The Bridge Between Data & Development

Data-Driven Development

Puente believes in the power of data to make the world a better place. Our software gives partner organizations and local volunteers the ability to learn more about communities around the world and make better decisions on how to improve them. We have built a new, mobile-first platform for managing community assessments, monitoring, and evaulation, with local residents playing an integral role during every step of the process. We are using data to make international development more collaborative and efficient, so that together we can leave a bigger impact.


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Community Development

At Puente, we believe that community development should be led by those with most at stake: the residents. Our model hinges upon an intensive educational program that teaches local residents how to use data to plan and implement community development projects. Graduates of our training program become Puente volunteers, armed with free access to our data collection application and non-profit network so that they can put their neighborhoods on the map and find the right partners to enact change.

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Sustainable Impact Engine

Puente provides more than just data collection software and education. We use our community needs data and volunteer network to identify problems in real-time and design sustainable solutions that improve life for current and future residents. Our team works with partner organizations and local institutions to both utilize existing resources and bring in new ones that help bring a project to life. Ultimately, every Puente project is led and maintained by the community residents themselves.

The Bridge

In Spanish, Puente means bridge. We chose it as our name because we want to help development stakeholders, including community residents, governments, and non-profit organizations, connect. We believe that everyone has the ability to contribute to sustainable development, but no single party can drive lasting change on their own. We use data to align everyone's priorities around verified community needs, then design projects that allow all stakeholders to play their part in a collaborative team effort. Join our team today as a volunteer, non-profit partner, donor, or other contributor, and together we can accomplish more to create lasting change in communities worldwide.

Our Partners

Successful and sustainable international development requires collaboration from a wide variety of stakeholders. Our work is made possible thanks to the generous support of individuals, partner organizations, and foundations. Together, we are making a difference through data, one individual at a time.

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