Programmes

The community-based approach

Since inception, the Mvula Trust has championed the Community-Based Organisation (CBO) management model of rural development, and has played a pioneering role in developing and testing the model in thousands of projects throughout South Africa.

The community-based approach emphasizes the empowerment of communities to participate in; and manage the planning and implementation of projects in their own communities. Community-based organisations are established and supported to manage projects on behalf of their communities and project participants. Post-project mentorship and support is provided, where necessary, in order to ensure project sustainability.

The mission of The Mvula Trust is to provide, amongst others, Water and Sanitation services to the poor  and rural communities across South Africa. The total number of The Mvula Trust beneficiaries is  therefore from previously disadvantaged communities – with more emphasis placed on women,  elderlies, people with disabilities and youth.

National Footprint

The Mvula Trust has a national footprint of operations and offices, with its head office located in Midrand, Gauteng. Furthermore, it has regional offices in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal South, KwaZulu – Natal North as well as North West.

The CBOs are empowered with skills and capacities to create or access other local economic development (LED) opportunities beyond the project implementation phase. The CBOs manage project implementation and operate project finances in addition to performing community liaison functions. Emphasis is placed on the practical, hands-on training of CBO members who are mentored and provided with remedial training where it is deemed necessary, based on continuous the performance monitoring of individual CBO members.

We provide a wide range of services in the following areas:

  • Implementation of Water and Sanitation Projects
  • Project Design
  • Capacity Building and Training
  • Advisory and Consultancy Services
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Community Development Programmed

A wide range of services are provided around the following sectors:

  • Sanitation
  • Water
  • Social Cohesion and Community Facilitation
  • Institutional Capacity Building
  • Disaster Management
  • Community Construction, Operations and Maintenance
  • Training and Capacity Building
  • Employment creation through the CWP and YBE Programme

In those sectors, the following services are provided:

  • Project management using Community-Based Approach model
  • Feasibility studies
  • Project planning
  • Participatory community management structure establishment
  • Training and capacity building
  • Community construction and project implementation
  • Community facilitation
  • Procurement and financial management
  • Post-construction management and sustainability support
Programmes
Programmes
Programmes

We focus on the following

Since inception, the Mvula Trust has championed the Community-Based Organisation (CBO) management model of rural development, and has played a pioneering role in developing and testing the model in thousands of projects throughout South Africa.

Water & sanitation

Sustainable water & sanitation

The heart of Mvula’s strategic objectives

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Water management

The Mvula Trust - Water

Value and protection of water for the good of all

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Government support

Local government support

Assisting municipalities to be developmental by focusing on their mandates

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Training & advocacy

Training & Advocacy

Poverty alleviation, climate change adaptation and food security.

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Infrastructure development

Infrastructure creation

Livelihood improvements and good infrastructure implementation processes.

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Active Projects
244
Completed Projects
10000000
lifes improved
500000
Graduates