We work to directly alleviate poverty in local communities in three main ways. We provide small grants and gifts to grassroots organizations in nine different countries. We sponsor impoverished children’s education and other needs they may have to succeed through our Children’s Fund. We send talented volunteers to do skilled work with poverty-alleviation agencies through our Fellows program.
The Forgotten International supports organizations working to alleviate poverty through education, women’s empowerment, and community development with through our giving program. The 26 grassroots organizations we currently support are located in Cambodia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Peru, Thailand, and Uganda. We make grants to community organizations, village schools, charitable medical clinics, and orphanages. We also have given needed supplies, including medical equipment, clothes, and shoes to several of these organizations.
TFI also sponsors the education of some specific extraordinary children that we have come across in our work through our Children’s Fund. The stories of these seven children compelled us to find ways to directly support them. We have committed to sponsoring their educational needs at least through the end of high school, and beyond for higher education or vocational programs. The children we presently support are in Ghana and India.
We also provide grassroots agencies with skilled volunteers to address the specific needs they are encountering in their work through our Fellowship program. These volunteers live and work on site for at least eight weeks.
This work is done in the following nine countries: