The inspiration and leadership for our work comes from the communities we serve. We believe that empowering local communities to address pressing social, economic and environmental challenges according to their own vision and their own creative potential is the key to lasting solutions.
Together, with thousands of like-minded groups around the planet, we are committed to building a better world - one based on "respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice and a culture of peace" as expressed in the words of the Earth Charter.
We believe that by utilizing the abundant resources available to all human beings - the mind's unlimited creativity, the heart's unbounded capacity for love and the abundant forces of life that flow through all the kingdoms of nature - such a world is possible....
GRA is a partner of FairWater Foundation and has a stock of BluePumps in Tanzania for its own projects as well as to be used for the FairWater Trust Fund financed water project.
Local communitie can apply with GRA in Musoma (North West Tanzania) for a replacement of a broken down handpump with a durable BluePump. Pictures will come soon so you can choose a community in Tanzania as well for a handpump to be replaced by us.
About Global Resource Alliance
Lyn Hebenstreit founded Global Resource Alliance (GRA) in April, 2002 after being invited to work as a volunteer finance and accounting consultant for Foundation HELP, Tanzania - a small NGO on the shores of Lake Victoria. Prior to that, he owned and operated an industrial sewing machine company, served as Chief Financial Officer for a manufacturing firm and, for the past 15 years, has served as an accounting and database consultant for many small businesses and non-profit organizations in Ojai, California. Lyn spends most of his time coordinating GRA’s programs in water resource development, microfinance and sustainable building. He lives with his wife Tara Maria Blasco and has two grown children – a son Bo, and a daughter, Monica who has served on the GRA Board of Directors since 2005. Lyn has also taught meditation since the early 1970s, and is currently co-director of the Ojai Wisdom Center.
Tara María Blasco coordinates GRA programs related to alternative health, malaria prevention, education and orphans support and has been involved with the organization as a volunteer since 2003 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2004. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialty in prenatal and birth psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. A native of Spain, Tara has been working as a volunteer for different non-profit organizations since she was 14 years old. She also works as a counselor for families, is a craniosacral therapist and a director of the BEBA clinic, a center for family therapy in Santa Barbara and Ojai. Presently, Tara lives in California with her husband Lyn Hebenstreit and co-directs the Ojai Wisdom Center.
For more info on GRA,
Global Resource Alliance, Inc.
963 Oso Rd, Ojai
Phone: +1.(805) 646-4439