Accordion Mission - Manassehs Children
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Accordion Mission

Local Leadership Versus Importing Westerners

10-times more cost effective than western managers We recruit, train and retain the best and brightest local talent to work for change in their own society other than importing high priced western employees who require years to become adept at navigating local culture and traditions.

Breaking Down The Top 7 Obstacles To Family Planning

Impossible to Determine cost effectiveness at this time Deploying community health workers at low cost/no cost into the most afflicted communities so that they can hammer away at the cultural and religious prejudice, myths and misconceptions that are the real destroyers of family planning programs as opposed to investing in costly western birth control methods that often get mis-used or discarded.

Apprenticeships Versus Vocational Training For Older OVCs

2-times more cost effective than the current Vocational Training model We place older OVCs in community apprenticeships which provide skill development and employment in their own communities.

The vocational training/starter kit models very often don’t result in successful self employment.

Microfinance For Orphan Guardians And GBV Victims

14-times more Cost Effective than Orphan Monthly Sponsorships By pairing weak and strong orphan guardians into Micro-Loan groups, Ujamaa deviates from the traditional micro-loan model which allows members to self select their own groups. This makes possible the inclusion of older guardians who would never qualify or be chosen to be in a group. Our Ujamaa market model and bulk-purchasing provide these elderly guardians and their Ujamaa group the boost they need to overcome failing health and a lack of community support.

Prevention Versus Aftercare To End Rape

60-times more cost effective than the current “Aftercare” model We teach self-defense and personal empowerment/safety for prevention of rape other than the aftercare model that the majority of today’s GBV organizations currently practice.