We design and implement multi-faceted projects that result in meaningful, measurable, and sustainable change. Our projects are focused on human rights, violence prevention, migration, labor rights, human trafficking, women’s empowerment, and more.

REACH has the capacity to design and implement a wide range of projects that achieve meaningful, measurable, and sustainable change.  

​Once we are aware of the scope, scale, and root causes of human and labor rights abuses, we are able to take informed action. These actions may range from the development of policy recommendations to political advocacy, training, and empowerment of rightsholders. In all cases, projects must be designed by taking into account the realities, priorities, and perspectives of those who are negatively affected by human and labor rights abuses, as well as the social and cultural contexts of their communities.

Too many times, changes are imposed by those with power, either for their own benefit, or in the belief that these changes are in the best interest of others. Therefore, it is essential that rightsholders are consulted and have agency in the formation of responses, as they are the true experts on the issues that they are facing, their root causes, and what needs to be done to combat these problems. They hold the key to improving their situations and to preserving their cultures and communities. REACH is highly experienced in interviewing and engaging vulnerable populations on sensitive subjects such as human trafficking, organized crime, and domestic and sexual violence. 

One example of REACH’s approach to the design and implementation of integral projects informed by a needs assessment and the engagement of rightsholders it the Improving Supply Chain Transparency, Monitoring, and Accountability in Guatemala's Coffee Sector project. REACH was the implementer of all activities in Guatemala this Verité-led project, which was carried out from 2015-2018 with over USD 500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of State and Keurig Green Mountain. The project included the following elements:

  • Interviews with over 300 workers on labor violations and workers’ needs, technology access, literacy levels, priorities, and perspectives; 
  • Mapping of Keurig’s coffee supply chain and government and civil society service providers in workers’ communities of origin and coffee producing regions; 
  • Trainings of over 500 workers, government officials, NGO representatives, and coffee company employees; and 
  • The development and implementation of an innovative Grievance Reporting and Information Dissemination (GRID) system that received information on labour violations from over 1,000 workers and provided them with information about their labour rights and referrals to government and NGO service providers.

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