EDA takes a holistic approach to community development. We believe that it is necessary for individuals, families, community and government to work together in order to attain positive, sustainable change.
Our Capacity Building for Communities initiative allows us to reach this goal. In this this program, before we launch a new project, we draw together stakeholders to identify possible limitations and roadblocks. The group develops a strategy that ensures that the project successfully reaches the maximum number of community members in the target group. EDA ensures that community members have the training and the tools they need to be successful in a project.
EDA’s Community Based Organizations program brings community members with similar livelihoods or goals together to form self-help groups or savings and credit associations. By working together, community members help and support each other and benefit from the knowledge and experience of the group.