PanAfricare designs projects with participatory appraisals. What does that mean? PanAfricare staff, most of whom are community members themselves, work with each community to identify what development difficulties they face and what local resources are available to achieve solutions. In addition to national and corporate leaders, we consult with traditional and religious leaders when designing projects, and we react to local feedback as projects progress. We contract local companies to carry out certain project tasks, such as the construction of a community library, so local firms earn the experience and the income.