Appropriate Projects

I just donated to a project that is building a water tank at a school in the neighborhood where I used to live in the late 1980s, when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer.  At the time, I took this photo. I wonder what these women are up to now?

The project was funded in advance by Appropriate Projects which is an initiative of Water Charity, conceived to slash through the red tape and get projects done immediately.

Access to safe water is a human right, and they are fighting to achieve this goal for every person on this planet. they don’t sit around while people are dying and suffering from illness due to lack of water, contaminated water, and unsanitary conditions.

They use appropriate technology, meaning that the simplest and least-expensive methods are utilized to bring about the biggest impact at the least cost.

They do not deal with studies, reports, evaluations, nitpicking, reviews, administration, overhead, talk, delays, processes, procedures, format, overseeing, micro-directing, or excuses.

They start with the understanding that there are about 8,000 Peace Corps Volunteers stationed in over 74 countries around the globe. Each Volunteer is living in a city or community making a great contribution toward world peace.

Each Volunteer is competent and dedicated, having gone through a rigorous selection process, and having trained for the tasks to be done.

Each Volunteer has identified crucial projects that will affect the lives of those around him, but remain undone due to lack of funds.

Each Volunteer has the skills and capacity to manage the projects and funds, and complete the projects on time and within budget.

The projects submitted to Appropriate Projects by Volunteers are small, but they indeed have a big impact.

At the same time, there are millions of individuals around the globe who would like to do the right thing, to help those in need, and to make the world a better place to live.

Your contribution will bring to being a needed project in a distant place. It will affect the lives of individuals and communities, by letting them have the necessities of life.

Join The fight. Adopt a project.


One thought on “Appropriate Projects”

  1. Thanks for your support. The more the word gets out, the more we can do.

    I might add to your excellent summary that we are all volunteers, and pay our own travel and administrative expenses. In that way, 100% of all donations go directly to work in the field.

    In addition, we pre-fund all of our projects. That means that they start at once.

    I run the day-to-day activities of the organization. I am an RPCV as well (Bolivia, ’66-’68). I hope to see you at the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Peace Corps celebration in Washington, D.C. next year.

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