Devxchange International Programs was founded by Tom and Beth Fellows, following 30 years of experience in international humanitarian work. Increasing inquiries by friends and family as to how they could become more involved in humanitarian work spawned the idea for creating a charity that would “help people help people”. The Fellows noted more and more people wanted to volunteer their time and expertise, and have a direct relationship with overseas partners who were on the front line of helping people in need.
In 2006, a competent group of individuals joined with them to form a Board and start the registration process. Beth and Tom are now retired and live in Belize, but continue to work with local development groups in Belize and check on Devxchange projects around the world.
Devxchange International Programs is proud to have a leadership team with varied expertise in business, finance, education and international development.
Project leaders, also referred to as “Lead Members”, are the heart and soul of Devxchange International.
Project leaders are volunteers who act as the liaison between Devxchange International and the implementing partners, who are responsible for the project activities in their respective countries. As a lead member, they are responsible for all aspects of their project and in turn, act as an administrative arm of Devxchange International, reducing overhead and ensuring that more funds are directed to projects.
The support staff of Devxchange International is made up of part time employees and volunteers. Driven by their dedication and enthusiasm, our staff keeps the organizational gears turning and supports our lead members with all the policies and procedures for effectively managing their overseas project.