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Faith in Action International is a movement of people working for a world in which everyone has clean water, quality health care, good schools, decent jobs and the power to influence the decisions that shape their lives. 

We support grassroots organizations in some of the most challenging places in the world. Donations make it possible for people to decide what their communities and countries most need rather than depend on projects designed by others.

Because our fates are intertwined, we’re building a global community that can raise funds for grassroots organizing and learn and act together. Join us on this journey of community building that will impact all of our lives.

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Stories of bottom-up change

Victory Spotlight: Central America

The Struggle for Land Rights in El Salvador

One in five Salvadoran families lives on land they don’t own. They’ve been defrauded by developers. Without legal ownership families cannot sell their property or borrow to make improvements, and their communities are in limbo, unable to obtain paved streets, water, green spaces and schools. Through Communities of Faith Organizing for Action (COFOA) grassroots leaders in El Salvador are organizing to win land rights for 350,000 families and pave the way for clean water, health clinics and schools in their communities.

Victory Spotlight: Rwanda

How a Health Center Transformed Life in Mumeya, Rwanda

Twenty years after the genocide, Faith in Action International is helping people help themselves in Rwanda. Faith in Action-trained local leaders are building community with the people who were most damaged by the genocide. In rural Mumeya, for example, we helped 5,000 people complete construction of a 38-room clinic, which serves 30,000 and employs 15 people. Leaders also started a welding school and business to train young people and provide gainful employment for them.

Victory Spotlight: Rwanda

Supporting Rwanda's Vision for Inclusion

Twenty years after the genocide, Faith in Action International is helping people help themselves in Rwanda. Faith in Action-trained local leaders are building community with the people who were most damaged by the genocide. In rural Mumeya, for example, we helped 5,000 people complete construction of a 38-room clinic, which serves 30,000 and employs 15 people. Leaders also started a welding school and business to train young people and provide gainful employment for them.

Organisation Peuple Œcuménique pour le Developpment du Nord-Est (OPODNE) was formally launched in August 2014 by 100 leaders from across Northeast Haiti who approved their constitution, elected officers and pledged to put their faith in action...VIEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Restoring the Capacity of Haitians to Feed Themselves

OPODNE has trained over 500 leaders and helped them form Organizing Committees in 13 towns. Over 2,500 people have been involved in self-help activities. In Capotille, for example, leaders established a peanut co-op to prevent exploitation of farmers by loan sharks. Leaders are now starting a banana cooperative to combat hunger and provide more economic opportunity for residents. They also operate a successful micro lending program.

Organisation Peuple Œcuménique pour le Developpment du Nord-Est (OPODNE) was formally launched in August 2014 by 100 leaders from across Northeast Haiti who approved their constitution, elected officers and pledged to put their faith in action...VIEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Recapturing the Tradition of Democracy and Equity in Haiti

OPODNE has trained over 500 leaders and helped them form Organizing Committees in 13 towns. Over 2,500 people have been involved in self-help activities. In Capotille, for example, leaders established a peanut co-op to prevent exploitation of farmers by loan sharks. Leaders are now starting a banana cooperative to combat hunger and provide more economic opportunity for residents. They also operate a successful micro lending program.

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Let’s plant today so we can feed ourselves tomorrow.

With hunger rising in Haiti, 300 grassroots leaders, clergy, and allies from the People ’s Organization for the Development of Northeast Haiti (OPODNE) gathered for a general assembly…

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People in Haiti harvesting peanuts, woman smiling.

Restoring the Capacity of Haitians to Feed Themselves

With hunger rising in Haiti, 300 grassroots leaders from the People’s Organization for the Development of Northeast Haiti (OPODNE) gathered in August 2022 to launch a campaign to…

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Latest News

Let’s plant today so we can feed ourselves tomorrow.

With hunger rising in Haiti, 300 grassroots leaders, clergy, and allies from the People ’s Organization for the Development of Northeast Haiti (OPODNE) gathered for a general assembly…

CONTINUE READING
People in Haiti harvesting peanuts, woman smiling.

Restoring the Capacity of Haitians to Feed Themselves

With hunger rising in Haiti, 300 grassroots leaders from the People’s Organization for the Development of Northeast Haiti (OPODNE) gathered in August 2022 to launch a campaign to…

CONTINUE READING

On Social Media

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