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 be 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.