Posts Tagged ‘Poverty’
A Clearer Purpose and Direction
Robert did not have any formal training on how to effectively serve his community until working with Cultivate. His community organization is working to address extreme poverty in Kampala, Uganda. Because of Cultivate, Robert is learning how to manage his time better, improve his computer skills, and set clear goals for himself and his organization. He…Read More
The Challenges of Funding for International Development
There are many challenges international development organizations face. Often, they work in a context where poverty and oppression are commonplace for most members of the community, and where the lack of infrastructure, good governance, and human resources creates even more difficulties. However, for most nonprofits and NGOs, having adequate funding is still the biggest challenge…Read More
Overcoming Learned Helplessness
How can we support people in finding ways to overcome their dependency and helplessness even when they are not the ones to blame? The process of overcoming helplessness and dependency starts with the heart and mind, and is anchored in hope.Read More
Could I Be Your Child?
Gasilda is an 11-year-old Mozambican girl who is already pregnant by her 70-year old husband. Her story is horrific, but it must be told. Consider if she was your child. What if your poverty forced you to a similar choice? Maybe such choices do not happen in America, but should we ignore them only because…Read More
Catching a Vision
As a new intern with Cultivate, I have been on a steep learning curve over the course of the past month. I am currently in the process of finishing my undergraduate degree in International Community Development and I have found this base of knowledge to be beneficial and relevant when interacting with the world of…Read More
Hello World. This is Cultivate.
I’m often asked what Cultivate International is, what we do, and what is my foundation for this work. I’ll share more on this soon, but to begin I’d like to explain a bit of the theory and practice that has led to the creation of Cultivate. Cultivate has grown out of the knowledge that radical,…Read More