The Community Empowerment Network (CEN) is a US-based non-profit organization which empowers rural communities and individuals in the Brazilian Amazon to become more self-reliant by:
- Helping residents there realize that they can solve their own problems and build sustainable livelihoods
- Strengthening their skills and resources so they can do so
- Collaborating with communities, government agencies, business and other non-profits to overcome structural challenges, such as lack of energy or limited access to doing so.
As result, communities and their residents are able to break the cycle of poverty and foster long-term, sustainable development. Learn More