The Social Recovery Project (SRP) supports small, simple and locally-generated community-based projects that improve infrastructure and service delivery to the poor during the adjustment period in Zambia. Communities themselves prioritize their needs, identify solutions, organize themselves, contribute in cash and kind and initiate activities that provide solutions to their problems. The first community-based project was financed by the first Social Recovery Project in early 1992. The second Social Recovery Project was negotiated and became effective in 1995. In 1997 two further facilities were made available for community-based roads and environment projects. The Microprojects Unit (MPU), based in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, provides the institutional base of the Social Recovery Project. The MPU is a small semi-autonomous unit with a network of regional offices throughout the country, which support and facilitate district and community activities.