The ICDI model
1. WORKING WITH LOCAL PEOPLE - ICDI accomplishes all projects with trained Central African staff. We are committed to making a lasting impact in CAR. We hire, train, learn from our Central African staff. Their leadership and commitment to this work ensures that it will be sustainable. ICDI is committed to working at the local, community level. We continually meet with the villages and work with them to plan ways to improve their lives.
2. WE START WITH WATER- No one should have to watch their child die from preventable water borne diseases. ICDI helps communities begin to break the cycle of sickness and poverty by providing access to clean water. ICDI actually drills the wells and rehabs the wells.
3. SUSTAINABILITY – Water projects only save lives if they last. We have teams visit each site to do preventative maintenance and report on the well.
4. LASTING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – We use the gains made in water to pursue broader community development goals in agriculture, AIDS/HIV, and development radio programming.
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Our Vision Statement
The VISION of ICDI is an Africa free from the ravages of persistent, generational poverty, where African people are actively engaged at the core of empowered momentum for change in their community.
Our Mission Statement
ICDI works collaboratively, in long-term partnership, with communities in central Africa, empowering people with sustainable access to clean water, transformational sanitation principles, and improved agricultural resources.
Where We Are Located
Integrated Community Development International is currently operating out of three primary locations in the Central African Republic. The capital city of Bangui is the headquarters for ICDI administrative staff, as well as the primary orphan care center, and the primary AIDS/HIV training headquarters. Just north of Bangui, ICDI’s short-wave radio station transmits from the town of Boali. In western C.A.R., Berberati is the primary center for the well-drilling and well-repair crews, with storage facilities for supplies and a full garage capable of complete vehicle rebuilds and pump repairs. ICDI’s agricultural development program is also currently located in Berberati, although a larger more permanent center is currently in the planning stages. A second orphan care center is also located in Berberati.