Better Lives’ mission is to help disadvantaged children grow up healthy, educated, and trained to earn an income. We do this by collaborating with local partner organizations, schools, and families. These collaborations enable us to create localized solutions that are holistic and sustainable.[expand title=”+ Our Objectives” trigclass=”comtitle” targclass=”comtarg” elwraptag=”div” elwrapclass=”comdiv”]Our objective is to enable families to improve their children’s lives in six focus areas: water access, soil nourishment, vegetable growing, income generation, home improvement, and education enhancement.  We call these six practice areas the Six Practices of Rural Life Improvement.[/expand][expand title=”+ Where We Work” trigclass=”comtitle” targclass=”comtarg” elwraptag=”div” elwrapclass=”comdiv”]Better Lives supports partners in 8 countries and our primary focus is in East Africa and Southeast Asia. Countries we work in include:


United States

Philippines[/expand][expand title=”+ Who We Are” trigclass=”comtitle” targclass=”comtarg” elwraptag=”div” elwrapclass=”comdiv”]The Better Lives team includes coordinators, local partners, schools, and families. All of these groups work together to achieve Better Lives’ mission and improves the lives of children.

Local families are our most important partners. They are both collaborators and customers. Families determine the success of programs and projects because they are the end-users. We engage families throughout the solution process because they have the best understanding how to improve the lives of their children.

Better Lives collaborates with dozens of schools across the world because schools play a vital role in the well-being of children. Schools understand children’s challenges and are important partners in delivering solutions that solve those challenges. Schools can help build the relationship between our local partners and the families and children they serve.

Local Partners
Our local partner organizations support schools and families in their communities by collaborating to develop and deliver solutions that improve water access, soil fertility, income, housing, and education.

Our small team of globally mobile coordinators assists our local partners with strategy, product development, and program management. Their objective is to improve the capacity of the local partners they work with so that over time partners become self-reliant.[/expand]