ENLACE equips church and community leaders to develop programs and projects that target eight community transformation outcomes:
#1 DEVELOP LEADER CHURCHES
We accompany and coach churches through the process of becoming effective agents of change in their communities. As they do so, they begin to influence and guide surrounding communities through a similar process, and extend their impact within a given region.
#2 BUILD THE ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
We help local churches identify, strengthen and partner with local community organizations (community associations, health committees, government, other non‐profits, etc) to identify, design, and manage sustainable initiatives that alleviate poverty.
#3 ERADICATE EXTREME HUNGER AND POVERTY
We help church and community leaders to develop initiatives that contribute to improving the economic conditions of people who live on less than $1 a day. Our goal is that over the course of three to five year period, we reduce the number of people who live in extreme and severe poverty.
#4 IMPROVE ENROLLMENT RATES AND INCREASE ACCESS TO EDUCATION
We support community initiatives that aim to surpass national averages for primary education enrollment rates, to greatly reduce primary education dropout rates and to reduce existing disparities between boys and girls in access to primary education.
#5: ASSURE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND BOLSTER COMMUNITY HEALTH
We support community initiatives that aim to reduce the current alarming rate of deforestation, to improve access to potable water by at least 50% in the next three to five years, and to ensure access to healthy sanitation facilities.
#6 IMPROVE INFANT AND MATERNAL HEALTH
We support community initiatives that aim to reduce infant and maternal morbidity rates by 33% in the next three to five years, and to reduce the percentage of children under 5 years of age who suffer from chronic malnutrition.
#7 PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS AND VIRAL DISEASES
We support community initiatives that aim to dramatically reduce the mortality and morbidity rates due to diseases such as upper respiratory illness, diarrhea, dengue, and HIV/AIDS.
#8 STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE
We support community initiatives that aim to increase the percentage of households that have access to roadways, to increase the percentage of households with access to electricity, and to increase the percentage of families who live in a safe, well built, and healthy house.