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Development models require time to demonstrate their effectiveness and to enable local communities to take full responsibility for their own future development.

FDI therefore makes a long-term commitment to the areas in which we work, guided by the philosophy that a humane, sustainable development must reflect the choices made by people themselves with regard to how they live in harmony with their environment and within their communities. Sustainability is therefore a central consideration from the outset.

In recent years, FDI has assisted partner orgasanitions to mobilise funds and disbursements in a variety of ways, including endowment funds, user fees, grants and individual donations. Funding has also been facilitated from both the private and public sectors.