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Our Approach

From the Community for the Community

We work holistically within communities, basing our approaches on proven good development practice including:

  • A Rights Based Approach recognising that development is about helping people claim diverse rights rather than a rather than a simple transfer of technology or resources.
  • Participatory Learning and Action
  • Active Citizenship: individual, groups and organisations taking responsibility for development
  • social entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy.


We use strategies and models that we have developed and adapted during our thirteen years experience. These include:

  • Rebuilding infrastructure &social structures
  • Revolving Livelihood Funds (RLF)
  • Community based protection mechanisms
  • Community mobilisation
  • Cultural exchange
  • Advocacy
  • Adaptation to climate change

We mainstream four cross-cutting themes across all our programmes: environment, gender, social inclusion, and volunteerism.