Jul 18, 2012
Ravine Pintade: Building Back "Better" in Haiti Claudia Marcelus, a resident of Ravine Pintade in Port-au-Prince, describes life before and after her neighborhood was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake. Haphazard construction, inadequate water and sanitation facilities, no street lighting, reoccurring flooding, sewage problems and fear of fires, characterized life in Ravine Pintade before the earthquake. Through the Katye project funded by USAID, CHF International, PCI and the residents of Ravine Pintade were able to build back better. Katye, which means "neighborhood" in Creole, was based on a comprehensive and integrated planning process that involved experts, like architects and engineers, but also relied heavily on the participation of residents in the planning and decision-making... Read more
Dec 11, 2019
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. ( The "16 Days of Activism" animated video below... Read more
May 14, 2019
In Kenya, Global Communities is implementing the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) DREAMS initaitive, which aims to help adolescent girls and young women lead Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe lives. Below is a video on the impact of a public private partnership between the DREAMS program and Kenya Commercial Bank’s (KCB) 2jiajiri initiative, which seeks to empower and equip unemployed and out-of-school youth to grow micro enterprises by providing them with technical skill training opportunities. The initiative also aims to upskill and certify existing micro-entrepreneurs who wish to move their business from the informal to the formal sector. The video profiles Helen Kasuki, who got her... Read more
Aug 24, 2018
The effects of climate change have brought disastrous consequences to the agricultural sector in the southern zone of Honduras. In an effort to combat this, with financing from the United States Agency for International Development / Development Innovation Ventures (USAID/DIV), Global Communities has implemented the "Cosecha" (Harvest) program. Utilizing a controlled trial, Cosecha has constructed four reservoirs and delivered agriculture kits for the sustainable production of corn, watermelon, squash, beans, and other vegetables. In doing so, the program strives to provide evidence to policy makers and donors on supporting agriculture in the southern zone of Honduras. Ultimately, this evidence will provide insight on how reservoirs, combined with ultra-pressure drip irrigation, more... Read more
May 29, 2018
Video: John Deere Foundation and Global Communities Partnership Global Communities has been partnering with the John Deere Foundation since 2012 to implement community development projects in the vicinity of Deere’s operations in India, Brazil and the US. Our programs create long-lasting, community-led change by organizing multiple stakeholders in development decisions affecting their lives and their neighborhoods. Across all three countries our programs have impacted over 20,000 people to date. In addition to the program impacts, the partnership between Global Communities and John Deere, which has co-created programs abroad and in the US, is unique and noteworthy. In this video, learn about some of the positive community changes that our partnership programs are making in John Deere home... Read more
Dec 11, 2017
Community Leaders Making a Difference in Brazil The Global Communities Brasil Sowing Futures program is strengthening neighborhoods in Horizontina by identifying and building the capacity of community leaders. In these neighborhoods, residents trained by Sowing Futures have been successful in creating formal neighborhood associations capable of developing and sourcing funding for their own community development projects.
Nov 01, 2017
Video: Lana Abu-Hijleh & Youth Local Councils Win 2017 John P. McNulty Prize  The McNulty Foundation announced Lana Abu-Hijleh and Youth Local Councils as the recipient of the tenth annual John P. McNulty Prize. Ms. Abu-Hijleh is being honored for pioneering a program that engages over 25,000 youth in the West Bank, and has expanded to Honduras and Ukraine. Through voluntary bodies of elected youth, the Youth Local Councils enable young people to practice leadership and good governance, receive hundreds of hours of training, and propose, plan and execute community projects. Watch the video below for a glimpse at the breakthrough work Lana and the Youth Local Councils do.
Jun 19, 2017
Global Communities: Partners for Good Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself.
We make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector, and NGOs as partners for good—bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals.
Global Communities has existed for more than 60 years. Until 2012, we were known as CHF International and, before... Read more
Mar 21, 2017
World Water Day 2017 World Water Day, recognized on March 22 every year, is dedicated to taking action to tackle the water crisis. More than 1.8 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water and sanitation by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty. Global Communities works around the world promoting safe and adequate water supplies and sanitation to unleash the economic potential of individuals and entire communities.
Mar 07, 2017
International Women's Day 2017 In recognition of International Women's Day, we would like to highlight just a few of the women around the world who work to make their communities better.
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