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To organise and empower the vulnerable rural poor in drought prone areas (with emphasis on women) into self-reliant community based development organisations.

Developing and promoting sustainable livelihoods, primarily through Natural Resource Management and Micro Enterprise Development.

Developing and promoting micro-finance for land based and non-land based micro-enterprises and other development needs.

Developing and demonstrating innovative participatory approaches and methodologies.

Influencing the policies of the Government, donors, NGOs and other institutions towards participatory approaches in rural development.

Building capacities and promoting networks of organisations engaged in rural development.

To constantly strive towards upgrading ourselves to be more responsive to emerging developing needs

To address the immediate developmental needs of the migrant rural poor, especially children and youth.