Our achievements since the first projects started in 1999 have all had one common theme: a partnership with the community, with the well-being of disadvantaged children as the initial priority. We now have a wide range of sustainable projects in children’s education, health improvement, nutrition, appropriate technology infrastructure improvement, natural water resources development, sustainable organic farming and erosion control in this steep and dry terrain. The long term goals of food security and self-reliance through sustainable social and economic development for the overall empowerment of the communities are now being realised through recently developed organic farming cooperatives. The driving force behind all the projects has been the passionate community motivation and participation. One thing became clear when we started working with the scattered communities: all the hamlets, whilst in one huge and sprawling village, have different climates and cultural directions to life. Hence our approach had to recognise these variables and be versatile in the way we packaged the awareness programmes, discussed new ideas and found solutions to go forward based on their aspirations.