Change the common perspective on
developmental aid, charity and trade.
When you live in less developed parts of the world like Ghana, it is very expensive to live a healthy life. So, when you are poor, you are automatically convicted to live an unhealthy life. At Leap into Life we discovered ways to change that vicious circle. Not just for today, but more important, for the long term.
Over the years, in close cooperation with the Dagomba tribe in the Northern Region of Ghana, we learnt how we as westerners can really make a difference in parts of the world where its inhabitants have different needs, habits and traditions.
Alignment tradition of sharing
This hands-on experience in Ghana resulted in an approach towards developmental aid that is not comparable with traditional Western NGO's and charity funds. The main difference being the way we work with the principle of emergence and natural growth. We create circumstances for entrepreneurship in alignment with the tradition of sharing.
Our approach towards developmental aid is based on:
- fair chain,
- true principles of sharing,
- profound Spiral Dynamics insights,
- learning by doing.
What we do for other NGO's
"What we do is relevant at a much larger scale
than what we are doing today!"
Recent years in Ghana tought us why and how the traditional Western approach towards developmental aid is often not successful for the long term. And actually in most cases, from a profit point of view, lacking a fair shared revenue system. Too often the real revenues float back into our Western society, instead of benefitting the people that really need it.
Our approach and role is real, honest and genuine; we translate hope into opportunities and new practices. We help to 'take care of the pond' instead of teaching people how to fish. That's what makes us different from average foundations. And though we work on a small scale, our story is far beyond imagination ...