To design and distribute income-generating devices that improve life in rural communities


The Full Belly Project believes that rural communities should awaken each morning to a day of economic possibility and go to sleep each night with bellies that are full.


Check out our most recent Impact Report from our 2016-2017 fiscal year below!


What We Do

Our goal here at Full Belly is to encourage self efficacy. We do not give handouts. We believe that the best way to help someone is to empower them with the tools to help themselves.

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Our Products

Full Belly currently has 6 products available for purchase!


Our Projects

Learn more about Full Belly's ongoing and most recent projects around the world!


Our History

In 2001, our founder Jock Brandis traveled to Mali to fix a small villages water treatment system. While there, he met a woman who asked if he could find an affordable nut sheller. Finding few results, he adapted an existing design and the seed of the Full Belly Project was born!


Our Team

With a staff of three, we are a primarily volunteer-based organization! From building machines in the shop, to serving on the Board of Directors, our community keeps us going!



Receiving awards and grants allow the Full Belly Project to partner, design, and plan the next step in achieving our vision of families who have the tools they need to fill their own bellies!