The Blue Mountain Project partners with rural farming communities in Jamaica's Blue Mountains to improve health, education and the economy.
The Blue Mountain Project (BMP) is a grassroots, non-profit, volunteer organization that has been working for 11 years in the rural villages of the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. By living and working directly with the communities we serve, we identify key areas of needed development and facilitate sustainable solutions. Our priority program areas were determined in consultation with our communities and by a belief in a holistic approach to sustainable community development. Working with local and international volunteers, we make the most of every resource and donation to effect lasting, productive change.
Incorporated in the United States and registered in Jamaica, the BMP is governed by an international Board of Directors that is guided by the needs, ideas, and wishes of the communities where we live and work. The BMP is staffed by a small team of employees and full-time local and international volunteers in our Ambassador program. Our strategic plan guides our work and is aligned with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 development agenda.
The villages where the BMP works are the most isolated communities in the poorest parish of Jamaica, St. Thomas. Our villages are located towards the peak of Jamaica's Blue Mountains and the only roads are dirt roads at incredible inclines and transportation in and out of our communities remains a serious barrier to economic, educational and health resources.