Redefining what is possible in a world that seems impossible



Every 20 seconds a child dies due to unsafe drinking water. 1040i has made it one of its main goals to end this. In areas where wells are impossible due to elevation, 1040i is building water reservoirs to catch rain water and giving families filtrations systems to bring clear, sustainable water to their homes.


1040i creates opportunities for volunteer teams of medical professionals to provide surgeries (e.g. cataract, OB-GYN, orthopedic, maxillofacial, cancer, hernia, etc.) and health and eye clinics for children and adults in areas where medical care is basically non-existent or the specialties we can provide do not exist.


With many schools forgotten and left in ruins, 1040i’s volunteer crews and educators focus on the construction and repair of schools. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for children to learn and provide them with the tools to do so, i.e. school supplies, desks, fresh paint, and a roof that doesn’t leak.

From The Blog

The First and the Fearless

Scott Zingerman will embark on one of the biggest adventures of his life this fall. Scott will transform a community.  Scott will fulfill the dreams of countless Ivorian children.  Scott will be the first American teacher at the Bilingual Academy built by 1040i and our Ivorian team. Originally planning on attending physical therapy school, Scott […]

 18-year-old Alix Yaw is an ideal example of how age and qualifications don’t limit one’s ability to change lives.  While she has volunteered for 1040i in the past, she said the February trip to the Ivory Coast was different than any other she had experienced.  She was a member of the wound care team, who primarily […]

For Shane Horinek, experiencing a trip with the 1040i team was everything he hoped for and more.  Within five minutes of arriving his dream came to life: a swarm of 30 children gathered around him in delight and laughter.  Pure joy. Shane was part of the 1040i construction team who renovated a school in Doropo […]

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