The communities we support lack most of the basic services necessary for its residents to live fair and productive lives. Part of Roots of Development’s mission is to help the community groups it partners with complete development projects that address their most basic needs. Under the direction of the general population, these community groups identify their priorities and outline how they would like to address them. Roots of Development’s role is to first help them identify the resources they already have around them and then to help connect them to the resources still needed to complete their project. The priorities identified by the communities we work with most often involve potable water facilities, public latrines, housing, increased access to appropriate health care, etc.