Case 5: Enabling Prosperity/Microlending & Redistributing Land
The components of a successful Agros village include:
1. Community Organization
Help families define a vision for a new community and develop the local leadership required to create a self-sustaining, thriving community.
2. Land Ownership
Work with families to identify and purchase agricultural land on credit and use their payments to purchase land for other new communities.
3. Community Education & Training
Create opportunities for adequate healthcare, education, adult literacy and spiritual growth.
4. Housing & Infrastructure
Implement community and individual construction projects such as houses, schools, irrigation systems, latrines, infrastructure and community centers.
5. Sustainable Economic Growth
Develop agricultural production and support income-generating activities through microenterprise loans and technical training.
6. Passing on the Blessing
Give other communities the opportunity to own land through repaid loans and empower them to dream of a brighter future for their children.
|0-2 years||3-5 years||5+ years|
|Family Selection Process||Technical Assistance & Training||Microenterprise Development|
|Small Agricultural Loan||Stewardship of Land & Resources||Human & Social Development Programs|
|Strengthen Organization||Leadership Development||Repayment Perpetuates Cycle|
|Passing on the Blessing||Economic Sustainability|