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The E2E Concept

E2E believes that lasting solutions to (infrastructure) problems in the developing world can be only established through true (and bold) innovations that can build capacity and empower the local population. Failure to do so leads to temporary solutions that provide only a simple patch to the problem and ultimately perpetuate the dependence on foreign aid. By contrast E2E aims to help the local communities take ownership of these solutions. This process needs to always start by listening and understanding all different dimensions of the problems these communities face, extending to issues beyond the infrastructure problem itself, such as cultural preferences, market constraints and local capacity. Only this way can a solution be developed with the contribution of the population it ultimately tries to serve.

Learn how this empowerment is taking shape in Haiti through grassroots community leadership and civic organizations: