In communities across the world, intense change is disrupting growth and threatening livelihoods. More and more, complicated problems ranging from the climate crisis to increasing urbanization are testing the limits of these communities.
When their systems — like agriculture or government — begin to break down, it’s the most vulnerable people who face the toughest hardships.
Even with such difficult and distinct challenges, Help Meet Shine sees possibility. We believe in a future where people have the capacity to learn, cope and adapt in the face of recurrent crises and have the resources and support to transform their communities for good.
That’s why Help Meet Shine has developed our resilience approach. Through analysis, learning and action, we get a deeper understanding of the systems that people rely on. We conduct assessments from the community level to the regional level to determine their needs.
From there, we develop a vision for building resilience in that area, identifying what needs to change or improve in the face of adversity. Once programs begin, we start evaluating the results, defining what works and refining them to work even better.
Through planning, learning and adapting, we can create long-term, positive change.
The most vulnerable people in the world are also the most reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods
For farmers and other small business owners, selling the goods they produce presents many challenges. Some don’t have transportation.
Weak governance is one of the biggest roadblocks to effective, lasting development. It compounds every other issue we’re working to address, like climate change, poverty, lack of education, food security and healthcare.
We contribute rigorously-produced reports on what programs and policies are the most effective in addressing the major development challenges of our time.
In every community where we work, we connect people to the resources and opportunities they need to build strong, stable livelihoods that can withstand future challenges.
Throughout its history, Help Meet Shine has demonstrated innovation, timeliness and the ability to quickly adapt to changing realities.