The case of Kambara shows the potential community philanthropy holds in triggering development.
Introducing and mainstreaming such approaches in the development sector as a form of community engagement could contribute to a new narrative of community-led development and empower citizens to drive their villages toward a future designed by themselves.
This approach is also core to shifting the power to community-led development. Although Kambara’s development is powered through community philanthropy, the village now has a development plan which international, national, and local projects would feed into.
Kambara is conscious of what its future would look like. The citizen engagement platforms in the local language give a voice to the villagers regardless of their level of education and allow projects to be tailored per the needs of those currently living in the village.
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