Who We Are

We are a national non-profit organisation challenging inequality and advancing social justice by empowering marginalised grassroots communities.
We believe that governance will not work for the poor if they continue to be disempowered, voiceless and marginalised in the civic space. We believe that grassroots citizens should have a strong say and influence in deciding how public resources are spent in their communities; we also believe that every citizen should have access to opportunities, basic amenities and services, and decision-making processes that affect their lives.

We are champions of grassroots citizens’ participation in governance decision making. For this reason, we are constantly bringing grassroots communities and government agencies together to decide on the priority needs to be included in the budget. This will help to ensure that projects and services provided by the government meet the real needs of members of the communities.

We have over 28 years track record of social inclusion, participatory grassroots development, grassroots community organising, social mobilisation, capacity building and empowerment of grassroots communities to express voice and exercise agency.

Our Vision, Mission, And Goals

Vision: A society where respect for human dignity, inclusion, social and environmental justice prevail.

Mission: To reduce human misery by empowering citizens to be positive change agents.

Goals: Making Governance work for the poor by creating the conditions and opportunities that will foster their political and economic empowerment and help them build wealth in the community.

Core Values

Mutual Respect

We affirm the innate worth of all people irrespective of their social status

Integrity

We match our words with our actions, maintaining truthfulness and honesty in all our dealings at all times.

Diversity & Inclusion

We embrace all human beings irrespective of race, religion, gender, (dis)ability or class.

Accountability

We are accountable to our partners, stakeholders, donors and statutory bodies.

Community Ownership

We ensure that communities at the grassroots participate actively in shaping the direction of our programmes.

Board Of Directors

The grassroots partners in our social movement include Grassroots women and youth networks, Organisations of Persons with Disabilities, Faith-Based Organisations, Artisans and other informal sector Occupational Groups, Associations of Market Men and Women, Community Development Associations and Government Agencies.
We build their capacity to participate actively in expressing their voice, engage the civic space and duty bearers, and demand accountability and transparency.
They are present in 200+ local governments spread across the 36 states and federal capital territory of the country.