Community Development and AusCongo

AusCongo Network is founded on the principles of Community Development. Our founder, Costa, strongly believes the proverb, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.

Motivated by this proverb, Costa and the AusCongo team, follow a community development model when starting and completing any project. We prefer not to presume what Mbuji-Mayi community needs, but have our team there investigate for us. This team, lead by Jean Calvin, interact with the community members and research what the community needs and what the potential cost may involve. This research is then sent to us in Brisbane, Australia, where our Projects Team develops a proposal and seeks funding – often through our partner organisation, WRA.

When our proposal is approved, the funding is sent straight to Jean Calvin who manages the budget and reports back to us with continual progress and an evaluation of the final project.

Keep your eyes peeled for more projects information coming soon!