Ernesto Sirolli is an Italian who invented the system Enterprise Facilitation, an enterprise facilitator who serves as the initial point of contact for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, and who provides confidential, free services. Sirolli has an interesting view on how sustainable cooperation should be: the social workers have to shut up and listen to the local people instead of telling them what to do. Don’t offer advice, offer people with passion the information they need!
That last sentence perfectly summarizes our project, Humasol listens to what the local people want and were told that they need cheap hot water. We have the knowledge to get cheap water, thus it is our goal to tell and show them by participation how to build our solar boiler model.
Sirolli was right about the importance of passion, but you have to see the bigger context, with passion he means inspiration. By involving the local people you create motivation. That’s also why true belief by the local people in the projects really matters to our company, Humasol vzw.