The Forgotten International
Our Mission is to develop programs that will alleviate poverty and the suffering associated with poverty both in the United States and worldwide, in particular, that experienced by women and children.
The Forgotten International works to bring together people in the world who have great resources with people who have great needs. We provide those with means a way to contribute globally and encourage compassion. As a result, those in need are given the gift of hope, while those who help are given the gift of knowing that the world has been made better through their kindness and compassion.
Four Program AreasTFI operates entirely on donations and focuses its limited resources within four main areas in doing the work of poverty alleviation:
Small Grants: TFI makes targeted grants to trusted community organizations, village schools, charitable medical clinics and orphanages that make the most of all their resources.
Service: Through our Fellowship Program, TFI sends skilled volunteers to live and work abroad for several weeks with the grassroots organizations we support to directly serve the disadvantaged in the local community.
Goods and Supplies: In collaboration with our Partners, TFI sends needed goods and supplies to women, children and families in need of the bare essentials around the world.
Awareness: TFI seeks to raise awareness of the problem of global poverty through community presentations, videos of our programs and our upcoming book and documentary, Living on a Dollar a Day.
Along with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Renée Byer, who traveled to 10 countries to find stories for our Living on a Dollar a Day book project, TFI also sent videographer George Rosenfeld to document the making of the book and to highlight the charitable organizations all over the world that work every day to help the poorest in their communities. These organizations are featured here, and we are grateful to their directors for taking time from their very busy days to spend with our journalists. We also acknowledge and thank the families in communities around the world who agreed to share their stories with us. These short videos are an effort to raise awareness of their plight and of the good work being done to create a better future for these families.