Agros is unique in that we do not reduce the causes or solutions of extreme poverty to just the individual or even family level. We seek to alleviate systemic poverty for entire rural villages — empowering them to literally work their way towards land and sustainable business ownership. The impact stretches across generations.
The Agros development process consists of five primary components, and requires an approximate 7-10 Year Investment.
|0-2 years||2-5 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|
|Values-based planning||Economic Sustainability||Passing on the Blessing|
The components of a successful Agros village include:
Help families define a vision for a new community and develop the local leadership required to create a self-sustaining, thriving community.
Work with families to identify and purchase agricultural land on credit and use their payments to purchase land for other new communities.
Create opportunities for adequate healthcare, education, adult literacy and spiritual growth.
Implement community and individual construction projects such as houses, schools, irrigation systems, latrines, infrastructure and community centers.
Develop agricultural production and support income-generating activities through microenterprise loans and technical training.
Give other communities the opportunity to own land through repaid loans and empower them to dream of a brighter future for their children.
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