Solutions to empower the poor
This site is dedicate to creating an archive of sustainable solutions for the poor in this world
What makes us the expert on the poor of the world?
Is 5th Village the expert on the poor? We don’t claim to be that. All we are is a place to aggregate field tested, sustainable, low or no cost, regionally appropriate solutions for the 2.5 billion people who live on less than 2 dollars a day.
We are not looking to find the one and only perfect solution to any one of the issues; there might very well be several and the people we serve can make their own decision of what they would like to use.
What does 5th Village do to help?
What we provide is a trusted place for information, so there is no need to go through a long (data intensive and therefore expensive) Internet search (with the additional complication of weeding out the junk information).
You may be asking asking ‘what makes you do this?’ I think the reason I thought of this is because I am not enmeshed in the politics and practices of the non profit world. As an impartial outsider, I can see the value of this archive, without considering how it might impact my little corner of concern.