Mama Hope challenges the conventional approach to development. Our model, the Connected Development Model, is a consultative, bottom-up approach composed of three key phases: Listen, Connect and Enable.
Projects are identified by the community. Our partners are already well aware of what they need, so the first thing we do is listen. Together with the community we develop a project proposal that allows them to implement a custom solution for their individual needs.
We use all available tools to raise the funds needed to complete specific projects. Project sponsors range from foundations and corporations to individuals. We also leverage technology, social media and basic human connection to build momentum around each project.
Projects involve 100% use of locally supplied materials and labor. Our keep-it-local approach creates jobs and stimulates local economies while reducing environmental impact. Local designs and materials make operation, maintenance, and repair possible without outside assistance. The result is a sincere sense of community dedication that is essential for lasting success and true sustainability.
We recognize that each community has distinctive needs and requires a unique solution. Connected Development means striking a dynamic balance between support, sustainability and self-sufficiency.