In our world today, 1.29 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day, 884 million people lack access to clean water, 925 million are malnourished, and it is estimated that 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. This is global poverty.
Nourish International addresses this problem by working with communities in extreme poverty. Many of these communities are highly entrepreneurial, possessing sustainable solutions to the problems they face. What they lack, however, are the resources to solve those problems.
Nourish International students bridge the gap between those with resources and those without. Nourish believes that students can be powerful actors in the creation of a world free of extreme poverty, and seeks to equip them with the leadership, entrepreneurship and cross-cultural skills they need to address our world’s most pressing challenges.
Through Nourish, college students around the country operate social businesses on their campuses. Students invest the profits that they earn in poverty reduction projects in the developing world, which they travel abroad to implement alongside community organizations.
Our approach is unique in that it addresses the massive needs of communities with sustainable, scalable solutions while catalyzing tomorrow’s leaders to take action now. Nourish students partner with communities who lack the necessary funds and resources for development projects but who have the entrepreneurial vision to eradicate poverty. Nourish International’s role is to engage students and empower communities in the fight against poverty.
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