Watching global events unfold reminds us about our role in sustainable and clean giving. Earlier this year we witnessed the catastrophic flash floods that submerged Pakistan. This climate event left 33 million people displaced and 1/3 of the country under water.
As we build schools, health centers and water wells, it is important we do so with care for our people and planet. This means building with disaster proof materials, sourced from local communities. It means focusing on community bred food programs and less on handouts. It means that when we have a choice, we must implement electricity independent solutions like solar energy.
As a non profit, we have a responsibility to have conversations with community members to understand their sustainability needs and discover which solutions will be truly viable. Our goal is to create the best solutions to eliminate poverty, but also those that ensure we uphold equality, fairness, and compassion among ourselves and other species as well.