Who are we?
An international NGO working through the implementation of inclusive and integrated programs connected to the local realities.
What do we do?
We conceive, implement and perpetuate development programs. This is done through dialoguing with, and the active participation of our local partners and authorities and the states of the countries we intervene in.
The principal purpose of these programs is to improve the living conditions of the poorest populations of the world in a sustainable way. We also aim to reinforce the civil society organisations that we work with.
We do not intervene in a precise sector or area but apply a specific process of cooperation. By the connection of our network’s members’ abilities, we maximise the efficiency, the inclusiveness and the autonomy or our programs.
Development programs have to settle on various dimensions in order to ensure a positive driving force for the poor and underprivileged: housing actions, economic development, community building, education access, health and social care…
They have to be integrated into a territory and processed with the local actors and authorities.
Through a genuine common working area, they have to reinforce the civil society’s abilities of the countries we intervene in, as well as that of western organisations.
Programs’ theorisation and capitalisation cannot be done out of a permanent and followed discussion with the fieldwork. Methodologies have value only through their adaptability and dynamic features.
Our organisation relies on an international network of development professionals: sociologists, anthropologists, urban planners, architects. We rely on the multidisciplinarity of our people to build a transverse program.
Our network is federated by the headquarters in France: four employees (a director, a general project adviser, one for Romania and one for Madagascar) and an active board of twelve members. Five locals are employed in Madagascar (a project officer, an agricultural engineer, a community strengthening adviser, an accountant and an equipment technician) two in Romania (a social worker attached to Roma people and a multifunctional building monitoring adviser) and there is a project implementation adviser in Cuba.