The above table can become larger as we keep identifying more causes to the causes we have already identified. Once we think that we have arrived to the root of the cause and there is a possible solution that can be applied to it, we can stop and start writing the proposal.
The solution is your idea for the project!
|Problem||Why?||Cause||Again Why?||Further Causes||Possible Solution|
|A lot of youths are roaming around without any work||because||Families are unable to afford higher education for youths in the villages||because||Families lack adequate financial resources to afford higher education for their youths||Families can be motivated to increase savings & take credit through microfinance to afford education for their youths|
|Youths are not interested in traditional work such as farming||because||Farming is not a sustainable occupation due to crop losses, poor marketing linkages, water scarcity etc||Agricultural productivity can be made profitable and interesting (for youths) by using technology & enhancing marketing skills|
|There are no employment opportunities for youths in the area||because||Lack of any other sources of livelihood other than farming||Alternative livelihood opportunities for youths can be developed like establishing computer centers|
|Men regularly migrating to cities in search of work||because||Lack of sustainable income opportunities in the area||because||Farming is not a sustainable occupation due to crop losses, poor marketing linkages, water scarcity etc||Agricultural productivity can be made profitable and interesting by using technology and enhancing marketing & management skills|
|Women have to struggle hard to feed themselves and their children||because||Lack of sustainable sources of income for the household||because||Women depend upon unprofitable microenterprises to feed their families||Profitable microenterprises can be introduced for women|