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presents
Village Solutions for
Global Problems
GSR has developed a low cost highly effective
way for rural communities to solve the
challenge of providing sustainable pr...
It is low cost
it does not require expensive imported
technology to start…
It depends on communities working
together to build their own prosperity
It empowers traditional leadership
This model is a cross between the
highly successful kibbutz and modern
corporate culture…
…adapted to African realities
GSR helps villages incorporate as
businesses
The owners of the business are
actually the community members
the business plan of this village corporation is
designed and executed by the community
corporation management team
GSR partners with this
village corporation, and
helps it market its
products
… integrate the production value chain
Marketing
Value
added
services
Primary
production
… and train small farmers in low cost
permaculture techniques that enable
them to rapidly increase their income
Using amrut mitthi soil rejuvenation
methods, it is possible to produce over
$10,000 of produce per hectare
Village corporations can bring in
annual revenues of millions of dollars
By amalgamating the productive power of many
people into a corporation with large revenues,
prosperity is assured for the ...
Rural communities with barren
unproductive soil…
Can transform this barren soil
into fertile farmland
(this is the same land as the previous photograph 5 years later)
The village corporation not only farms
– it can produce a wide variety of
products like construction materials
Locally produced materials make it
possible to build beautiful homes for
as little as $500
And produce their own energy using
low cost, reliable mid scale biomass
plants
Training empowers the local
workforce
©2009 Green Self Reliance 24
Unskilled workers gradually become skilled
craftsmen or successful business owners
©2009 Green Self Reliance 25
Profession...
Village corporation managers become
proficient in sophisticated
development techniques
so they can manage a progressive
capital investment that steadily
increases capacity…
©2009 Green Self Reliance 27
©2009 Green Self Reliance 28
GSR’s local partners develop vibrant
profitable local economies
And tackle more and more
sophisticated development projects
Target for a village corporation is a
sustainable income of $4,000 per year
for each family
Plus improved health care
schools
…clinics…
And rich cultural life
©2009 Green Self Reliance 35
GSR plans to reinvest profits
from village development into
building inter-connected
networks...
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GSR offers a simple low cost direct business model that has the potential to build village prosperity for millions of people

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Village solutions to Global Problems

  1. 1. presents
  2. 2. Village Solutions for Global Problems
  3. 3. GSR has developed a low cost highly effective way for rural communities to solve the challenge of providing sustainable prosperity for all its people…
  4. 4. It is low cost
  5. 5. it does not require expensive imported technology to start…
  6. 6. It depends on communities working together to build their own prosperity
  7. 7. It empowers traditional leadership
  8. 8. This model is a cross between the highly successful kibbutz and modern corporate culture…
  9. 9. …adapted to African realities
  10. 10. GSR helps villages incorporate as businesses
  11. 11. The owners of the business are actually the community members
  12. 12. the business plan of this village corporation is designed and executed by the community corporation management team
  13. 13. GSR partners with this village corporation, and helps it market its products
  14. 14. … integrate the production value chain Marketing Value added services Primary production
  15. 15. … and train small farmers in low cost permaculture techniques that enable them to rapidly increase their income
  16. 16. Using amrut mitthi soil rejuvenation methods, it is possible to produce over $10,000 of produce per hectare
  17. 17. Village corporations can bring in annual revenues of millions of dollars
  18. 18. By amalgamating the productive power of many people into a corporation with large revenues, prosperity is assured for the whole community
  19. 19. Rural communities with barren unproductive soil…
  20. 20. Can transform this barren soil into fertile farmland (this is the same land as the previous photograph 5 years later)
  21. 21. The village corporation not only farms – it can produce a wide variety of products like construction materials
  22. 22. Locally produced materials make it possible to build beautiful homes for as little as $500
  23. 23. And produce their own energy using low cost, reliable mid scale biomass plants
  24. 24. Training empowers the local workforce ©2009 Green Self Reliance 24
  25. 25. Unskilled workers gradually become skilled craftsmen or successful business owners ©2009 Green Self Reliance 25 Professional learns to manage, becomes business owner Unskilled worker becomes skilled professional Unskilled worker increases productivity thru OTJ training
  26. 26. Village corporation managers become proficient in sophisticated development techniques
  27. 27. so they can manage a progressive capital investment that steadily increases capacity… ©2009 Green Self Reliance 27
  28. 28. ©2009 Green Self Reliance 28 GSR’s local partners develop vibrant profitable local economies
  29. 29. And tackle more and more sophisticated development projects
  30. 30. Target for a village corporation is a sustainable income of $4,000 per year for each family
  31. 31. Plus improved health care
  32. 32. schools
  33. 33. …clinics…
  34. 34. And rich cultural life
  35. 35. ©2009 Green Self Reliance 35 GSR plans to reinvest profits from village development into building inter-connected networks of village corporations. This will make possible a life of prosperity for millions.

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