We are committed to supporting sustainable livelihoods in rural communities and maintaining their cultural, social and natural environment.


We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one.

There can be no 'plan B' because there is no 'planet B.'

Ban Ki-moon

Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable

UN Sustainable Development Goal 11

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Our activities depend on the generosity of people like you. Your donation helps communities regenerate and achieve a sustainable future.  At least 80% of your contribution is delivered to vetted local groups and NGOs that support women and youth, preserve the environment and help small business thrive.

Looking for unique gifts created by local artisans? We identify select artisans in our communities and their traditional art can be purchased here and shipped anywhere. By purchasing their hand-made products you directly help them preserve their cultural heritage.

Travel will never be the same again. At SRDI we have supported sustainable, community based and designed tourism since our inception. Our own Black Sea Sustainable Tourism Program offers unique experiential trips and directly supports improved livelihoods.

We believe that in every community there are people who want to make their home a better place

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We Have Not Forgotten - Sri Lanka

"Our economy has completely collapsed,”  said Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on June 22.

We have provided support that we could afford to the creation of home-based businesses in Sri Lanka to help those who lost their incomes to Covid.  Now, the children of Sri Lanka are feeling the brunt of the country's economic collapse.

An open letter sent to us by our partner from the parish priest at St Judes Shrine in the village of Passara makes a plea for financial help for school supplies but, most importantly for food for the children. He reports that "some children are found fainting when they come for Sunday classes and mass and schools because they don’t eat in the morning. And they don’t get good, nutritious food at home. In the church on Sundays, we try to feed them".

We know how the Russian war against Ukraine has shut off a key supply of grain to poor countries.  The situation is becoming critical as we hear stories like this.

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SRDI Opens Ukraine Support Fund for Donations

On February 24, 2022 the autocratic government of the Russian Federation launched an unprovoked and brutal attack on Ukraine.

Russia, contrary to the statements of Vladimir Putin - who has for months denied planning an invasion - invaded Ukraine because it is a democratic threat to his failed regime.

There are many organizations to which you can donate. We will make sure that your donation will target the greatest need.  Only our adminstration and bank fees will be charged - so 88% of all donations will reach Ukraine. Guaranteed.

Please donate and help us fight the totalitarian regime in Moscow and protect democracy.

If not now, when? If not us, who?

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