• Vulnerable conflict affected populations that have directly borne the impact of war or disasters in their country as resident communities that continued to reside in the homes of origin and/or internally displaced populations who were forced to leave their homes and settle in other areas;
• Impoverished rural communities who are living below the poverty line and are extremely vulnerable to external shocks that need external assistance to boost their coping mechanisms and self-reliance;
• Marginalised groups within the community with particular emphasis on children with special needs due to mental and/or physical handicaps; and women living with HIV/AIDS, widowed; or victims of domestic violence.
Those we serve are included in our programmes in various capacities and roles, including but not limited to:
• Direct recipients of aid, particularly in basic services provision;
• Contribute knowledge, skills and resources by providing local understanding of the operational contexts, man power for project implementation and provision of resources such as land and local materials;
• Agents of change in their communities whereby we work with a) organised community groups such as farmers’ group, women groups, youth groups, village committees; b) local NGOs and c) trainees mainly teachers, extension and health workers; by providing them with the necessary knowledge (through training) and tools (material inputs, finances) for project implementation;
• User services committees such as water and sanitation source committees, parents’ teacher associations, who are trained and vested with the responsibility of sustainable operation and management of community services.