Planet Big Plans is based on the simply unbelievable needs that were
found in a small village in Africa called Mulot. This is the kind of
place you only hear about; children orphaned by AIDS with rags for
shoes, girls with one dress and nothing to sew the rips and tears they
get, water dug from a hole or carried from the typhoid ridden river.
Children with basic nutrition and health problems have not been seen in the US since the 1800s.
Some people say this place has a name and some do not. On 40 year old
maps it is called Kirusu, some call it Klusu, although it's simply too
small to matter. Prosperity passed it by, yet tragedy came to stay.
Through it all these people have hope; they have plans. You can make a big difference.
- Executive Director Aliya de Grazia
Small Planet Big Plans believes in education through basic needs.
Small Planet Big Plans believes in grassroots community based projects that are sustainable and expandable and create opportunities for the community to not just survive but to thrive and grow without disrupting the valued systems already in place.
Small Planet Big Plans believes that every child has a right to an education.
We know that education can not even begin until their basic needs are met. It is clear that this beginning is clean water, which is the foundation of a stable environment. Clean water will bring sustainability and health and with this comes the ability to work to produce food, to dramatically drive down illness and to free up a child’s time from searching for these basic needs to focusing on education.
We also believe the best way to provide a child with this is to work with local community leaders at a grassroots level to create projects that meet these needs without negativity impacting other parts of the system. We do this be planning and implementing sustainable projects based on the individual character, capabilities and needs of the location.