August Letter from the Director

In the past year Loom has seen incredible changes and expansion of our work in East Africa. This year’s annual report celebrates everything from biogas construction to an alliance of eighty-nine schools working among the most vulnerable. We celebrate the innovation, sacrifice, and tenacity of our partners who are committed to seeing their communities become…

Nissi Undurthi

“I am fascinated by stories I hear, stories of people, the choices people have, and the decisions they make with them. I heard about Loom from a mutual friend, and what interested me most was Loom’s grassroots approach in lifting vulnerable communities of the world out of poverty through the involvement of their own community…

Nightlight Thailand

Nightlight ThailandDESCRIPTION: More people globally are expected to join the middle class over the next two decades. This is good for individual prosperity but it will increase demand for more services, including the sex industry which thrives in many areas of the world, such as Thailand. NightLight Bangkok builds trusting relationships with individuals in the…

Sustainable Communities in New Delhi

Sustainable Communities in New DelhiDESCRIPTION: Lal Kuan, a slum area in New Delhi, India, is an area with high poverty and lack of opportunity. Most children do not go to school, but instead help their parents by working as garbage collectors, carwashers, or helping in shops. Nearby government schools are known for being crowded, with …

Project Destiny Kids

Project Destiny KidsDESCRIPTION: Project Destiny Kids (PDK) is a nonprofit organization reaching out the needs of street children in Butuan City in the Philippines. PDK consists of weekly outreaches to street children in the streets and a rehabilitation home called The Shelter. Their desire is to reach out to hurting, neglected, abused, addicted children and…

Reduced Inequality in Mumbai

Reduced Inequality in MumbaiDESCRIPTION: For the poorest girls in Mumbai the inequality gap is staggering, leaving them extremely vulnerable. Female adult literacy rate in India stands at 47%. Many never receive an education and are never able to get employment that provides for their basic survival. Many end up falling prey to traffickers. The social innovators…

Reduced Inequality for First Nations

Reduced Inequality for First NationsDESCRIPTION: The life of America’s first citizens, especially those now living on federal reservations, is quite different from the majority of Americans. Broken treaties, historic poverty, isolation, racism and injustice are still impacting Native Americans today. The tenth Sustainable Development Guide is Reduced Inequality, is particularly applicable to this people group who still face prejudice,…