Only by promoting and financing market oriented and income generating initiatives we can realistically expect disadvantaged communities to make the transition from subsistence and welfare dependency to self-reliance and a tax-paying middle class. Only with increased and predictable incomes men and women can better feed their families, send and keep their children in school, access better healthcare services, and contribute to the growth and stability of their communities.
We believe that Together we can make it happen!
Alexandru Ciorobea, M.A.
President and CEO
Together for Development is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, non-profit initiative managed and operated by a group of experienced professionals (e.g. economists, agronomists, engineers, lawyers, entrepreneurs) whose primary purpose is to generate social and economic development from a down-to-earth, fully accountable and results-oriented angle - essentially, to help people help themselves, while ensuring their full responsibility and ownership for the end results.
A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER
We have launched our newest and most ambitious project to date: HopeTown. It is a pioneering "housing first" project aiming at some of the root causes of homelessness among young women. It is designed to create affordable housing, as well as social and economic integration for 20 homeless women and teenage girls (18+) in the process of being released from the foster care system. HopeTown will offer 20 young women a fair shot at a normal life.
At this point, the world should’ve had enough of endless speeches, empty rhetorics and millions of dollars wasted every year on inefficient “assistance programmes”. Together for Development proposes a different model and a break from the current inertia.
We believe that social and economic development are interrelated and mutually reinforcing concepts. We also believe that poverty and aid dependency prevalent in poor communities all over the world can be effectively tackled by shifting our aid focus towards initiating and effectively supporting the development of small private enterprises in these communities.