The Family Preservation Program

At Care for Life our mission is to alleviate suffering, promote self-reliance and instill hope.
‚ÄčThe Family Preservation Program (FPP) was designed intentionally to create self-reliant families among the poorest of the poor. The FPP is a family-based development program implemented at the community level and has four core components:

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FAMILY GOAL SETTING PROGRAM

Family goal setting is central to FPP. As families, learn to set and achieve goals that will allow them to improve their well being, they will grow in confidence and strength. As we strengthen families, we strengthen entire communities. Each family sets 8 goals each six months, that help them to make progress in the areas of Health and Hygiene, Education, Sanitation, Housing, Income Generation, Nutrition and general Well Being.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Another key to success in community sustainability, is developing leadership within the community. As we begin working in a new village, we enroll up to 80 local volunteers who are then trained to mentor and coach their neighbors. These leaders learn about healthy and sustainable practices and teach them to their neighbors in need. Thus, when Care for Life leaves the village they are able to successfully teach and care for each other.

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Care for Life in partnership with community leaders, also offers a variety of community programs that raise the level of education in key areas of development. Programs like literacy classes, how to plant a family garden and how to start a small business are available to everyone in the village who wants to learn. Courses, of course, are taught by locals who are familiar with customary learning styles and regional best practices.

INDIVIDUAL FAMILY MENTORING AND SUPPORT

In order to care for each family, Care for Life team members, along with local leaders, visit the home of each family. They assess needs, check in on goals and encourage them to keep moving forward. Where needs arise in areas of health or well being, Care for Life specialists visit and counsel with families to help them face their challenges.

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