Civil Society & Governance

Empowering individuals and communities to lead the way to positive, sustainable change

Vulnerable populations will remain vulnerable until they are empowered to be active citizens and become the movers and shakers in their communities.

In order to address challenges including dirty water, poverty, human trafficking, gender-based violence,  food security, climate change, and more, we work within communities to empower individuals to become catalysts for positive, sustainable change and build an engaged civil society.

This includes facilitating dialogue between communities, businesses, and governments.

Whether it’s through the establishment of our Village Water Committees, Village Development Committees, Community Early Childhood Development Committees, Indigenous Community Committees, or more, we are striving to empower vulnerable populations at the individual and community level to lead the positive change long after we are gone. 

Biking Over Barriers

Partnerships are key to promoting opportunity, dignity, and hope in the world. Continue reading to find out how they are making a difference in Sierra Leone!

2021 Intern: Ashleigh Gushiken

A rising Junior at George Washington University, Ashleigh is spending her fall addressing human trafficking and learning about life in the NGO space. Here’s what she thinks of her experience so far…

2021 Intern: Anja Lendi

“I have always said that in whatever I do, I want to help someone somewhere. So to work on several projects that help people in need is a dream come true for me.”

2020 Intern: Kaylee Abato

Meet Fall 2020 intern Kaylee Abato. Kaylee is interning in our communication department, focusing on getting the word out about the importance of WASH for healthcare.

Summer 2020 Intern: Grace Payne

Meet Summer 2020 fellow Grace Payne. This summer Grace is serving as our Legal Intern under our Chief Legal Officer. She is a huge help to WHI as her work allows our professional staff to focus more energy on the projects on their plates! This is especially...

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Please note that in the unlikely event a specific appeal becomes overfunded, surplus funds will be redirected towards a similar relief or community development project.

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