Exporting America's Best Resource: Entrepreneurial People

First Things Foundation places hard working entrepreneurs in impoverished villages serving the poorest of the poor. We turn the colonial model of development upside down. We listen to the people, immerse ourselves in their culture and live among them in the most modest of circumstances — mud huts, footpaths, bucket baths, candlelight reading, and the occasional intestinal parasite.

FTF coordinators become one with the people we serve. Through listening we learn, and only after learning do we start to build. As a result our projects lift people out of their poverty permanently rather than merely ameliorating their suffering for a short time. The relationships we develop foster love. Where love flourishes trust and creativity follow. That's why our projects are successful and why we ask you to partner with us.