The vast majority of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas where land is a primary source of income, security, opportunity, and social status. Of those people, more than one billion lack legal rights over the land they use to survive. Without legal rights to this key asset, women, men, families, and communities become entrenched in cycles of poverty that can persist for generations.
Landesa works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people. By partnering with developing country governments to design and implement laws, policies, and programs, Landesa helps provide one of the most basic, powerful resources for lifting oneself and one’s family out of poverty: land.
This transformation—from land insecurity or landlessness to secure rights to land—has boosted agricultural productivity and improved health, nutrition, and school enrollment in hundreds of villages across the globe. Land rights also play a critical role in the empowerment of rural women.
Landesa envisions a world free of poverty–but we can’t do it alone.
A gift to Landesa is a gift in support of equal opportunity and broad prosperity. And even a small gift can have a big impact. Because Landesa strives for systemic change, your gift will support large scale efforts that can create a brighter future for millions of poor rural families.
No matter the amount, your gift will make a difference in the lives of the rural poor.
- $30 can help Landesa continue its work with tribal elders in Kenya, teaching them about women’s land rights, and encouraging them to advocate for equal rights for women and girls in their communities.
- $100 can help provide technical assistance to newly-democratic or post-conflict governments who want to establish secure land rights for women and men – influencing laws and policies that can impact millions.
- $250 can allow Landesa’s legal aid workers provide assistance to rural families to secure and protect their rights to land they till.
- $500 can support Landesa’s efforts to teach adolescent girls in India about their rights, and how to exercise those rights through an act as simple as gardening.
Together, through the power of land, we can create new opportunities for the world’s poorest and broad, transformational change that will take hold for generations.