Fundamental Needs is designed to go into communities with questions, not solutions. Instead of coming with a one size fits all solution, we ask the community what it is that they need most and start to develop our plans from there.

Current

Project

Food Sovereignty

The Food Sovereignty Project will include a farmer's market greenhouses, greywater gardens and a plethora of educational resources.

Current

Project

Water

​More than 2 million Americans live without basic access to safe drinking water and sanitation. 35.2 million Americans live in food-insecure households. 9.0 million adults lived in households with very low food security. 5.3 million children lived in food-insecure households in which children, along with adults, were food insecure. Imagine a life where water isn't just a turn of the faucet away and you struggled to even fill your child's stomach.
Project Water involves building off-grid water systems to supply clean, running water to families in need.

Current

Project

Educate

​Education is crucial to making a lasting impact. With the help of the University of Arizona Extension Program we will be providing the communities we serve with a variety of educational resources. There will be classes available both online and in person covering topics on agriculture, land management for food production, water security on the Navajo Nation, water catchment, water harvesting, gardening, land restoration, community food systems, and traditional farming techniques. Fundamental Needs will also provide access to financial literacy classes and any other class that may be requested.

Current

Project

Market

​The selling of handcrafted goods has been a source of income for families for generations. However, with covid shutting down the local markets these families have been left out to dry. We want to help support these families by selling their goods on our site. This is a unique opportunity to help families and to help support our cause at the same time.

Future

Project

Heat

The Navajo reservation has been deeply affected by the loss of the coal plant in the Four Corners area.  Due to this unfortunate situation, many have been left without a proper heat source for winter.  We intend to change that; first by providing them with an immediate fix by delivering firewood and then by implementing a sustainable long-term solution to their heating needs.  

Future

Project

Power

About 15,000 homes do not have electricity on the Navajo Reservation. They make up about 75% of all unelectrified households in the United States. Project Power  aims to change that by providing access through solar panels and other green alternatives.  

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Cortez, CO 81321

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