ABOUT JOIN MY VILLAGE

Established in 2009, Join My Village is a unique humanitarian initiative that unites corporate philanthropy and public engagement to make real progress toward ending global poverty. To date, our efforts have positively impacted more than five million people in Malawi and India, two countries where the need is greatest.

Join My Village works with CARE inside communities to expand access to education for girls and to provide training programs that improve women’s livelihoods and enrich the broader community. We’re also bringing essential health knowledge and resources to women in India, ensuring more successful pregnancies and deliveries.

Leveraging the power of social media, Join My Village uses field updates and photos from team members on the ground to enable a growing global audience (now 600,000+ people) to follow the progress of individual girls, women and families and to better understand the issues and solutions on the ground. Our work is made possible by our sponsors.

Girls’ education yields some of the highest returns of all global development investments, yielding both private and social benefits that accrue to individuals, families, and society at large.

The World Bank

ABOUT JOIN MY VILLAGE

Established in 2009, Join My Village is a unique humanitarian initiative that unites corporate philanthropy and public engagement to make real progress toward ending global poverty. To date, our efforts have positively impacted more than five million people in Malawi and India, two countries where the need is greatest.

Join My Village works with CARE inside communities to expand access to education for girls and to provide training programs that improve women’s livelihoods and enrich the broader community. We’re also bringing essential health knowledge and resources to women in India, ensuring more successful pregnancies and deliveries.

Leveraging the power of social media, Join My Village uses field updates and photos from team members on the ground to enable a growing global audience (now 600,000+ people) to follow the progress of individual girls, women and families and to better understand the issues and solutions on the ground. Our work is made possible by our sponsors.

Girls’ education yields some of the highest returns of all global development investments, yielding both private and social benefits that accrue to individuals, families, and society at large.

The World Bank

  • 5 Million
    lives positively impacted by Join My Village since 2009
  • 600,000+
    people now following Join My Village globally
  • 3,750
    General Mills employees have taken action to support these efforts
  • 60%
    of the world's working poor are women

Our sponsors

Join My Village is supported by compassionate organizations who share our mission. General Mills, Merck and CARE, along with individual donors, make this work possible.

The founding sponsor of Join My Village is General Mills. With a mission of Nourishing Lives, General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands includes Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2014 worldwide sales of $17.9 billion. To learn more, visit GeneralMills.com.

A global leader in healthcare, Merck is dedicated to helping the world be well through its innovative health and medical initiatives and its strong charitable giving program. Through Join My Village, Merck and its employees are having a positive impact through community-based health and education programs. Join My Village is part of Merck’s 10-year “Merck for Mothers” plan to improve maternal mortality around the world. To learn more, visit Merck.com