overcome extreme poverty



Let’s Do Something Amazing!

Desire to Inspire is a non profit organization that connects with communities around the world to break the cycle of extreme poverty.  Our global partnerships and outreach initiatives provide resources to fulfill basic needs and bring sustainability and love to people all over the world.

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The time to end poverty and hunger is now. Your $20 monthly donation can make a substantial difference in the life of a child struggling to survive. By providing clean water, nutritional food, education, vocational training, medical care, and LOVE we can lift them and their families out of a cycle of poverty improving the lives of entire villages and communities all over the world.

Our mission is to provide resources for long-term sustainability and our desire is to inspire them to extend that same kindness and compassion to others in the world. Each precious child holds the hope for a brighter and more hopeful world.

Will you join us? Together we can BE the change we wish to see in the world. Receive a copy of The Little Book of Be…. as our way of thanking you for your support.

Photo credit Dave Ogosi Jr.


A portion of sales of  Be… will be donated to the Desire to Inspire Foundation

To BE or not to BE? Good question. Here’s another: What if we all chose to be what we choose to see in the world? What would we see? Imagine if everyone chose to come from a place of love, where helping one another and kindness were their own currency. A place where we all understood that we are all in this together, and that there is far more we can accomplish by joining forces rather than existing only for ourselves. This world may sound like a fanciful utopia, but it doesn’t have to be. We all have the power, within ourselves, to make the world a brighter, more hopeful place.

The secret to happiness is not much of a secret at all. Many great thinkers and leaders understood this. We remember the words of people like Buddha, Jesus, Mother Teresa, Socrates, Plato, Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandi, and so many others, because they lived lives of love for all of humanity. They understood universal truths and lived their lives inspiring others through their words and their deeds. This is why we know their names. This is why we remember and revere them, long after they have departed from this earth.

When this life ends, as it will for all of us one day, what will we be remembered for? What memories do we want those who love us to hold and cherish? How many lives will we have touched while we were here? Will we have touched those lives in love or in something else? What am I going to put out into the world? These are questions I ask myself often. I think they are good ones to ponder.

There is no question that we cannot receive without giving. I also understand that helping others nourishes the soul. I will continue to look at the world through my love-colored lenses. It is a very beautiful world, and I love every moment–even the difficult ones. Strive to be these seven words every single day. Some days we may feel like we do not have the energy to be even one of them, but try anyway. When we give a little bit of ourselves to others each and every day, expecting nothing in return, what we find is that there is in fact a return–a very large and beautiful return in your heart. It works. It really does.                                 ~ Dawn

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

Did you know that the world produces enough food to feed everyone YET approximately 842 million people suffer from hunger worldwide. That’s almost 12 percent of the world’s population of 7.1 billion people and approximately 9 million people die of hunger each year according to world hunger statistics; more than the death toll for malaria, AIDs and tuberculosis combined in 2012. 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
We can and MUST do better.

$2 feeds a child for a day

$5 buys a mosquito net

$10 a year provides health insurance for a child in Ghana

$20 pays a month’s salary for a teacher in Kenya

$25 buys a mattress

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We Believe In

Living life as if everything is a miracle.

Creating and evolution- no one person can do it alone. A problem shared is half solved.

Building bridges- working with one another in service to transcend anything that may divide us- no labels – no boundaries.

The ripple effect of kindness-  it only takes one person to start the ripple.

“Paying it forward” – so that our efforts with one single person can reach many more.

The power of inspiration and perseverance.

Sharing personal stories of inspiration, courage, and LOVE.

Following your passion to make the biggest impact during this beautiful gift of a life we have been given.

Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self.  And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connection to others.

Harriet Lerner

Somewhere inside all of us is the  power to change the world.

Roald Dahl

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

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Spreading Love Across the Globe

Our very own Dawn Witte has partnered with You At Heart Foundation and Teach for Growth to bring basic necessities and educational opportunities, together with love and inspiration, to the children of Ghana.


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