Too many non-profits talk about collaborative work, while failing to actualize this work. Because this is a small charity, with direct and personal connections to organizations on the ground, and because we deliver services that are concrete and tangible, we are committed to collaborations that begin on-the-ground. We want to empower organizations and projects dedicated to community participation— ideally, that begin from the very communities we support and effectively give back to those communities. Collaboration also means building a global network of volunteers and participants— who give their time, energy, support, and funding— to the partnerships we’re supporting, so that collaboration creatively extends across global networks. First and foremost, we are committed to a form of collaboration that begins with careful listening and thoughtful dialogue, so that our collaborations are strong, supportive, and ethical. So that we can avoid mirroring the power dynamics so often seen within Western non-profits working in foreign countries.