The expedition may come in on any phase of the project. The village determines the project and provides labor and materials. The magic of the CHOICE development process is that projects will be completed regardless of expedition participation.
We have learned that in order for humanitarian expeditions to be sustainable, they MUST be part of a larger, locally driven program that exists long before expeditions arrive and the programs must have commitments from every community that lasts long after the expeditions leave.
The expedition provides a unique opportunity for volunteers and village community members to work side by side and learn from one another while accelerating and/or completing a phase of construction for a specific project.