managed by T. McCartney (Communication)
United for Hope is a registered NGO committed to the empowerment of the poor and marginalized in rural India via sustainable and integrated village living.
Our guiding vision is that all development activities must be sustainable to be successful. This sustainability has three core areas:
1. Complete participatory process on the part of the community. United for Hope plays the role of facilitator, enabling the people to use their own leadership, initiative and decision making capabilities to create social and economic transformation. This is done through fully transparent and cooperative decision making processes and village ownership of the direction of development. Change will only occur when the motivation for development comes from the villagers themselves. It is an issue of empowerment. This is the root of sustainable development.
2. All projects are undertaken in the most environmentally way possible. Using the abundant natural resources in the fields of energy, agriculture, construction & health, projects will be designed to combine maximum benefit to the community with minimum impact of the environment.
3. Fully inclusive community living to embrace the most vulnerable in society especially women, children, disabled and the elderly in managed & sustainable community refuges. The greater community is to be governed by a self-written community charter which outlines the ethical conduct for fair and harmonious community living with special attention given to the empowerment of women and their involvement in the community decisions.
United for Hope works with the following pillars: Clean water, sanitation, renewable energy, education, environment and sustainable commercial enterprise. On a project level this involves constructing a clean water supply, building sustainable toilets, educating around sanitation and hygiene good practices, installing renewable energy for individual and community use, improving education through better learning facilities, empowering women and the marginalized through training, ensuring sustainable waste management and exploring commercial enterprises for the rural workforce. All work is carried out with full cooperation of the villages both strategically and in terms of labour and monetary contribution where relevant.
The aim is to create a fully self-sustaining and harmonious living environment for everyone
You can find out more about United for Hope on their website: www.unitedforhope.org or by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/unitedforhopeNGO
All questions around the project and donations can be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
These donations will go towards our newly launched project around solar energy. Here poor families will have access to solar energy for basic needs greatly improving their quality of life.