Many projects aim at promoting sustainable development. The formation of microcredit groups or revolving fund groups is the basis for these projects. The members of the groups save a small sum each month and take loans from the group fund, with an internal interest that adds to the fund. Groups that are successful are offered external loans to increase the capital for business. Projects for sustainable development in, for example, poultry, dairy goat breeding, tree plantations and improved agricultural methods are based on the participation of these groups.
In Mutomo, many individuals are at risk. The number of orphans is high, alcoholism and violence is common, which both contribute in many families to their misery. Support to vulnerable individuals is given most often as gifts from individual sponsors, but in the pilot projects concerning poultry and diary goats, the revolving fund groups Ngiluni Widows group and AIC Kakunio orphans group are included.
To strengthen heart and social ties among the teenagers we also arrange leagues in e.g. soccers and floor ball for about 500 teens all year through. The distribution between boys and girls is even. The sports activities create new platforms for teens looking for identity.
One of the main reasons to the low standard of living is the large number of children per family. Each project concerns approx. 400 participants. About 40 communicators are educated per project, upon which these visit the area and inform the people concerned. This is followed by larger meetings and individual treatment.
Apart from information on HIV, the project entails also health information and vaccinations.
The projects include also men, which is a necessary for a successful implementation.