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In 2015, Nourish International invested $108,000 and 77 student interns to implement 27 projects in 9 different countries.


Past Partners

 Classroom Construction in Uganda

Organization: Uganda Rural Fund (URF)

Location: Kyetume, Masaka, Uganda

Budget: $2250

Chapters Involved: Boston University, Hope College

Team Size: 3

Project Leaders: Blair Wood, Kanoko Yamazaki

Project Blog:

BU 2014

Hope 2014

Project Overview:

Boston University and Hope College partnered with URF to construct a safe classroom for Hope Junior School in Kyetume, Maska, Uganda. The project aimed to create a positive educational environment for children. Project interns constructed a school to serve as a more permanent form of education in the community, as well as a foundation for higher level classes. The long-term impact of the project is to gradually encourage the break of the intergenerational cycle of poverty through education empowerment.

Student Role:

  • Assisted with the construction of classrooms in the kindergarten school under the supervision of local building contractors (e.g. digging, mixing concrete, laying bricks, plastering walls, painting)
  • Interviewed the school staff and local parents about their thoughts on the construction of the classrooms

Water Pipeline Construction and Sexual Health Education in Cameroon

Organization: Better Family Foundation

Location: Fundong, Cameroon

Budget: $4,000

Chapters Involved: Claremont University, California State Polytechnic University in Pomona

Team Size: 8

Project Leaders: Kacey Hopson, Cat Craven-Matthews

Project Blog:

Claremont 2014

Cal Poly 2014

Project Overview:

Claremont University and California State Polytechnic University in Pomona partnered with Better Family Foundation to reduce the contraction rate of HIV/AIDS and other STIs, and improve overall sexual health in Fundong, Cameroon. Project interns worked alongside Care Group peer educators to build and sustain a functional pipeline that provides clean, potable water to the Fundong-area community, thus mitigating risk of waterborne diseases and illnesses. Additionally, they developed and executed a long-term community workshop program to spread knowledge and awareness of sexual health, specifically emphasizing preventative methods for reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Student Role:

  • Completed facilitation and behavior change communication workshop
  • Created and executed HIV/AIDS awareness and informational seminars
  • Assisted in the construction and maintenance of a water pipeline
  • Volunteered in other small projects around the community
  • Developed surveys to distribute to the community
  • Developed interview questions and conducted interviews with community members

Economic Empowerment Workshops in Peru

Organization: Moche

Location: Ciudad de Dios, Peru

Budget: $2,000

Chapters Involved: Emory University, University of Kansas

Team Size: 5

Project Leader: Kathryn Taylor

Project Blog:

Emory 2014

KU 2014

Project Overview:

Emory University and University of Kansas partnered with Moche in Ciudad de Dios, Peru to improve the small businesses of rural weaver women by creating and executing educational workshops for adult women and youth in marketing, business and sanitation. The long-term impact of the project is to empower women through education and help them achieve a higher income, a growing business, and business expansion into international markets.

Student Role:

  • Taught educational workshops to women and children
  • Constructed market stalls
  • Brought samples and ideas to design new products

Community Garden Construction and Nutrition Workshops in Guatemala

Organization: Mayan Families

Location: Panajachel, Guatemala

Budget: $1,800

Chapters Involved: Indiana University

Team Size: 7

Project Leader: Jennifer Hillman

Project Blog: IU 2014

Project Overview:

Indiana University partnered with Mayan Families in Panajachel, Guatemala to build a community garden, train community members how to maintain the garden and properly grow produce, and implement nutrition workshops. The long-term impact of the project is to ensure that the community understands the importance of nutrition and has the option to consume more nutritional meals from the community garden.

Student Role:

  • Built a community garden
  • Implemented nutrition and cooking workshops
  • Demonstrated how to clean and cook produce
  • Trained community members on how to take care of the garden once students leave

Latrine Construction and Sanitation Education in Peru

Organization: Moche

Location: Collambay, Peru

Budget: $1600

Chapters Involved: Kansas University, University of Wisconsin, Claremont University

Team Size: 0

Project Leader: N/A

Project Blog:

KU 2014

Claremont 2014

UW 2014

Project Overview: Students from KU, UW, and Claremont Chapters raised funds to support Moche employees and the local community in Collambay, Peru to build sustainable latrines and provide better access to sanitation. The long-term goal is for Collambay to experience improvement in the state of the environment, community infrastructure and community health. Furthermore, these sanitation efforts will prevent damage to the ancient Chimu/Inka site of Cerro Huancho, better preserving it for future generations to appreciate.

Student Role:

  • Held various fundraisers in order to raise money for the project
  • Built latrines
  • Planned and implemented a health fair
  • Created activities and lesson plans on sanitation

Development of Community Garden in Ecuador

Organization: Triple Salto

Location: Quito, Ecuador

Budget: $8,000

Chapters Involved: Ohio State University

Team Size: 8

Project Leader: Musab Imam

Project Blog: OSU 2014

Project Overview: Ohio State University partnered with Triple Salto to build greenhouses for a community in Quito, Ecuador. These greenhouses provide families with fresh produce thus working to combat malnutrition. Families also had the opportunity to sell excess produce to provide families with an alternate source of income.

Student Role:

  • Constructed 1-2 micro greenhouses and 1-2 compost wormeries

Teaching, Planting, and Repairing in Ecuador

Organization: Arajuno Road Project

Location: Arajuno, Ecuador

Budget: $1500

Chapters Involved: University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University

Team Size: 6

Project Leader: Antara Stable

Project Blog:

Cornell 2014

UPenn 2014

Project Overview: University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University partnered with Arajuno Road Project in Arajuno, Ecuador to teach at a summer camp, create community gardens, and repair school bathrooms.

Student Role:

  • Taught at a summer camp
  • Created community gardens
  • Repaired school bathrooms

To see all of our past partners and other organizations impacting poverty, visit our projects database here.