Rural Smiles Foundation is an independent organization and is not formally affiliated with any government, denomination, foundation or corporation, though it maintains positive working relationships with all of these.
Rural Smiles Foundation receives a majority of its funding from individuals, foundations and corporations. Such private funding accounts for 63% of Rural Smiles Foundation’s operating budget, with the rest coming from multilateral agencies and governments. While Rural Smiles Foundation relies heavily on funds raised through donations and grants, communities receiving assistance always contribute to their own development projects and have a real sense of ownership and true participation. Community involvement is integral to transformational development.
Communities always contribute to development projects and have a real sense of ownership and true participation. Community participation is integral to transformational development.
Yes. We do accept interns especially between the months of April and August every year. As for the volunteers, we take volunteers in relation to the open volunteer positions available at a given time.
No. Community development projects are designed to be sustainable with locally available resources, technology, materials, and leadership. Families and individuals share in project leadership, responsibilities, and activities from the start. They are well equipped and motivated to continue in these roles when Rural Smiles Foundation ends its direct involvement in a community.