“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity; it is an act of justice.”

Nelson Mandela

Local Solutions to local problems

International Literacy and Development creates sustainable change by meeting physical needs, promoting local language literacy, and collaborating with communities to create business, social, and educational development.

International Literacy and Development

is an organization driven by the belief that all people, regardless of language and culture should have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the prosperity of humanity.

Whole Person Development

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ILAD promotes healthy bodies through provision of clean water, health and nutrition training, food security opportunities, and mobile medical clinics.



ILAD opens the door to opportunity though mother-tongue literacy, educational sponsorships, and safe schools.



ILAD sparks hope by building community capacity through development of sustainable local businesses, agricultural enterprises, and local language advancement.

Impact Across the Globe




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International Literacy & Development exists to empower the overlooked.

International Literacy & Development exists to empower the overlooked.

“Community engagement requires a lot of passion, dedication, commitment and working well beyond the call of the clock.”

Joseph Francis

Director of the Institute of Rural Development
University of Venda, South Africa

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