All CHOICE projects are designed to be self-sustaining, to leverage other resources, and ultimately to make the village completely self-sufficient.
Where construction is involved, for example, the village is responsible for providing virtually all labor and natural materials. CHOICE provides only supplies too expensive for the village to afford, and skilled project management so that the project succeeds. With our help, the village usually secures large additional resources from area governments; if the village and CHOICE build a schoolhouse, for example, then the government provides a full-time teacher and school supplies. By the end, natural village leaders have emerged and learned to organize and complete projects on their own.
Our seasoned in-country staff works hard to ensure that we never do anything for villagers that they can do for themselves.