SAATH pioneered the Integrated Community Development Programme in 1989, an approach that seeks to turn slums into vibrant neighbourhoods. SAATH caters to the multiple needs of the poor at once by providing them with one-stop centres, through which slum residents have access to services such as health, education, employment, micro finance and affordable housing.
We invest in human capacity of persons to manage SAATH programmes in their communities. Communities co-invest with SAATH and donors by for the programmes, deciding and implementing them. SAATH engages institutions, corporates and individuals throughout the world as partners and supporters of integrated development in India.
Saath envisions inclusive and empowered communities and individuals.
To make human settlements an equitable living environment, where all residents and vulnerable people have access to basic needs for development like health, education, essential infrastructure services and livelihood options, irrespective of their economic and social status.
To facilitate access to government or private services, facilities and information to the urban and rural poor
To build the capacity for women and youth and link them with markets and jobs
To provide market based solutions to each member of a vulnerable family.