You may have heard the old adage, “it takes a village to raise a child.” Here at CREATE!, we believe that it takes a global village to raise up communities that have been negatively impacted by the effects of climate change. And indeed, we have seen the amazing changes that are possible when the global community comes together to help those in need.
Since 2014, we have been fortunate enough to partner with Vibrant Village Foundation (VVF), which invests in the potential of communities around the world by supporting villages in the areas of nutrition and health, clean water, agriculture, education, arts, and economic development. VVF supports a portion of CREATE! programs in all of our partner communities, truly bringing together the global community with local villages. This past week, Vibrant Village Foundation Program Officer Mariéme Daff got the grand tour of CREATE!’s partner villages with CREATE! Founder Barry Wheeler. Check out some of the photos from her visit!
In this week of Thanksgiving, we can’t help but to feel grateful not only for the ongoing support of our donors and partner organizations that help to make these programs possible, but also to all the hardworking women and men in our partner communities. Time and again, we are inspired and humbled by the amazing things that are possible when a global village comes together to make lasting change.