Shelter Them agrees with the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. Community development is the last stage towards the social-economic transformation of Shelter Them beneficiaries. This program entails encouraging our beneficiaries to work hard to generate their own income and acquire skills that will enable them to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency. The community development program has supported the development of two cooperatives, a farming and saving cooperative and a sewing cooperative. Shelter Them has used local labour in its various building projects in Gateko, and we have supplied the community with access to fresh water, which is vital to all the work conducted in Gateko.