Fundraise as a team to support Free The Children’s WE Villages and empower a community to break the cycle of poverty.

Poverty isn’t the result of a single cause. If you only tackle one issue, regardless of the money and resources you invest, the cycle of poverty will persist.

That’s why we created an international development model that addresses the five primary causes of poverty with holistic and sustainable solutions that work in tandem to transform communities— WE Villages program. It’s holistic, it’s sustainable, and it works.

Help us empower communities to create extraordinary change. Fundraise to support WE Village’s holistic development model, and amazing things can happen. Children can gain access to education and clean water. Families can live healthier lives and grow nutritious food. Whole communities can benefit from new income opportunities. Together, we can break the cycle of poverty and help others empower themselves to make impacts that last.


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Connect to a Country

Connect as a team by connecting to a country where we work. When you fundraise for a specific country, you’ll also have the opportunity to travel there on a ME to WE Corporate Volunteer Trip and see the impact of your support firsthand. Whether it’s Kenya, India or Ecuador, you’ll enjoy a meaningful experience volunteering alongside communities on a WE Charity project. You’ll create lasting change, not only for the communities you visit but also for your team and your company.

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The Lasting Impact of Teamwork

At just 12 years old, Craig Kielburger teamed up with a group of his friends to free children from labor and exploitation, and make the dream of an education come true for every child.

This group of twelve 12-year-olds banded together to create the organization called WE Charity. They began by partnering with communities to build schools and help move kids out of sweatshops and into classrooms.

But in many countries, girls missed out on school because of household chores like fetching water—a task that often took hours and had them bringing back murky water that made them sick. So, we worked with communities to build wells near schools and set up health care programs, allowing girls to fulfill their responsibilities and show up feeling their best.

When children missed school to help on their family farms, we launched food and alternative income projects to support local economies, create opportunities and remove all barriers to education. The result? WE Villages: a holistic, sustainable development model.

WE Villages empowers communities to break the cycle of poverty. It connects people from around the world to create positive change and achieve impacts that last. And with your help, there’s a whole new generation of youth – and their communities – turning dreams into reality.

INDIA

In Rajasthan, we work with indigenous and low-caste community members to provide resources and opportunities to lead their own development out of poverty. We also focus on combatting child labor and improving outcomes for the girl child. Fundraise to support our partner communities in India to make a lasting difference.

KENYA

Providing access to education for girls is one of our top objectives in Kenya, where girls often face the biggest barriers to attending school. As a rural region, the Narok South District where we work also faces greater challenges on quality of life, income, and infrastructure. Your fundraising dollars support continuing development in this region.

ECUADOR

When we work with the marginalized indigenous communities in both Chimborazo and the Amazon, we are committed to the use of indigenous language, participation in traditions and honouring of community processes. Your fundraising dollars transform lives in these communities by supporting education, clean water, health programs and economic opportunity.