If nothing traditional aid agencies are doing is working

What does different look like?

You do not teach a man to fish by buying him all the equipment, building him a boat, building a fishing school, and paying him to attend it.

This is the model of all aid.

Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime. The saying may be true but in world aid the application is not. Aid programs and kind hearted donors use new buzzwords but rarely change how they apply aid in the real sense. You best teach a man to fish when he is a young boy, and his father shows him how to carve a pole, cut some line, make a hook, and find bate. How to cast, and how to know where the fish are.

VCI is dedicated to the ideas that:

And the radical premise of empowerment

The best testimony to our success has been a radical reduction in infant mortality, and disease reduction, thousands of orphans returned to ancestral homes, an increase in economic security, and the spreading of the good news as nearby communities are replicating the principles of empowerment.

Donations to Village Care International are used solely to support our African facilitators with a small living wage and to provide them with a means of transportation and communication. VCI has no administrative deduction from your donation. All donations are allocated to empowerment projects in Africa.

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Viable Community Initiatives Uganda Update!

VCI Team Uganda paid an advocacy visit to the leaders of Butaleja District of Busolwe village.

The essence of the meeting was to introduce Viable Community Initiatives as well as OPOS (outcomes for life, Basic home practices and Open Space) with a view to train their community members on how to emacipate themselves from the economic and social challenges confronting them by using their indigenous resources as well as how to raise healthy families and children using OPOS methodology. vcinitiatives.org
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Viable Community Initiatives Uganda Update!

VCI Team Uganda paid an advocacy visit to the leaders of Butaleja District of Busolwe village.

The essence of the meeting was to introduce Viable Community Initiatives as well as OPOS (outcomes for life, Basic home practices and Open Space) with a view to train their community members on how to emacipate themselves from the economic and social challenges confronting them by using their indigenous resources as well as how to raise healthy families and children using OPOS methodology. vcinitiatives.orgImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Viable Community Initiatives Nigeria, Update!

Viable community initiative Nigeria was at Marere Community in Tudun wada L G. A. Of Kano State for OPOS sensitization.

The community members were trained on how to keep their environment clean with respect to sanitation. They were also taught about how to improve their economic fortunes via small and medium businesses that will not require large sums of capital.

Also, education which is key wasn't left behind as they were charged to ensure they have their children enrolled in school and also encouraged them to acquire vocational skills so as to have comparative advantage which will help them earn a living for themselves and families.

Worthy of mention is the fact that, they were all encouraged to help the vulnerable widows and orphans within their community using the available resources at their disposal for a better living.

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Viable Community Initiatives Nigeria, Update!

Viable community initiative Nigeria was at Marere Community in Tudun wada L G. A. Of Kano State for OPOS sensitization.

The community members were trained on how to keep their environment clean with respect to sanitation. They were also taught about how to improve their economic fortunes via  small and medium businesses that will not require large sums of capital. 

Also, education which is key wasnt left behind as they were charged to ensure they have their children enrolled in school and also encouraged them to acquire vocational skills so as to have comparative advantage which will help them earn a living for themselves and families.  

Worthy of mention is the fact that, they were all encouraged to help the vulnerable widows and orphans within their community using the available resources at their disposal for a better living.

For more updates...Keep following us on our website. vcinitiatives.orgImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

VIABLE COMMUNITY INITIATIVES NIGERIA UPDATE!

Today VCI Nigeria team stormed Dogo Nahauwa community, a very low income community located South of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria to facilitate OPOS training.

This training today became necessary and profound due to the massive massacre of hundreds of women, children and men that took place in 2010 that left the community ravaged and in ruined for loss of both human and material resources of unimaginable proportions.
Widows and orphaned children were left stranded as how to carter for themselves.

Several years later, the community is yet to recover fully and find life very tough.

We were glad when an invitation was extended to us to share OPOS to the community by an EMS missionary who benefited immensely from the the OPOS training recently.

There unwavering determination to pick up life and resuscitate the available resources within their reach and make life worthwhile again after today's session left us speechless.

Below is the testimony from one of the organizers to us;

"Our profound gratitude to all VCI Nigeria and EMS Head office for your visit to Dyemburuk (Dogo Nahauwa). Indeed, your presence and presentation is the talk of the day in the community. It's very difficult for most people in the community to avail such kind of call. The host Rev. Jugu was just wondering how the people responded. To God be the glory!"

Such a testimony is heartwarming and emboldens us to do more even in the face of daunting challenges.

God will not do for us what man could and should do for himself. This is the hallmark of our motivation and passion to ensure that no community is left behind.

We will continue to shatter conformity while sparking transformations in our vulnerable communities across Nigeria and Africa at large. vcinitiatives.org
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VIABLE COMMUNITY INITIATIVES NIGERIA UPDATE!

Today VCI Nigeria team stormed Dogo Nahauwa community, a very low income community located South of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria to facilitate OPOS training.

This training today became necessary and profound due to the massive massacre of hundreds of women, children and men that took place in 2010 that left the community ravaged  and in ruined for loss of both human and material resources of unimaginable proportions.
Widows and orphaned children were left stranded as how to carter for themselves.

Several years later, the community is yet to recover fully and find life very tough.

We were glad when an invitation was extended to us to share OPOS to the community by an EMS missionary who benefited immensely from the the OPOS training recently.

There unwavering determination to pick up life and resuscitate the available resources within their reach and make life worthwhile again after todays session left us speechless.

Below is the testimony from one of the organizers to us;

Our profound gratitude to all VCI Nigeria and EMS Head office for your visit to Dyemburuk (Dogo Nahauwa). Indeed, your presence and presentation is the talk of the day in the community. Its very difficult for most people in the community to avail such kind of call. The host Rev. Jugu was just wondering how the people responded. To God be the glory!

Such a testimony is heartwarming and emboldens us to do more even in the face of daunting challenges. 

God will not do for us what man could and should do for himself. This is the hallmark of our motivation and passion to ensure that no community is left behind.

We will continue to shatter conformity while sparking transformations in our vulnerable communities across Nigeria and Africa at large. vcinitiatives.orgImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
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VCI has no administrative deduction from your donation.
All donations are allocated to empowerment projects in Africa.