Supporting families and communities
The core strength of everything LiveDifferent does is centered around authentic relationships where we learn from and are encouraged by each other.
We first partnered with communities in developing countries to build homes so families could get the security and care they need. But the more closely we worked with the people of these communities, the more we understood how unexpected challenges bring about additional hardships to families and communities working hard to get ahead.
That’s why we created the Emergency Relief and Community Development Fund.
Emergency Relief and Community Development Fund
It’s thanks to our enthusiastic volunteers that this fund has been brought to life! Seeing volunteers over-fundraise for their Build and wanting to do more, we knew we could use these funds to help meet critical needs while also investing in long-term sustainability.
Through the Emergency Relief and Community Development Fund, we’re able to have a timely and ongoing positive impact in local communities. Funds continue to be replenished by volunteers over-fundraising for Builds, as well as direct donations from our generous donors.
While working with local leaders, government officials, community members and organizations, we are able to:
Respond to immediate needs
There are always unforeseen challenges that arise, so we use this fund to meet the immediate needs of the families and communities we work with. Some of these challenges include restricted access to medical care, food insecurity, school fees and funeral costs (costs which can total to one years’ worth of wages).
Assist with community initiatives
We invest in projects that can help strengthen the community as a whole. This fund has been used to make repairs and upgrades, and build recreational facilities, roads, bridges and water cisterns.