During the COVID-19 outbreak, the DRI Foundation has sought out organizations helping their communities in unique ways. In this respect, it is proud to support Outreach International.
“Since 1979, we’ve directly impacted more than 350,000 people by creating indigenous catalysts for permanent change,” the organization said. “Our process creates multi-generational sustainability. Even more extraordinary, our process spreads to other communities who then create their own solutions to the problems of hunger, finding clean water, shelter, health, and education. It is only through a system of self-replicating entrepreneurial problem-solving that we can eliminate the world’s deepest poverty.”
Currently, the Outreach field staff is continuing its work with community members to facilitate two important measures:
- The construction of hundreds of new, centrally located, public hand-washing stations throughout communities, as well as maintaining existing stations already in use.
- The distribution of rice, household necessities and animal feed to homes to help families whose livelihoods are dependent on seasonal harvests and working animals. Communities are modifying components of their preexisting short-term Rice Loan programs in order to address needs without becoming dependent on outside relief organizations.
The DRI Foundation is proud to support such nonprofit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. 100 percent of the money collected for the Global Pandemic Fund will go to small, local organizations that are an integral part of their communities. Click here to donate.