• Annual_Report

    Safe water for 229,000 people and counting…

    We’ve brought safe water to 229,852 people in more than 400 villages in Nicaragua! Thank you Pentair Foundation for helping us empower these communities with safer water and better health! We’re well on our way to reaching our goal of 250,000 people by June.

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    CTI Blogs from Senegal

    A team of CTI volunteers and staff is in Senegal working with local partners to expand the distribution and impact of our Pearl Millet tools. Check out our blog to read about farmers' reactions to the tools and the amazing Senegalese people we're collaborating with along the way.

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    CTI Spring Benefit Dinner

    At CTI’s Spring Gala, we are celebrating the power of innovation—the transformation of an idea into impact! You can help empower communities with innovative food and water tools by joining us in Minneapolis on May 8 for a Senegalese dinner and an R&D runway show!

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    CTI's Bold New Vision

    This past year, CTI staff and volunteers took some time to reflect how far we’ve come and we’ve developed a plan for our future. We’ve adopted a new mission, refined our approach and design philosophy, and we’ve set ambitious goals for increasing our impact over the next 3 years.

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Our Approach

We create practical food and water tools that empower the global poor to better feed and support themselves.

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Technologies that Empower

We design innovative tools that help farmers harvest, store and process their crops, as well as gain access to clean drinking water.

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Sustainable Impact

We aren't interested in short-term solutions or handouts. Our technologies and programs provide sustainable pathways out of hunger and poverty.

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The Latest from Our Blog

Grain Processing Tools Increase Harvest

CTI has developed a set of tools that significantly increase the amount of pearl millet grain farmers in developing countries can produce—improving the nutrition and income of rural households.