A World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity (A W.I.S.H.) is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide models and support for life sustaining activities that integrate solutions to poverty and the environment while fostering self-reliance. It was founded in March of 1995 and is registered as an NGO in fourteen countries and states. To learn more about the history and vision of A W.I.S.H., listen to an interview with or read a 15-year retrospective by President and CEO, Michael Karp.