We engage rural African communities to reduce malnutrition through locally owned businesses.
1. People, Not Projects
First and foremost, we engage in relationships of mutual trust and common understanding between The Mango Project and developing communities to identify primary health needs. We work together to create a sustainable, low-cost plan that uses locally available and appropriate resources to help them achieve their health goal. When needed, The Mango Project provides training to key leaders to create a locally driven and controlled project.
Relationships are foundational. We believe that the strength of the relationship determines the outcome of the project. The Mango Project exists as a partnership between community leaders to both allow the sustainability of the project, but more profoundly to create development and economic bonds across ethnic, political and religious divides.
Health should be a right to us all. We believe that communities can not thrive when they are undermined by malnutrition and preventable disease. As communities identify their greatest health need, we enter into the fight with them.
There is power and dignity in us all. This is lost when dependency prevails. We believe that sustainability is achieved when solutions and resources are locally based, and can be replicated apart from outside intervention. When people invest their own resources and ideas into their community, sustainability is possible.