Volume III | January 31, 2020
Why Does Developing Our World Focus on Holistic Community Development
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals , along with the 169 targets, focus on a wide variety of issues from climate change to partnerships, are committed to ending poverty. “Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development,” states the agenda’s preamble.

Developing Our World aligned to these goals because, poverty has several nuances. From a Biblical stand point, every single human being suffer of poverty. It could be a "poverty of Spiritual Intimacy," "poverty of being," "poverty of community," and "poverty of stewardship." In reality, all human beings are poor. For more information about this, read "When Helping Hurts" from Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert.

In light of this, Developing Our World, a non-profit organization is working tirelessly to contribute to the achievement of these goals in Guatemala and around the world. Through the approach of holistic community development, we provide a range of programs and projects that try to solve these problems. These work as a platform where individuals, leaders, schools, churches and even the government can come together and play different roles in various capacities to improve the lives of people, in order to eradicate poverty. The programs range from leadership training to education to healthcare, and more. We believe in initiating change from the bottom-most level all the way to the top; therefore it applies a holistic community development approach.
Quality Education for All
Among these Millennium Goals (MDGs) and taking advantage of the fact that April 1 marks World Education Day (agreement between the UN and UNESCO), today we want to influence this objective, of access to universal primary education.

Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls
Women and girls make up half the world's population. Therefore, they are half the human potential to achieve sustainable development. However, at present, gender inequality persists everywhere, which leads to stagnation in social and economic progress. At Developing Our World, we are taking real-time action to ensure gender equality and women’s rights around the world.

Sustainable Development Goal 6
Clean Water and Sanitation
Accessibility to water, sanitation and hygiene is a human right. However, millions of people in the world continue to face enormous difficulties daily to access these elementary services. Developing Our World is striving to help the world reach sustainable development goal 6 for clean water and sanitation by 2030.