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  • Frankle

    I went to a talk by the a guy from Housing for Health (top right photo in http://www.healthabitat.com/housing-for-health ) who said he first engages and employs locals to get them participating in and owning the idea of improvements to their community - in fixing maintenance problems like 'no shower' (major contributor to childhood mortality) he trains them and gets them doing it so they can continue after he is gone. It has apparently worked well in Central Australian aboriginal communities, Nepal, Bangladesh and the poorest section of highest-murder rate Brooklyn NYC (apparently Obama allocated $28M but local housing commission blocked it as the quick improvements would have embarrassed their previous lack of effectiveness)