Who We Are


The Better Lives team includes coordinators, local partners, schools, and families. All of these groups work together to achieve Better Lives’ mission and improve the lives of children.



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.

Local Partners

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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. 


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.


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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.



Sponsors help families improve their living conditions in disadvantaged communities. They do this by offering donations and loans. As members of the Better Lives team, sponsors have the option to travel to visit the children, families and communities that they help.

Student Groups


Student groups from the US and Europe contribute to Better Lives mission by collaborating with our local partners to fund and implement projects. Students raise money in their home country before visiting local partners to implement the projects they fund. Local partners greatly appreciate the project funding, as well as the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with students.