The Source Connection Foundation, Netherlands
The Source Connection is a volunteer organisation founded in 2001. The goal is to support local initiatives in 3rd world countries with knowledge, skills and experience. The way the organisation works is that the ownership of the project is as much as possible in the hands of the local population. Most of all Source Connection wants to facilitate the initiatives of those who wants to improve the quality of life for themselves and for their community. As much as possible we want to stay close to "the source", that means that we want to involve all knowledge, skills, materials, energy etc that is already there and the we only want to "add value" when needed. Most of the time our activities are focused on projects like starting up new small businesses or community based tourism. In some cases we also faciltate and support projects for clean drinking water, sanitation and irrigation/farming, when lack of those conditions are a barrier for the plans of the local population.