2. Sustainable. The project should have the potential of eventually being on its own, generating its own resources after the funding period.
3. Co-operative. Beneficiary should be an organized group or community, with ESUL setting the minimum number of people/families to benefit.
4. Environment-conscious. The project should aim at sustainable development, taking environment impact into account.
5. Gender sensitive. The project should take on board the concerns of women, their participation in activities and decision-making.
6. Accountable. The project should always be accessible for monitoring/auditing by ESUL, or located in an area where ESUL can engage the help of a reliable local NGO for its monitoring/auditing requirements.