Nov 14, 2011 by Joseph Mutebi
We continue to learn lessons about the importance of helping people help themselves. While self-help is World Renew’s desired and ultimate goal, it is a challenging road for communities. However, the benefits are so rewarding! Our participants regain their confidence, acquire skills, discover their potential, and manage the resources around them for improved livelihood in spite of any existing religious and cultural difficulties. The goal of the self-help group approach is to equip and empower communities for better livelihood by empowering women. This is a good entry point and vehicle into community development. The work involves building sustainable initiatives by training community facilitators from the first day we begin to work in a community. We do not promise any hand outs, but train key leaders and bookkeepers to manage the groups. Self-help groups seek to renew, rebuild and restore relationships in the communities.