Prove that with custom- designed and efficiently managed small-scale projects we can generate and support sustainable economic growth even in the most disadvantaged communities.
Help bring the first of the eight Millennium Development Goals (eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2015) down from lofty political speeches, debate rooms or lengthy official reports, at least a fraction closer to reality. We mean to do that by addressing the root causes of poverty, of malnourishment and aid-dependency, in small rural communities, by offering multilayered integrated solutions, along with on-site training, technical assistance and modern technologies – all adapted to the specific conditions and particularities of the respective rural communities.
By starting up with small-scale custom-made projects (pilot projects), prove that tangible and measurable social and economic development shouldn’t mean spending insane budgets for indefinite periods of time with results (justifying the respective budgets) that may only make sense in the charts and tables of glossy periodic reports.
Prove that by developing a network of custom-designed eco-friendly business projects (agricultural or otherwise) in various rural communities, using, to the largest extent possible, renewable energy technologies, we may actually be able to break the curse of endemic poverty and of the current developmental stalemates.
Help people help themselves, by giving back to them that sense of pride that usually pairs well with economic independence. And we don’t intend to do so by serving our partners with crafty abstractions in one-off inspirational seminars about their productive potential and how they can do more and better with wooden ploughs and undernourished oxen. Instead, we’ll provide them with a mix of continuous on-site specialized assistance and with all the assets, modern technologies and other production means they’ve always lacked and that are imperative for realistically achieving this goal. That’s how we’ll be setting them on course for meeting their development potential.
Promote a strict “children-in-school-not-working-the-fields” policy, while making sure that our support will be used to provide the children in the communities involved in our projects with the best possible educational opportunities
Promote and support full and equal participation of women, in all the stages of the respective projects.
Facilitate access to markets (local or otherwise) for the products obtained.
Promote the idea of individual and collective responsibility in relation with the objectives set forth in each project, while emphasizing on the crucial role of family economics and individual discipline in achieving the desired goals.
Assist communities in making the best possible use of the benefits resulted from their respective productive activities, by redirecting part of the proceeds towards community projects (e.g. schools, dispensaries, communal cultural facilities etc).