Capacity building is the process of developing and strengthening the skills, talents, abilities and resources that communities and individuals need to thrive.
Not only are we teaching and spreading skills and knowledge to the people we work with, we are helping to create sustainable business to support these life changing projects.
Whenever possible, as much as possible, we strive for local ownership of projects. Our own staff are few, because we rely on partnerships with local people wherever we go. As much as possible, we make our work economically sustainable at the local level. Instead of relying on ongoing donor support, we help our local partners with the startup capital to launch local businesses, which employ local people and meet a need of the local community, to fund local projects, which are managed by those same local leaders.
Some of these business initiatives include: