Mission and Vision


Working for a more equitable, sustainable world


A world of sustainable living and opportunity for all


Our Approach

We Don’t Give

Things Away

We look for beneficiary participation in the form of financial contribution, labor, and hosting support to signal an interest in and commitment to the solutions we offer.

We Stick


We work to create lasting impact by building local capacity, working with local government institutions and other key stakeholders, and staying engaged with the people we serve.

We Take Diversity


Solving the complex challenges we take on requires many perspectives. Our team reflects the diversity around us and we make it a point to listen carefully to the voice of indigenous people, women, and youth.

We Go Where

Others Do Not

We prioritize working in some of the world’s most isolated, marginalized communities to empower healthy families to build resilient communities.


Our Values

Big Vision, Practical Action

We set ambitious goals and build the teams, systems, processes, and relationships to help us get there. We value true cost and balance creativity and practicality in our actions.


Leadership Team

Dr. Andrew Clark

Executive Director

Sandra Pavón

Nicaragua Country Director

María Margarita Ruiz

Nicaragua Adjunct Country Director

Guillaume  Craig

Senior Program Advisor

Co-Founder blueEnergy

Jacky Bauley

France Country Director and
Africa Regional Director

Alicia Barotte

France Development and Communications Coordinator


Board of Directors

Mathias Craig

Chairman of the Board
Co-Founder blueEnergy

Maricela Kauffman

Researcher in social and cultural development of indigenous women

Michèle Grégoire

blueEnergy France Founder

Madeline Bouton

Stanford University

Jacky Bauley

blueEnergy France President

Andrés Zamora

ON Energy Storage

Matt Flannery

Director Emeritus

Colette Grinevald

Director Emerita

blueEnergy France Founder


Our History

Setting the Stage 

The Rama Language Project

It all began in 1985 when linguist Dr. Colette Grinevald Craig began working with Ms. Nora Rigby of the Rama indigenous community to preserve and revitalize the Rama language on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.






IRS 501(c)3: 20-0448609


1595 Walnut Street

Eugene, OR 97403

United States of America

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