Repayable Stipends and accountability is one part of the solution.
With repayable stipends, Action Center participants gain the ability to work their way out of poverty one step at a time as they build businesses and generate steady incomes.
As their incomes increase, they are able to feed their children nutritious foods, buy books and school uniforms, and pay tuition for better schools.
As their bushiness grows they end up, creating jobs and providing income to more families.
The Action Center, by requiring that all stipends be repaid, guarantees assistance for future residents in need and the cycle of help will perpetuate for years to come.
The Action Center, as an agency, is able to cycle through more residents; build the program through interest gained; and, help more beyond the original 50 families in a self-sustaining programmatic structure.