World Connect finds resourceful people in the most under-resourced areas of the world and invests in their creativity and drive. Our dollars go directly to people who are eager to lead and sustain their own progress and who stand to benefit most.
Willpower finds beautiful ways to succeed
How we dot it
At World Connect, we believe capacity exists everywhere, it needn't be developed. Through global partnerships, we find hidden potential across the most under-resourced areas of the world and connect investments to local leaders and ideas.
We listen to and vet the ideas and people we invest in, and we prioritize funding those who are too often marginalized in development. We favor investing in women-led groups and organizations, and projects that target improved outcomes for women and girls.
To date, World Connect has invested $5 million in 1,500 projects across 40 countries. Our investments go directly to communities, to launch their own ideas, and 93% is spent locally. Trusting is key to success.
We track 400+ indicators of success across our projects and our model using our custom-built database. 95% of our projects achieve their goals, 83% are sustaining more than a year after completion, and 51% are led by women. We also visit our work to report on results and connect face-to-face with our partners.
The purpose of our work is to achieve project-level impacts – health, educational, environmental, economic – especially for women and girls, and also to strengthen local leadership, resource mobilization, and social capital. We don't believe capacity needs to be built; it needs investment and opportunity. 100% of communities co-invest alongside World Connect and 57% of projects are catalyzing additional development locally. Each project success reveals the transformative potential of a local approach to global development.
Kallpa Warmi's mission is to improve the quality of life of rural women and their families through entrepreneurial activities. Such activities include recycled art, catering, and serving traditional E...... Learn more
The mission of this organization is to empower women to live healthier, economically stable lives while providing those same benefits to their children and the community around them. They hope to star...... Learn more
SEN-ECOKAF is committed to the environmental conservation of Kaffrine through the collection of household and commercial waste, while simultaneously providing employment, empowering women's groups by ...... Learn more
World Connect believes investing upstream weaves the fabric of society more tightly—finding the best leaders and ideas. Our dollars go directly to communities that stand to benefit most, strengthening their capacity to plan, lead and sustain progress.
- George Biddle, World Connect Chairman
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