching over 10 million people in more than 300 locations across the globe. Short description…

Winkomun / ACAF – Spain & Europe

Association for Self-Financed Communities is creating self-sustaining, immigrant-led financial groups, addressing the basic financial and networking needs of Spain’s immigrant population ensuring their full citizenship and participation in the economy.  ACAF has been involved in the expansion of this model in Spain and to Senegal, Portugal, Italy, Holland, Hungary and Belgium. Short description social enterprise ACAF develop a simple methodology…

Treedom – Italy – Global impact

Treedom is an online platform that allows people and companies to plant trees remotely and offset CO2 emissions by directly financing small farmers in economic hardship – operating in 17 countries across the world, mainly in Latin America, Africa and South & Southeast Asia. Short description social enterprise Treedom is an alliance between farmers and supporters willing to make reforestation…