COMMUNITY INTERNAL RESOURCES
a community decides to use more of its own resources, it becomes more self reliant.
What resources of its own can it identify and use?
Internal Resources Check List (Local Inputs)
facilitator does not dictate to the community that all these must be provided by
the community. Instead, the facilitator can mention some or all of these, and ask
the community members to identify those which the community can provide:
cash, land, buildings, supplies and equipment, donated by individuals who want to
support their community. (They should be acknowledged and thanked in public meetings);
gifts from firms and businesses that want to advertise their good will and support
of the community. (They should be acknowledged and thanked in public meetings);
Labour: time and labour donated by community members, some unskilled (like clearing
grass, laying bricks), some skilled (carpentry, masonry), meetings, planning, supervision;
farmers may donate food for the project: (a) to communal workers who are working
on the project, or (b) to the executive committee to sell to raise cash for the project;
people who donate the preparing of food and refreshments to the community members
on communal working days;
for credit club and similar financial projects, contributions from all members;
partial funding from federal, district or local governmental sources;
funds. Sources may include district development committee participation;
Governmental Organizations (NGOs): local community based organizations, churches,
outside NGOs working locally;
Donors: benefactors who remain unknown.
list is not complete. Seek suggestions in brain storming sessions with community
members (not only leaders).
Public Fund Raising Event:
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