Healthy Communities works with local leaders, churches, schools, servant teams, and other organizations to identify the long-term needs of each community. Our goal is to improve the quality of community life through water filters, fuel efficient stoves and education.
We use 4 key principles of Christian community development:
Church based: Each of our projects and programs is led by local leaders from the church. We want to support the local church to better equipped to serve their own community.
Empowerment: We strive to do things with people, not for people. Families have to be involved in each step of the program.
Relocation: We train and work with local technicians who live in the communities.
Reconciliation: between neighbors, between people and God, between communities and the environment and between catholic and evangelical churches.
Our staff members are Gerber and Michelle Pérez.