Activities

Transforming Communities from Crisis to Opportunity

LONG-TERM STRATEGIC INTERVENTION

There are no “quick fixes” in the developing world- real change takes time. Tevel’s intervention program lasts 4-5 years during which time we have local staff in the village full time. The staff trains local leadership that takes over the projects after the intervention period with continued support from the Tevel headquarters.

LED BY LOCAL PARTNERS, ENHANCED BY INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS

Projects need continuity to be effective. Tevel’s projects are led by our outstanding local partners who work in the communities long-term and establish strong relationships with community members. Their efforts are supported by the passion and skills of young international volunteers in Tevel’s service-learning frameworks.

BUILDING COMMUNITY

Community, solidarity and cooperation are the strongest tools poor villages have in rising out of poverty. Tevel works on building community governance and activism structures that include all members of the community including marginalized ethnic groups, women and youth. We also train local leadership to take over the projects after we complete the direct intervention.

AGRICULTURE - BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Subsistence farming villages all over the Global South are in crisis, no longer able to feed themselves, much less pay for health services or their children's education. By ramping up agriculture production through training, technology and access to water, strengthening community and connection to markets, Tevel helps solve nutritional gaps and moves villages from subsistence to small-scale commercial farming.

FIGHTING POVERTY AT ITS ROOTS - IN RURAL VILLAGES

Rural villagers can’t produce enough food so they are forced to migrate to city slums losing their community support mechanisms and becoming vulnerable to exploitation and social ills. By strengthening villages we are fighting poverty at its roots.
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