Mmapula is a BEE Level 2 Implementation Agency focusing on the Development and Implementation of sustainable development programmes and projects through the use of innovation and technology towards social change.

Our Project implementation covers project management, community development, socio-economic development, skills development, human development and project content development based on the methodology of Asset Focused Development.

"project management, community development, socio-economic development, skills development, human development and project content development..."

Throughout the past 10 years, we have successfully implemented a variety of projects for both local and international development funders and organisations as well as CSI initiatives.

Besides the above-mentioned fields of expertise, we proved ourselves to be leaders in grassroot development, resourceful community engagement and to act as an inter-agent between all stakeholders involved in development initiatives. Our team has collectively more than 45 years of experience in the field of training and development.

Our association with professional innovation and technology partners (local and international) enables us to design and implement projects resulting in sustainable development with the highest impact.


Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a methodology that seeks to uncover and utilize the strengths within communities of sustainable development. It is at the center of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Its founders, John Kretzmann and John L. McKnight, were influential in developing this community development philosophy.
"appreciating and mobilizing individual and community talents, resources, skills and assets rather than focusing on problems and needs"
Internationally, communities, governments, and development agencies, as well as responsible corporates, have realised that the needs based approach was not only creating more needs and dependencies but that it is a model of social change that ignores the internal human dignity of people in those communities.
ABCD recognises and appreciates the successes, strengths, gifts, talents and assets of individuals and communities to encourage a positive change rather than focusing on problems, needs and deficiencies to initiate problem-solving. Because the focus is on the internal value of individuals and communities the rate of success to mobilise them into positive actions is much higher than the traditional approach.
People take charge of their own development, destiny, and success. Behaviour and attitudes of entitlement gradually change into appreciating what they have and how they can develop that towards sustainable livelihoods.