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Planning for action
A group working together can take action to solve many problems. Here are some
useful steps for taking action.
1. Choose a problem that most people in the group feel is important. Although
many changes are probably needed, your group may be more effective if it works
on one problem at a time. At first, pick a problem that your group has a good
chance of solving quickly. Then, as the group learns how to work together, you
can work on more complicated problems.
My mother cares
for my daughter
now, but her
health is getting
I have a new job in the city. I
just don’t have enough time to
do everything that has to be
done at home as well as care
for my wife.
I need someone to
look after my wife
on market days.
2. Decide how you want to solve the problem. List many ways the problem could
be solved and pick the one that best uses your group’s strengths and resources.
We could probably
all use help like that.
Why don’t we try to
pool our money and
I wish someone could help me to collect
wood and water and also cook a meal
sometimes. Then I would have more time
to help my disabled mother.
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