Participatory Human Development is a process, not an event. When one cycle completes, it provides a bridge to the start of another cycle for community members, strengthening the commitment to empowered community-led development, and accelerating momentum as they continue to work together toward sustainable resolution of poverty – related issues.
Our field staff facilitate local community groups to identify, prioritize and resolve issues of persistent poverty, empowering participants by equipping them with confidence, skills and resource networks as they act together to improve their lives.
We do this through a nine-step process we call the Participatory Human Development Process.
Understanding the people in a community is vital in preparing them for change.
This step bridges the end of one mobilization to the beginning of the next Human Development cycle, with members considering what they’ve learned and how they will continue to grow and change by incorporating their new experiences.