Rural empowerment, one woman at a time

We are witnessing a historic period of unprecedented solutions for the environment and global poverty. The Barefoot College uniquely combines both. We directly align with the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Join our effort to make a difference in a woman’s life that will empower a village, a country and the world. As little as $5 is appreciated and goes a long way.

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Friends of Barefoot College International is a non-profit U.S. 501c3. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

We don’t look for ‘donors.’ We look for partners interested to invest in human innovation that will endure.


Partners for lasting solutions

The Barefoot College takes a dynamic approach to partnership. We enjoy a strong and supportive relationship with the government of India, more than 80 NGOs and philanthropic partners around the world. Every partner is vital to our lasting results and global impact. Our global impact today is felt across many countries in which The Barefoot College has played a significant bridging and capacity building role. This has inspired governments in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands and Latin America in transformative and positive behaviour towards rural communities and a re-evaluation of the natural resources women represent to the developing world.