NO QUICK FIXES
We believe long-term commitment is important. That pretty much sums us up. Strong relationships don’t happen quickly; people don’t open doors and invite you into their lives if they don’t trust you.
Our founder Justin Whitecross started in Thailand back in 1995 with no idea of what lay ahead. Justin experienced extreme poverty and suffering in rural areas and cities and faced many uncomfortable truths about aid effectiveness and ‘solutions’ to poverty and heinous exploitation of children. His vision to impact lives and create change in villages and towns continues to inspire people to join with One Thousand Villages. One Thousand Villages is people acting together, committing to solving problems in poorer communities and preventing exploitation and abuse of children. There are no fast and easy solutions to addressing poverty and how it effects families and children. We know that problems are not insurmountable and can be faced honestly, opening new dialogue and opportunities to effect change.