An important part of our work involves accompanying community processes and implementing small development projects that increase communities’ access to basic resources and services necessary for a dignified life. These projects grow out of the communities’ own assessments of their needs, in collaboration with small international grant-making agencies and the sister community relationships.
A large part of many of these projects and of FUNDAHMER’s work in general can be described by the terms “Accompaniment” and “Formation.” Accompaniment may refer to presence at meetings of community organizing committees, participation in community celebrations, or simply the attitude of encountering each other on common ground and together imagining a way forward. Formation may involve trainings around sustainable agriculture practices, meetings with the scholarship students, theological workshops with community representatives, or chats about the national state of affairs. Accompaniment and formation overlap and run together and are the foundation for any other work we do.
Please visit these pages to learn about the work of each of FUNDAHMER’s programs.