Case Study — Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO)

Sustainable Missions, Inc. (SMI) (www.SustainableMissions.org) has operated the successful SACCO, named Sustainable SACCO ! This has provided sustainable credit services to our indigenous brothers and sisters in Uganda !!

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Case Study – SACCO

SMI Sustainability Process

 

Bart Hungerford

July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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SMI Considers traveling to Uganda in August 2017

Sustainable Missions, Inc. (SMI) (www.SustainableMissions.org) leadership and Covenant Mercies leadership consider plan to travel to Uganda in August 2017 to survey SMI Land, create a Site and Use Plan, and consider the possibility of a lower Ugandan School location and construction on the SMI Land.

Exciting and Supporting SMI Education and Sustainability efforts !

 

Bart Hungerford

July 2017

 

 

 

 

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SMI Land Use — Lower School — Kindergarten through 8th Grade !

SMI has been asked to consider 3 to 5 acres of SMI Ugandan land for the use with Alpha and Omega Vocational Secondary School (AOVSS) and Covenant Mercies to consider supporting the creation of a lower School (Kindergarten through 8th grade) to be constructed on the SMI Ugandan Land !!
Exciting developments !!

 

Bart Hungerford

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Re-Focus On Original Mission and Process

SMI Sustainability Process

Starting in Early 2016, the SMI Board desired to re-focus Sustainable Missions, Inc. (www.SustainableMissions.org) to get back to its founding basics. Focus on: identifying, fostering, promoting, and participating in projects and activities in which the recipients could within short order — sustain themselves. In addition, SMI is continuing its African work, and is now reviewing, researching, and testing US cities according to the process below:

  • Identifying sustainable projects for training, employment, and entrepreneurial businesses can be created and sustained;
  • Setting organizational and sustainability Goals (clearly focusing on “What’s Important”);
  • Presenting the important Metrics (intentionally identifying “What & How to Measure”);
  • Conducting (with Board Approval) & Implementing the Project (“Do-ing the Project”);
  • Evaluating and Viewing the Tangible Results (“What Did We Do & How Did We Perform”); and
  • Analyzing the Results and Revising the Next-Step Goals (“How Do We Improve”).

 

Bart Hungerford

January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Refocusing on Core Missions — Pillars of Sustainable Communities

Re-Tooling Sustainable Public Housing and Public and Corporate Community Development

Process: Goals, Measure, Results, Successes and Revise — Repeat

The Pillars of Sustainable Communities:

  • Economic, Commerce, & Employment (Business)
  • Spiritual
  • Education
  • Health, Welfare, & Shelter
  • Governance and Safety

Significant areas of Focus:

  • Sustainable Public Housing — Create public housing incentives to learn job skills in the planning, development, and construction of publically-funded housing.
    • New Ideas – Best and Brightest — University programs in architecture, urban design, locations, and mixed-use buildings which encourage ownership, pride in community, character, entrepreneurs, community interaction, revitalization and rejuvenation, starting businesses, owning retail, security, services, and restaurants within city housing communities.
    • Integrate New Businesses — Incentivize/Encourage entrepreneurs to start new businesses for Property Management, grounds maintenance, landscaping, and building maintenance by hiring and training local community members.
    • Urban Employment — Existing and future sub-contractors mandate that contractors hire local unemployed community members on a 1-for-1 basis — support with training and mentoring for all services provided by public funding.
    • Customer Service Model and Mentality – Design around and serve the customer (i.e., the tenant). Integrate with all stakeholders
  • Sustainable Corporate Community Development — Create Goals for Corporate Community Development, Measure the Important Metrics, View & Evaluate Tangible Results, Analyze Successes and Revise Plan – Repeat.
    • Process:
      • Goals — Identify and Define the Goals – “What’s Important”
      • Metrics — Design the Metrics to provide the right incentives – “What & How to Measure”
      • Implement – Conduct Projects – “Do”
      • Results — View and Evaluate Tangible Results – “How Did We Do”
      • Analysis — Analyze Successes (and challenges) and Revise – “Feedback and Adapt”
    • Hire Local — Hiring local unemployed community members
    • Best & Brightest Ideas — Encouraging interaction with Local Colleges and Universities
    • Business Mentality – Think like a Business; Companies sponsor (“seed capital”, no give-aways, just hiring and focused attention) and mentor entrepreneurs to start new businesses — higher corporate revenues, improved corporate profits from locally mentored employees/entrepreneurs and the started businesses buying from local companies.
    • Employable Results — Companies will have a better pool of talented employees to be hired into their companies. Employees will be likely to stay longer (Employee satisfaction and Employee Longevity)
    • Location — Businesses to locate within the inner cities for employment pools, for job creation, for ease of distribution, ease of access.

Bart Hungerford

December 2016

 

 

 

 

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