Our Historical Giving
Since the start of The Forgotten International, we have worked to find and fund a variety of organizations in several different countries that work in one way or another, to help lift the poorest of the poor out of poverty. Over the years, we have helped close to 40 such programs. Our mission has always been to once such organizations can help themselves and become self-sufficient, that is the time to leave them and find other fledgling grassroots organizations that need our help to get to the next level of operation. We also don’t generally fund programs that are bigger than we are or for some reason, have difficulty managing the funds we have provided them.
Our Year in Review
Each year, since we started the foundation, we have published quarterly newsletters as to our work. At the end of the year, we look through our newsletters and publish a Year in Review. See our historical “Year in Review”s from 2009 to today, as well as our complete history of newsletters.
A letter from the Dalai Lama
Since even before The Forgotten International came to be, our Founder Tom Nazario had worked for a number of years, with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In many ways, it was because of his relationship with the Dalai Lama and His Holiness’ advice to what Tom might do with his life, that The Forgotten International was started. Also, over the years, our organization has done events with the Dalai Lama and several years ago, when we were writing and researching a book on those who live around the world on a Dollar a Day, His Holiness wrote us a letter which serves as the Foreword to Living on a Dollar a Day where he praised us for continuing to do the work we do.