UPstream International is a global Christian non-profit organization that works to bring people together to challenge poverty in creative ways. We believe that in every community, there are individuals who have untapped potential to make their community a better place but lack the necessities (training, structures, financial resources, etc.) to further their work. We partner with them, building relationships that bridge economic, cultural and religious divides, and empower them to lead. It is our dream to further break the cycle of dependence and build bridges for indigenous leaders to rise up and help equip the people around them. In each of us is a deep-seeded need to feel that we are making a difference and that our life counts for something outside of ourselves.
Being a part of someone’s survival, someone’s empowerment, and making someone else’s dreams a reality is something that's value is innumerable.
We all have a curiosity about our purpose and how it relates to the world around us and beyond. For those who have the desire to be a part of positive change in the world, we ask you to act and provide you an outlet to do so.