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"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:
NEEDs - in particular the essential needs of the poor, which require overriding priority,
LIMITATIONS - imposed by the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."
~The Bruntland Report.Â
Based on these beliefs, our approach is to find small organisations and individuals who are already working to improve the lives of themselves and their neighbours and support them in their efforts. We choose people who demonstrate vision, determination and courage. We rely on them to know their own society and its needs; we do not impose our own vision of development.
We offer modest but regular, long term financial support and access to knowledge, ideas and skills training.
By providing a minimum level of 'no strings' financing we enable people to develop their organisational skills, decision making ability and self confidence. The results of our support are not a new school or clinic but a stronger organisation able to raise its own funds and sustain its work in the future.