Local Self Sustainability Model
This model entails how a recovering addict becomes socially viable through mutual support and locally sustainable employment. This model empowers a recovering addict and their family in terms of staying sober as well as living a life with dignity. At the inception, this program may require some financial support until it becomes self-sufficient. Potential investors may invest money for a noble purpose to uplift life of a victim of addiction. No dividend is expected by investors, but all investors can recoup their investment down the track.
The basic goal of this model is very simple. That is helping recovering addicts and their families to earn their livelihood by locally made products and through door-to-door marketing. It is not a substitute of existing business running locally; rather, it will give customers a way of helping recovering addicts and their family by buying their locally made products. We seek advice from the local retired professionals from a wide range of disciplines before setting up the road map for any locally sustainable small vocational program. This model portrays a transparent attitude through regular governance activities. This model doesn’t support charity, which is a one-way traffic. People give away money for noble purposes, but they are not able to prevent exploitation of money by people because of lack of governance and transparency. However, a local self-sustainability model works on a check-in and check-out policy. It goes through a cycle before recouping. Hence, a philanthropic investor can help a noble cause of addiction but inevitably recoup their investment. However, profit remains with the business and helps it to grow further and belongs to all the members of Nasahmitra. The local self-sustainability model empowers the family of a recovering addict to meet their basic minimum costs for daily living. The mother, wife, or daughter remains the principal decision-maker about money matters for their family, and they are made legally entitled to do that at the outset.