Community Development Network of the Americas is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. Its purpose is to undertake community base sustainable projects in the Western Hemisphere. Projects are undertaken for the purpose of sustainably to improve public health and the quality of life for the poor.
The initial work will be in the Azuero peninsula of Panama. Projects planned at the origin of this organization include providing potable water to rural communities, educational programs, improved small scale agricultural practices, rural sanitation, and facilitating health care services.
“Our idea is that we start projects with seed money from CDNA donors however the community and local leaders will continue the projects after the initial seed money has been used.
The philosophy of the organization places a very high value on effectiveness and sustainability, so involvement of community leaders and community members in the projects is integral.
Niños de Azuero:
Also referred to by the English
name, Children of Azuero, the program strives to bring
access to public health and
community development projects to the impoverished areas of the Azuero
Peninsula in Central Panama. NIDA strives to support
sustainable projects that are locally designed and
locally run. The initial regions that NIDA is focusing
on are Las Minas, Portobelillo and the
urban and semi-urban areas of Chitre. CDNA works in partnership with NIDA.
For more information visit: wwww.nidapanama.org
Medo: Medo's mission is to promote the
sustainable development of the
District of Besiko by recruiting
specialized international volunteers
to empower community members
with educational programs and to collaborate with educational programs, community groups, and other organizations on projects in
the areas of education, health, environment, and cultural promotion.
CDNA has done some work with MEDO, here is their online report
For more information visit: wwww.medo.org