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General Purposes

Participative Development Initiative

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2009–February 28, 2011
  • Location Durban, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus KwaZulu-Natal, Province of

About this grant

This grant provides general purpose support to Participative Development Initiative, an organization that assists communities with implementing sustainable programs through education and mobilization of resources from their local governments for development initiatives. Past achievements include working in targeted communities in the KwaZulu-Natal province to: provide education and training for community members to expand their understanding of sustainable development and develop a culture of self-reliance; help communities identify and prioritize sustainable projects in the areas of education, natural resource management, sustainable economic development, and basic needs; teach communities how to engage in local government planning and resource allocation processes; and advocate for community-initiated sustainable development projects.