Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured
So far, with our commitment, there has been successful progress. The encouragements from the community leaders who have appreciated the program and only look forward to the full-scale implementation. The community volunteers are satisfied and the primary beneficiaries have received support from the community groups. The involvement of the community-institutions has ensured project to be delivered within or under budget. The completion of the project (pre-implementation demo) has also been done on time and all requirements met. In Siavonga district, for example, 6 women and 4 men have received training and are working well.
We keep in mind the most important measure of project success to be dependent on beneficiary Satisfaction. This will be measured through key performance indicators which will be focused on the number of orphans and vulnerable young people and children receiving support.
Keeping our partners (stakeholders/sponsor) informed throughout the project. Communicating to them using face-to-face conversations (yes, as good project managers this has worked for us), status reports, e-mail, status meetings, voice mail, formal documentation, even skype if we have to. Our beneficiaries (primary and secondary) will be kept informed and remain engaged throughout the project.
How will your project evolve over the next three years?
Evolvement of the project will be through the multiplicative principle of operations. The funds repaid are re-invested into community projects. After the project demonstration on two business ventures (poultry and fishing), viability of business assured sustainability due to lucrative proceeds. This will support orphans and vulnerable young people and children sustainably. The project brings every citizen’s need in terms of poverty alleviation strategies and the approach is well branded. It is the most viable and self-sustaining mechanism that promotes community engagements. Since many players will be involved, including the participation of women and youths, employment levels will increase, resulting into well functioning systems for entrepreneurship and insurance principles.