Our Partner


Global Village Renewal’s Executive Director Jeff Waites made his first trip to India with Habitat for Humanity in 2007. The local partner for that visit was Rural Education and Action for Liberation (REAL) and its director, Lawrence. Jeff and Lawrence have worked together ever since.

Partnering with REAL makes it possible for Global Village Renewal to best fulfill its mission. Working hand-in-hand with Jeff, Lawrence and his team help identify the areas of greatest needs, secure land for our projects, and provide jobs to those who construct our schools and orphanages.

Founded in 1989, REAL shares Global Village Renewal’s call to free children and families of rural India held hostage by illiteracy, hunger, homelessness, and extreme poverty.

You may learn more about REAL by visiting their Website.