Before any effort is initiated, our personnel assure that there are several layers of research conducted. We solicit potential micro-projects in areas that we are already active. This means that even as other efforts are ongoing, the possibilities of improving the lives of the people in these communities are being addressed.
In locations where we are new and are not yet active, sometimes it is necessary to mobilize and help organize the people. This activity involves meetings, identification of key players such as leaders and elders and mass meetings where women and those who are excluded by the developmental and social situations are included.
Since the micro-projects are owned by the people who benefit from it, it is important that they have the ability to read, write, take on book-keeping, proposal writing, and implement these efforts. This means that literacy classes, accounts training, skill development, fund raising, and implantation as well as sustainability capacities are developed as and when appropriate.
From early on, the community comes together to identify their needs, explore potentials and possibilities, and to structure how the activities will take place, from community organization, setting up of working communities, assuring outside technical intervention, gathering of internal resources, monitoring and evaluation as well as maintenance can take place. This is an intensive process involving a community’s key players who will eventually lead the micro-project.
When an effort is approved, it is time to make best use of the community mobilization, capacity development, and planning skills as well as resource harnessing. 30% of all input comes from within the community while Shanti Griha donors put in the rest, in some cases, we are pleased that local governments also participate and support our efforts.
The community members, committee members, the local government, Shanti Griha professionals, and donor partners all are involved in a participatory monitoring process. However, close monitoring is the responsibility of the community and Shanti Griha professionals closely involved in the micro-project.
Because our efforts are owned by the communities, because they have a stake and an investment in these efforts, it is easier to assure that they are sustained. Often the opportunity for growth is looked at before the micro-project is initiated and we are pleased that many Shanti Griha efforts have taken their own lives and are going forward very well.
This Shanti Griha working process has been fine-tuned over the past seven years that we have been active. We are pleased that the communities that we work with, our government and private partners, and our donors have facilitated and contributed to its shaping. We are thankful for this contribution and willingness to work with us.
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