At Abide Well, we are passionate about providing “strong homes” for individuals in need. A strong home is a term Swazis use about a house built from masonry, typically with a cinder block. These differ from ones constructed from sticks, mud, and cow dung. We go above and beyond the construction industry standard. Our roofs are twice as thick as the average roof in the country.
While we take pride in our homes, we are even more excited about the sustainable model of community development that creates the “backbone” of our organization. We build relationships in villages long before we ever place our first block. We engage rural communities on a personal level, communicating with regional chiefs, local pastors, community leaders, and eventually with every family in the community. We do this because we take seriously the mistakes of previous well-meaning organizations, which have come and gone and left behind a damaging cycle of external reliance.
We approach the issue of poverty with an asset-based community development model, whereby individuals in communities are encouraged and expected to bring themselves out of poverty.
Program Countries: Eswatini
Focuses: Construction & Infrastructure
Team Lead: Nathan Burlingame
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