Listen, Learn, Sustain.

Sustain is the final element of COCO's motto; Listen, Learn, Sustain. Once the needs of a community have been met, measures need to be put in place to ensure that the community continues to benefit in the longer term.

By making a project self-sustainable, the community are empowered to be in control of their own future. Whilst COCO will continue to be accessible to the community to offer assistance and advice, it also enables COCO to bring benefits to other communities.  Many of the ways in which we do this are through promoting income generation to the schools we work with, and the parents and care-givers of children in the schools.

By working with schools to establish income streams, the schools are able to keep fees low, ensure the school has all the resources needed to teach effectively, pay the teachers a fare wage, and subsidise the school fees for the poorest in the communities.

Supporting parents to increase their income means that they can afford to send their children to school, and provide them with school equipment, food and healthcare.

light bulbHoja Capacity Building

To eliminate overheads, Hoja moved into their own offices and developed income-generation strategies to cover their costs.

Grass Olomayani Nursery

COCO worked with community to develop a sustainable agriculture garden to sustain the nursery.

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    Global Batwa Outreach

    The Batwa are an indigenous tribe who lived in forests in western Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Under…

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  • Olomayani Nursery

    Olomayani Nursery

    Olomayani (or “Blessings”) is a nursery in the village of Eluwai in the predominately Maasai area of Northern Tanzania. The…

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  • WAMATA – People in Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

    WAMATA – People in Fight Against H

    WAMATA is an organisation established by members of the community living on the shores of Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi). WAMATA…

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  • Food for Fees SHIKUWATA

    Food for Fees SHIKUWATA

    In 2016, COCO invested in developing a Food for Fees programme for SHIKUWATA, an organisation educating disabled children, who are often…

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  • Rehema


    Rehema is 28 years old and graduated from Muungano VTC at Hoja Secondary School in 2010. Rehema chose to attend…

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  • Eusebius


    Eusebius is 28 years old and graduated from Muungano VTC at Hoja Secondary School in 2010. Eusebius chose to attend…

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  • Moses


    Moses is 47 years old and received a small loan of 50,000 TZS in January 2015. Initially, Moses used his…

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  • Theodosia


    Theodosia is 30 years old and received a loan of 50,000 TZS in January 2016. Theodosia used her loan to…

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  • Editha


    “Women are not weak trust us because WE CAN.” Editha is 48 years old and a single mother of one…

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