Our way of doing things is not the typical project design and implement method.
Instead, we believe in flexible working relationships that adapt to the evolving needs of partner communities over the long-term.
We start by working with rural communities to identify their priorities and needs, and then gather relevant solutions that have already been tested elsewhere so communities don't have to waste resources reinventing the wheel.
After, we connect individuals to groups of people who can collectively strengthen one another through shared visions, resources, and ideas. With these groups, we facilitate the co-creation of local prototypes - developing common agreements, strategies, budgets, and working structures.
Once a working prototype is in place, we help collectives identify resources that can help their project take shape, and then work closely with them to adapt, innovate, and solve challenges as they test their models on the ground.
Through a participatory process, all prototypes are continually assessed for impact by the communities themselves, giving them the power to determine quality and worth. Validated models are then finally curated into open-source and easily accessible resources – enabling rural communities to easily replicate these models for themselves regardless of who or where they are.
Our detailed approach is outlined below.