By focusing on development (teaching people to earn a living) as opposed to welfare (e.g. donating food); CORDUSA has built a sustainable and replicable model that has been successfully done by other groups.
The key success factor of CORDUSA is its motto of Active Participation. The villager has to be willing to take the first step to transform his/her life and CORDUSA will take 5 steps forward to assist the person.
Reaching out to each individual family and supporting their progress is slow to develop, but the ripples create multi-directional growth and sustainability. Infusing money and other handouts is easy; however generating hope and confidence takes time, persistence, and belief!
Belief in one’s ability to motivate another to change life-long thinking patterns and habits. CORDUSA enables the poor to transform their lives through programs driven by themselves on the simple premise that inspiration from within brings out the best in everyone. That’s what makes the program successful!