WHAT WE DO :
Into The Nations started with a desire and an idea to help break the cycle of of poverty for incredibly talented artisans living in developing countries. Measurable change and sustainable growth are what we're after for the individuals we work with! ITN is careful not to foster dependency or short term benefit, but instead is working to empower these artisans to create a lasting change that they can self sustain. Our goal of empowerment revolves around four vital points of improvement; economic stability, family reintegration, education and community development. A small push in the right direction from ITN ultimately cultivates a new motivation for self-improvement. We believe in initiating growth with sweat equity! Those living in poverty do not need a handout; they need to be empowered!
HOW WE DO IT :
Step 1: The process starts with an evaluation of the basic needs, social context, and family dynamic of the artisan. From there, we are able to create strategic plan tailored to find a solution for their specific needs. Step 2: An ITN team comes to alleviate the artisan's physiological needs ( fixing their home, providing clean water, etc.). Once these basic needs are taken care of, the artisan can begin to think about providing for the future, not only day to day survival. Step 3: We will walk alongside the artisan to develop and execute a business plan for their craft. Step 4: Operating concurrently with step 3, develop a strategy that provides benefit to the community as a whole. This could include a building a community garden or fixing the local soccer field WITH those who will be using it.
THE Team :
Sandy Study, Kali Coble, Veronica Howard, Brandon Study