ADEMI – 2017 Charity Advent Calendar

ADEMI – 2017 Charity Advent Calendar

“On the 14th day of Christmas….” Christmas is a time of community and few know the true meaning of working in community like ADEMI. Who are they? ADEMI – Asociacion de Mujeres Ixpiyakok – is one of the first organisations we have come across which is 100% created, and fully managed by, women who have […]

Asociacion BPD – 2017 Charity Advent Calendar

Asociacion BPD – 2017 Charity Advent Calendar

“On the 11th, 12th and 13th day of Christmas FieldWorks gave to ye…”     Who are they? Asociación BPD (ABPD) (known as ALDEA in the US) addresses the principal needs of rural Mayan communities in the Department of Chimaltenango, Guatemala.  Working directly with indigenous communities they empower them to tackle issues like chronic malnutrition […]

Asociación SERES – 2017 Charity Advent Calendar

Asociación SERES – 2017 Charity Advent Calendar

“On the 5th, 6th and 7th day of Christmas FieldWorks gave to ye….”   Who are they? SERES is a transformational leadership organisation that empowers youth in low-income rural economies of Guatemala and El Salvador to become active leaders in their communities. Why we like them? What’s not to like!? SERES is inspiring the Guatemalan […]

Silver bullet? Sorry, there is none.

Silver bullet? Sorry, there is none.

I recently read two things that irritated me. This article in the Washington Post about the role of philanthropy and this blog piece on Watsi (this second one i urge you to read).  Watsi is start-up that aims to “provide healthcare for every person in the world”.  It’s basically individual crowdfunding, at a push Kiva […]

A “good” NGO – bridging the trust deficit

A “good” NGO – bridging the trust deficit

A recent question on Facebook made me realise it was time to share more thoughts on one of the key elements of FieldWorks.  When Fede and I started this journey we felt, and continue to believe, that the system is unbalanced. It overlooks organisations who collaborate effectively with their end users in favour of those […]