There are many ways to help improve the lives of marginalized people in developing countries!

New Yardsticks® envisions a world in which marginalized women take action themselves to improve their lives and their children’s lives. For a sustainable future, having a livelihood is necessary but not enough. Other basic needs such as access to clean water, proper sanitation and basic health care, also need to be met. New Yardsticks® looks at the back story of unmet social needs and acts holistically to contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) conceived by the United Nations

New Yardsticks® strives to enable small-scale effects broaden out into sweeping long-term changes. This is done by forming a bridge between the Netherlands where resources are plentiful and India where these resources can be put to great use in empowering marginalized women and children.

More on how New Yardsticks® acts is to be found under the button ‘Approach’. More on giving (donations | getting involved) is to be found under the buttons About | Foundation.

New Yardsticks® serves two main categories of stakeholders: (non-)governmental and corporate organizations in the Netherlands that..read more

Advantages for corporate clients include getting more out of their Corporate Social Responsibility programmes. For example, like tailoring of..read more

A ‘one size fits all’ approach is not good enough.  Every project or organization needs an approach that suits it best. The  interventions that..read more

Active participation at a local level is essential. The Work & Shelter business model is an illustration of how New Yardsticks is participating at..read more

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