On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which outlines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. In support of the Agenda, we have aligned our values with eleven of the SDGs to end poverty.

At the BI, we incubate good poverty relief interventions to test their effectiveness for remote rural areas like ours. We actively develop partnerships through which these interventions can be shared and replicated. We are located in one of the most rural parts of the Mbhashe municipality, which is one of the poorest in South Africa (according to latest census results). The area epitomises the most acute poverty challenges of the country and the globe at large.

It is clear that the approach to developing vibrant and sustainable rural communities has to be a holistic one. There is no one single intervention, no ‘silver bullet’, that can enable a path out of poverty. Over time we have steadily built our interventions to span the spectrum of pre-conception to career, with four focus areas: education, health & nutrition, sustainable livelihoods, and vibrant villages.

Your support enables us to continue our work AND contributes to the collective pursuit of global development. Let us walk the path together to end poverty.