First Things Foundation sends unique, ingenious, hard working entrepreneurs to live humbly for 20+ months in extremely impoverished villages around the world. Upon arrival our focus is language acquisition, education and food security, but our methods aim to turn the colonial model of development upside down; we simply listen. Our FTF coordinators immerse themselves and live modestly: Mud huts, footpaths, bucket baths, candlelight reading, and the occasional intestinal parasite. Our coordinators become one with the people they serve, eventually facilitating amazing entrepreneurial projects that help to raise people out of poverty. We believe that authentic human relationships are the basis for love. And where there is love, all projects are possible.