It has become obvious for some time now, to supra-national and national organizations, NGOs and private organizations, that development will essentially come through small scale programs rather than massive projects. In this context, an increasing amount of both attention and funding is being devoted to small mining projects. Implementing a small mine project, however, requires skills that are not necessarily mastered by the beneficiaries of the assistance programs. This deficiency is likely to hamper, to say the least, any effort to achieve development by funding of small scale projects. Covering these shortfalls ensures a higher success rate for any such program.