Strong networks and social capital help rural communities cope with challenging times.
Here’s how to foster these traits.
Social capital is the quality of relationships between community members, and is one of the biggest factors in building community resilience. "Communities with strong social connections cope better in the tough times," says Martin Heppell, Partner and Facilitator at The Resilience Project. "Tolerance, trust and cooperation are all so important and really help communities to pull through when they encounter serious challenges."