Clean water.     Mosquito nets.     Fortified food.     Early breastfeeding.
If the world has such clear solutions to poverty-related problems...


WHY DO MILLIONS STILL SUFFER EACH YEAR?



Because people must form new habits to drink from a new water source, sleep
under a mosquito net regularly, plant an unfamiliar crop, or eat something new.


OLD HABITS DIE HARD.



And anyone who's tried changing habits knows
you can't just tell people what's best for them.
 
 

 

We believe deeply in social impact organizations around the world. With a bit of help, many are ready to go beyond educating and begin marketing. The community-based approach we practice and preach starts with cultural understanding, which lends power to communication strategies that change behavior. This enables our partners to help people embrace critical solutions and ideas.

 

 

partner Organizations

I’ve been here 18 years, and you’ve reshaped the way we think about our program’s reach and what’s possible.
— Jimmy Ng, Program Director, The Growing Experience Urban Farm, Long Beach, CA
We weren’t even capable of envisioning these results before discovering the rationale and process behind social marketing.
— Jake Weisenthal, Country Director, Semilla Nueva, Guatemala
This is it! We’ve pinpointed what we must do. Now, working backwards from there becomes easy!
— Naomi Nyanchama, Program Director, Village HopeCore International, Kenya
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Project snapshots
 

Getting risk-averse farmers
to plant fortified corn
with Semilla Nueva
in Southern Guatemala

Getting schoolchildren
to drink clean water
with Village HopeCore International
in Eastern Kenya
Getting low-income families
to buy healthy produce
with The Growing Experience
in a California Housing Development

Getting risk-averse farmers
to plant fortified corn
with REDSEGUA & WFP
in Eastern Guatemala
Getting subsistence farmers
to store grain properly
with Semilla Nueva
in Guatemala, nationwide
Getting left-behind children
to stop skipping meals
with World Vision Taiwan
in Taiwan's Indigenous Villages


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