The aim of the Community Development Programme is to build resilent communities in the 120 villages that we work that are better able to manage their own projects, build sustainable livelihoods, and contribute towards their local ecomony.
Our projects and support are specifically aimed at people living with HIV/AIDS and the families and guardians of orphans and vulnerable children.
What are we doing?
We work with local communities designing and managing local agricultural, livestock or cottage industry projects... pigs, goats, diary cattle, mushroom, mango, banana, cocoa, palm oil production.... bee keeping, paint making, carpentry workshops and tailoring... to name a few!
We have built model agricultural farms, carpentry workshops and fisheries to support local learning through formal vocational training and peer-led knowledge exchange.
What do we hope to acheive?
- A more diverse, dynamic local economy with a rise in local agriculture, livestock and fishing production and associated trade; and more readily available diverse supply of milk, meat and vegetables for those most at risk of ill health.250 new micro-businesses in operation by 2014!
- 250 new micro-businesses by 2014!
- Improved access to clean water in 120 communities
- OVCs and their guardians are participating in local decision making processes and are advocating for their land inheritance rights.