World of Difference (WOD) has been doing humanitarian work in Africa for the past 30 years. We are a not-for-profit (501 C 3) organization with headquarters in Salem, Utah. WOD has refined itself over time, as any healthy organism must. The vital need for community-based upwardly-driven development has become central to its mission. With reflective, responsible and experienced leadership both in the US and abroad, we have newly dedicated ourselves to be an international grassroots effort creating a sustainable world where the earth and its people flourish. Our mission to directly empower individual and community transformation by engaging world and community leaders and strategic partners uses tools that support regenerative systems-based programs. We address essential community needs for infrastructure, better nutrition and health, education and child development, and community resilience in healthy eco-environments. Our expedition team volunteers are graduate healthcare education students and faculty from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah as well as the lay community primarily in North America. We take great pride in our in-country director, Mr. Eston Mgala, our Permaculture Director for Sustainable Development. He is a trained and passionate sustainability advocate. In 2019 we will focus on a 5 year community building plan gathering baseline data for evaluating our progress over time. We help communities be effective in creating and sustaining their own map towards better health, life-enhancing nutrition, meaningful education, including a health education exchange, and supporting their community’s resilience in a stress-filled world. The result? Healthy flourishing communities that inspire and lift those around them, Join us on our journey to a better world.
Vision, Mission and Core Values
A sustainable world where earth and its people flourish.
World of Difference empowers individual and community transformation by:
Using regenerative approaches to nutrition and health, education, and the environment.
Build strong relationships with relevant stakeholders in Malawi and the USA
Provide capacity building to the local communities in food and nutrition and environmental management, permaculture
Develop expedition programs that benefit expedition members and volunteer stakeholders in local target communities
Support meaningful change in the health sector in Malawi
Strengthen donation and resource effectiveness for vulnerable groups