Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. We envision a world where everyone has the freedom, means and ability to live and prosper with dignity. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself. Working in more than 20 countries, we make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector and NGOs as partners for good – bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals.
With more than 60 years of experience, Global Communities has been a green construction pioneer in the international development arena. With our expertise rooted in affordable housing, we have incorporated environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient elements into the home improvement, community infrastructure and school construction projects we implement with our local partners, and as part of our post-disaster reconstruction efforts. Addressing the entire building life cycle in a sustainable way not only benefits the environment, it also reduces long-term operating costs and increases the productivity and health of inhabitants. Global Communities works in partnership with the private sector, civil society and local and national governments to promote sustainable construction and green schools through policy reform and advocacy, construction sector development and job training, green microfinance and improved infrastructure management.