CDI exists to see the nations of Central Asia developed one life, one family, and one community at a time.
Equipping individuals and engaging with communities to bring transformation through a variety of holistic relief and development projects.
Crosslink Development International (CDI) has been working in Central Asia since 1994, with projects currently active in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. We are a community development and aid organization with an emphasis on local involvement in all aspects of our work.
All people have inherent value and have the right to basic health, education, and the ability to improve their community. The communities throughout Central Asia are vast and diverse, and so our projects are also quite diverse, but all are founded on our commitment to see each community reach its fullest potential. So, whether we are training rural women in issues of health and hygiene, working with disabled children in an orphanage, farmers in the countryside, or schools in distant mountain villages, we believe local involvement from planning to implementation is the key to changing communities. We seek to identify key local partners, invest in them, and build their capacity to be agents of change in their own communities.
We have had the opportunity to work in a variety of areas; community health education, education development, well drilling, English language education, and agricultural development, micro-credit, physical therapy focused on children with special needs. Some of these projects are continuing within CDI, others have launched into locally led initiatives and organizations and many have resulted in changed individuals and changed communities.
Who We Are
Diversity characterizes the people of CDI, with both international and local workers on staff. From a handful of different nations, international staff members bring expertise in such areas as physical therapy, social work, engineering, community development, agriculture, and education. Local staff members contribute, in addition to deeper understanding of culture and language, backgrounds in such fields as education, accounting, and personal fitness. There are approximately 50 staff members in the 3 offices.