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Implement Organized and Systematic Relief Work with 21 Regional Offices

Good Neighbors implements professional relief and development works such as education, health care, sanitary improvement, increasing incomes, organizing local communities, and advocacy in 21 regional offices that are in 7 countries in Africa, 13 countries in Asia, 1 country in Central and South America.
Overseas relief and development consists of two folds: one is projects that support education, health care, and sanitary improvement, and the other is advocacy such as campaigning and raising public awareness focusing on overall Community Development Project.
Good Neighbors researches necessary resources for each country, and establish a support plan, which makes overseas relief and development works more organized and systematic.

  • CDP
  • Advocacy
  • SE-AT

Community Development Project (CDP)

Community Development Project is a process that needs local residents’ active participation to take maximum initiative and to improve economic and social conditions in the whole community.

It is not based on unit facilities such as a school and a public health center, but based on the whole community to provide diverse services. This brings benefits to the local residents and they contribute to change their community voluntarily participating activities in improving community .

Good Neighbors supports balanced development of the community in areas of education and protection, health care, improvement of drinking water and sanitation, increasing incomes, and organizing community groups through overall CDP.

  • Education & Protection
  • Health Care
  • Improvement of Drinking Water & Sanitation
  • Increasing Incomes
Education & Protection

Provide an opportunity for learning to children who lose their chance to education and are not protected by their family. Give them a proper protection to become well-rounded members of the community.

  • Child care operating nurseries and orphanages / 11 countries 23,935 people
  • School provides basic education / 13 countries Primary education 99,063 people, Secondary education 7,013 people
  • Assist poor children’s long-distance education operating libraries.  / 8 countries 10,887 people
  • Improve incontinence and accessibility of information though literacy education/ 3 countries 3,568 people
  • Vocational training, support educational facilities and other support / 15 countries 48,342 people
Health Care

To reduce the risk of disease due to the lack of antibiotics, preventive medicines, and preventive education, provide health care services.

  • Enhance nutrition by providing free meal / 16 countries 83,684 people
  • Operate hospitals and health clinics, and offer medical examination and treatment through visiting / 14 countries 124,302 people
  • Aid medicines and medical apparatus / 10 countries 27,664 people
  • Offer health preventive education to reduce the risk of disease / 12 countries 12,479 people(children), 7,674 people(adults)
  • Support health care facilities and others / 8 countries 96,822 people
Improvement of Drinking Water & Sanitation

To prevent disease which stems from dirty water and surroundings, try to improve drinking water and provide a clean environment. This reduces the risk of disease and raises the quality of life.

  • Improve accessibility of clean water developing ground-water and well / 6 countries 37 water facilities
  • Improve sanitation by constructing toilets / 6 countries 85 toilets
  • Remodel a house and enhance environment / 6 countries 2,463 times
  • Aid water purifiers  / 1 country 155 times
Increasing Incomes

Educate children to become independent, and conduct projects which strengthen the capabilities of local residents to eliminate poverty.

  • Develop and supply agricultural techniques, and provide agricultural apparatus / 7 countries, 1,176 people
  • Credit union and joint marketing, and other assistance / 3 countries, 107,182 people
  • Livestock loan, small loan, and other assistance / 4 countries 10,170 people

Advocacy

Advocacy starts with an awareness that people need to try to improve poverty and inequality problems. Good Neighbors conducts a campaign to enhance rights of children, woman, and lower-class people, and cooperates with community association, local government, other NGOs, and international organization.

  • Campaigning for raising public awareness such as Eliminating Poverty Campaign, Woman’s Day Campaign / 8 countries, 14 times, 8,016 people
  • Social development education such as Child Rights education and Gender Equality Education / 6 countries, 6,430 people
  • Taking part in a meeting or a workshop hosted by government and policy proposal / 8 countries, 214 people

Social Enterprise - Appropriate Technology (SE-AT)

Social Enterprise - Appropriate Technology is a circular international development model to establish a social enterprise using appropriate technology, and develop a market and create jobs, satisfying people’s desire for survival in the Third World. With profits generated, develop a localized welfare center and aid programs.

What is appropriate technology?

Appropriate Technology is a method which considers the distinct characteristics of the Third World countries. In other words, in a target country, people produce goods to meet their needs with a technology suitable for specific region.

What is social enterprise?

Social Enterprise is a form in between nonprofit organization and profit organization. It can operate a business in pursuit of social values(eliminate poverty, preserve environmental preservation, human rights etc.), and be sustainable.

Community Development Process by Social Enterprise
Community Development PROCESS : Gather/obtain raw materials → Produce → Distribution /sales → CDP for profit → Establish a community plant → Gather/obtain raw materials

Establish and operate a factory

  • Build a labor-intensive factory in the form of handcraft industry
  • Marketers and managers in the central office operate the factory and manage the quality of the product and sales.

Conduct vocational training in a factory

  • Teach technique to make heat accumulator / dried mango / sugar cane charcoal
  • Employ as a factory worker through training

Produce a product

  • Employ workers
  • Assemble and produce a product
  • Obtain raw materials
  • Quality test

Distribution/Sales

  • through traditional markets
  • through agencies

Community development with the profit

  • Build a school (20 million won)
  • Establish a nursery (20 million won)
Process of Running Social Enterprise through Appropriate Technology
Social Enterprise PROCESS : Figure out the local needs → Survey existing technologies through the Patent Office → Consult with a group of scientists to develop a new technology → Apply the new technology and localize it → Support a livelihood and CDP through social enterprise → Figure out the local needs
Running Social Enterprise through Appropriate Technology (Good Neighbors Mongol)
  • Heat accumulator for people who suffered from minus 50 degrees of severe cold in Ulaanbaatar, Mongol
  • Result in economic benefits by reducing fuel consumption
  • 40 % decrease in the use of coal and wood, and reduction in air pollution inside Gers and the city
  • Designer :Prof. Man-gab Kim (Good Neighbors appropriate technology researcher)
  • Producer/distributor : Good Neighbors
  • Materials : Tin, materials that accumulate heat and reduce emissions
  • Size :400 x 370 x 230 * 0.6T
  • Applied countries :Central Asian countries such as Mongol,Northern China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan, Uzbekistan
Running Social Enterprise through Appropriate Technology (Good Neighbors Chad)
  • Provide fuel for cooking to the poor
  • Preserve environment by recycling
  • Develop a society through employing the weak
  • Sell products and supply necessities with low-price
  • Designer :MIT D lab Amy Smith(especially for Haiti)
  • Producer/distributor : Good Neighbors, Sharing and Tech (Developed Especially for Chad)
  • Materials : discarded sugar cane and corn stems, cassava powder(starchy plant)
  • Size :60 x 30 / 220g
  • Applied countries :Central Asian countries such as Mongol, Northern China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan, Uzbekistan
  • Establish a small-scale dried mango factory which uses appropriate technology
  • Enable to preserve fruits not to destroy the nutrition
  • Develop a society through employing the weak
  • Earn profits by selling dried mango
  • Way to gather raw materials:, Mango : Mango trees produce a lot of fruit in a short period of time from March to June, Sugar : Sugar cane is distributed over a wide area, so necessary sugar can be easily obtained
  • Producing method : Boil sliced mangos with sugared water, and dry them with hot air
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