The Global Village Hands Project will channel humanitarian support to small and poor villages in SE-Asia, preferably to those trying to live more traditional lives and may be having challenges to do so for various reasons, particularly those related to the affects of modern development.
Global Village Hands Culture Preservation Project
The premise of “Global Village Hands” is to channel humanitarian support to small and poor villages in SE-Asia, and throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and preferably to those communities that are trying to live more traditional lives but may be having challenges to do so for various reasons. We likewise wish to assist them with countering the socioeconomic effects that modern development (ie the global market system) continues having on their communities, which is creating a myriad of socioeconomic problems that are essentially dissolving the traditional cultures of these communities.
The goal is not to provide direct monetary support but rather acquire the goods and services that villagers used to be able to provide more for themselves via their natural environment and cultural traditions (ie food, clothing and medicine), and now rely on services provided by mainstream society (ie city markets and Western medicine).
Funds raised for this project will be used for villagers’ basic living necessities, such as rice, salt, vegetables, chili, lantern oil (for villages without electricity), seeds, and roofing materials. If this program advances, we will look to create agriculture development projects that will allow villagers to live a more self sustaining lifestyle, as well as cultivate cultural preservation efforts for reinstalling lost or waning traditions related to food, dress, language, and the Arts.
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