John Mwaniki, chairman of the Gikama Agribusiness Cooperative Society in Kenya. Photo by Anders Hansson.

John Mwaniki, chairman of the Gikama Agribusiness Cooperative Society in Kenya. Photo by Anders Hansson.

How we work

The support from We Effect is always..

.. directed to cooperatives or other democratic organisations
.. formulated in partnership with the organisations.
.. and with the role of We Effect as a funder and adviser.

Working in partnership with local member-based organisations is a fundamental aspect of the way we work. Supporting local member-based organisations instead of individuals makes it possible to work for a sustainable development with long-term results.

Our role is to support the partner organisation as advisers; in the formulation of the project and through the processes of planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation.

We Effect is the funder, but the partner organisation is the owner of the project, and the project is always based on the interests and priorities of the members of the partner organisation.

Working with local organisations also involves the possibility to work for changes on two levels:

1. At a micro-level by practical projects with the goal to achieve concrete welfare goals for individuals.

2. At a macro-level by strengthening people´s own organisations so that they can give better service to their members and increase the organisation´s ability to exert influence and defend the members´ rights in society.

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