It is often the case that small scale development projects can be very successful. There are a number of reasons for this, including the following:
1) They are often instigated by local communities who have identified a need, and researched how best to achieve success.
2) They are often inexpensive to set up, sometimes only requiring a small amount of money in up-front costs.
3) Even if more expensive they are often uncomplicated, making them appealing to potential donors.
That appeal is enhanced by the fact that often an easily defined community can be seen to benefit from a suitable donation of goods, money, time and/or expertise.
A forthcoming blog (or series of blogs depending on how much information I can get) will highlight examples from the area I am familiar with – Pakati schools, Ward 14 and Murewa in general.