‘Mobilising local resources’ is another way of saying ‘It starts with us’.
Once we recognise what resources we have, we are free to share them generously with others. With confidence and hope, we can also increase what we have through income generation and working with government and others to get better local services.
But money remains only part of the picture. The most significant change often comes through working hard to develop good relationships. Friendship in itself releases resources, for example through shared know-how, but it has a much deeper importance in our lives than providing for our material needs – it gives us love and acceptance.