Examples from the past
It is still early days at Concentric Development, and the initiatives described below are just gaining momentum. If you'd like to read about a couple of examples from pre-Concentric days to give you a flavor of kinds of things we have done click Here.
clean water through the local church in india
Lack of access to clean water is a huge problem for more than 800 million people in the developing world, and many generous Christians annually give tens of millions of dollars to organizations that seek to address this critical need. In most places it is not difficult to put in a well, and it can often be done in a week or less. Many outfits withdraw when the water is flowing, and a huge opportunity is lost. What opportunity is that? Well, consider the new initiative that we are helping Neverthirst (see www.neverthirstwater.org) develop for India which aims to equip the church to help poor and marginalized people gain access to clean water while sharing the love of Christ. . . . [Click here for more]
Improving learning outcomes for the poor in Hyderabad
Access to good education is the key to broadening opportunities for the poor, particularly in India. “Good” is the operative word here, and in India parents have come to associate quality education with schools where the teachers consistently show up for work and where instruction is in English. That means private schools. Well intentioned donors might think the best way to help the poor access quality education is to establish schools for them. There are several problems with this approach. . . .. [Click here for more]
Standards in the clean water industry
The research conducted by Ministry Spotlight in 2010 documented the remarkable response by generous and concerned Christians to the clean water crisis in developing countries, where more than 800 million people lack access to this basic need. Many of the more than 55 non-profits that claim a Christian identity in the clean water industry are doing outstanding work, but many could achieve a lot more and some are inadvertently furthering dependency, fostering community conflict and providing opportunities for government corruption. . . . [Click here for more]