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What is our goal?
The primary goal of the H. Kumi Foundation is to provide access to water in communities facing infrastructural deficiencies due to a myriad of factors, be they political, economic, and/or environmental.
Our focus is to remedy these deficiencies by establishing community associations in conjunction with local businesses in order to fulfill demand for water through sustainable, longterm community managed water sources.
In a sense, our goal is to bypass the structural problems to go directly to those affected by these deficiencies and build on the assets the community has, while creating new assets. It is an endogenous development model, development from the inside-out.
Community development projects with a focus on endogenous development have to utilize many of the resources a community already has at its disposal.
This means building from within the sustainable future and greater wellbeing. Assets are the resources a community have for a development project and what can be built upon to increase project success.
The literature typically labels these assets as different forms of capital. The different types of capital fall into seven categories: physical, human, social, financial, environmental, political, and cultural.
Each asset has a specific conceptualization, allowing the organization to organize the different types of capital, see where there is strength, see where there is weakness and decide based upon the assessment the most efficient and productive strategy.