Appreciative Planning and Action in Nepal and Liberia
Revisiting and updating WORTH programs in Nepal and Africa
At the time of writing this article in 2003, women in Nepal, in spite of a nationwide Maoist
insurgency and crisis in national governance, were moving mountains. Across the 500 mile
wide terrain of southern Nepal women saved, built transparent village banks, and doubled their incomes through successful micro-enterprises. This article describes the contribution
of Appreciative Inquiry to this amazing process of empowerment and community mobilization. In 2004, Marcia initiated a WORTH program in a Liberian refugee camp, which led to successful programs in half a dozen African countries.