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Start with what you have and where you are: Building assets and agency

Start with what you have and where you are’ is the title of the new ABCD video produced at the end of year one of the ‘ABCD in Regreening’ project. The project works with 30 community groups in Homa Bay County, Kenya, to co-develop asset- and strength-based individual and community action plans. The video focuses on how community members have ‘built assets and agency’ thanks to ABCD in general, and the Leaky Bucket tool specifically. The video documents how the approach has helped them realize that rather than being ‘empty’ and defined by what they lack, they have ‘something’ including their personal and community assets and strengths that they can use and build on.

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