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- What does IARUD do?
- How can I get involved?
- If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
- What is IARUD aiming to accomplish?
- What are IARUD's key strategies for making this happen?
- What are IARUD's capabilities for doing this?
- How will IARUD know if they are making progress?
- What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
Our organization works to promote the education of underprivileged children, the well-being of vulnerable women, and affordable housing for the homeless. The purpose of IARUD is to contribute to the development and progress of rural and urban communities, particularly in developing countries and globally.
We’re always looking for individuals like you who want to make a difference in this world. Visit our How To Help section to discover ways to donate or volunteer.
We have a responsibility to our community and our donors and work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law. Visit our Financials page to learn more.
International Association for Rural and Urban Development has many goals:
-Educate children in developing countries and the world in general. (SDGs-Goal4). By 2025, IARUD would like to help educate more than 20.000 children in rural and urban communities.
-Empower women and ensure their equal rights. (SDGs- Goal 5). By 2025, IARUD would like to empower more than 3000 women in rural and urban areas.
-Promote affordable housing for the homeless population. (SDGs – Goal 11). IARUD wants to help 300 homeless people with better living conditions and affordable housing by 2025.
For children's education, our organization supports the needed of the growing number of children who experience adversity in the form of poverty and homelessness. This support mainly focuses on financial donations and materials to allow children to go to school with peace of mind. Evidence shows that poverty is reduced faster if we invest more in children's education.
To work for women's empowerment, IARUD helps underprivileged women with some vocational and small business training so that they can improve their economic situation.
Our "Affordable Housing for All" program aims to help people and families to re-establish their lives and give security of a home to their children by providing affordable housing to the homeless population. Also, IARUD supports homeless individuals with donations of materials such as blankets, pillows, sheets, hygienic supplies, and others. This support aims to improve the living conditions of the homeless population.
The capabilities that International Association for Rural and Urban Development has to meet our goals are:
-Human resources (availability of our volunteers)
-The help of our partners
-High level of confidence of the board members
- Project Management skills are available
IARUD has competent staff who will be in charge of the overall monitoring and evaluation of the project. The evaluation will be done periodically to measure our achievement and analyze the results for a potential review or continuation of the implementation. For the evaluation, IARUD will use a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods.
So far, International Association for Rural and Urban Development has helped more than 10,000 kids in developing countries to go to school.
IARUD helped about 1000 women in developing countries by training and giving them help so that these skills change their economic situations.
Our organization provides materials support to more than 300 homeless individuals within the Denver Metro Area.