I teach Social Entrepreneurship at the college-level. I am impressed with Care For Life's model. They have migrated away from giving and now mainly reward after individuals , families and villages have met pre-determined goals. I hope other NGOs check out CFL's model and adopt in in other countries.
I observed Care For Life in action in Beira, Mozambique. My wife and I were serving as the Country Directors for the LDS Humanitarian Services in Mozambique and Angola. We observed the changes in the community of Mbatwe, where one of the most striking differences was the change in the number of funerals. Before CFL began their training and education, there was normally 4-5 funerals a month (about 50 per year). After 3 years as participants, that number dropped to about 6-8 per year! That obviously helped increase the happiness reflected by the community. That kind of success is a result of very dedicated staff members, and indicates that their approach to helping the community is working!!!
Care For Life simply has the most effective program I've seen in the business of helping families and communities to become financially self-sustainable. They do not engage in hand-outs but in educational endeavors that truly help people to help themselves. This is an organization founded in principles and values that are time proven and effective. If you want substance over style and effective use of your dollars, Care For Life is the organization to donate to.