Solving poverty is easy. Here’s how (and where we focus).
Education — improve your values, improve your fate.
Again and again, education — the journey of answering questions — has proven to be the master key that disrupts the vicious cycle of poverty.
Mahtabe specializes in the creation of grassroots schools, youth learning journeys, as well as community-awareness campaigns that lean toward values-based personal transformation.
Infrastructure — because dignity matters.
Toilets, drainage systems, water access points and the like—all of these necessities are required for the basic running of any society. Without them, public health is put at risk and, more subtly, people feel robbed of their dignity, which leads to a sense of hopelessness and despair, which further fuels the cycle of poverty.
Mahtabe partners with local community leaders to develop needs-based solutions that address infrastructure deficiencies and, further, sees these practical projects as opportunities to constructively engage residents to become agents of change.
Income Generation -
a rising tide lifts all boats.
When you can barely afford to eat and do not see viable ways to improve your fate, this is when crime and various “shortcut”-taking strategies emerge. Most wish to provide for their themselves and their families in wholesome, dignified ways and may even have good ideas for how to do so. They just need a helping hand to get started—and more than that, somebody who sees their intrinsic worth and humanity.
Mahtabe provides seed funding and empowering oversight to self-starters and creative entrepreneurs who are ready to be the change they wish to see in the world.