We believe that when it comes to the crisis of forced displacement, there is no more time for talk. We must act. And, we must commit ourselves in new, specific and measurable ways to making people’s lives better.
At The 2018 Laudato si’ Challenge (presented by Uulala) final event in Rome in December, we will announce five major “Commitments to Impact.” These are new, specific and measurable commitments that contribute to our goal of sustainably improving the lives of 10 million people excluded from Our Common Home by 2020.
What do we mean by “sustainably improve” a life?
We believe that enduring solutions start with making the migrant or refugee the protagonist in their own solution, a co-creator or co-architect of the solution. So, by “sustainably improve,” we mean: solutions that empower the person to live a better life, from the bottom up, not for one day or one month, but for the duration of their lives.
Here are our current "Commitments to Impact":
IYC Capital - sustainably improve the lives of one people forced from their homes through the construction of 250,000 "smart home ecosystems" that include dignified work and quality education for 250,000 families.
Uulala - the financial inclusion and empowerment of one million unbanked people forcibly-displaced from their homes in Latin America through blockchain technology.
Pray.com - raise a $300,000 charitable donation (which includes a matching grant) for people forcibly-displaced from their homes through its online, faith-based platform.
MAKE A COMMITMENT to impact
If you would like to make a "Commitment to Impact" and join The Laudato si' Challenge ecosystem to sustainably improve the lives of 10 million people excluded from Our Common Home by 2020, we welcome a discussion: