We believe that financial sustainability is the key to true local ownership when local communities can take responsibility for their own growth. We therefore support and break the dependency mentality of our communities and operational ties that come with reliance on outside funds.
In addition, we strive to generate most of our operating budget. ECoDAs Bio Demonstration Farms have been the main source of the operational budget for our community support since 2015. Controlled and anticipated by locals, Demonstration Farms sponsors most of the need in our communities, breaking the cycle of too much dependence on external aid. Where appropriate we seek assistance from other organizations to strengthen our efforts.