About Us

Organizations across the globe are increasingly mistaking dependency for “development”

Truly long-term, sustainable development comes when a community has the opportunity to acquire the organizational skills and financial resources needed to manage its own development. Only then will the community begin developing and achieving the level of strength and independence it both needs and deserves.

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Our Vision is for a world in which the very communities living in poverty are the ones leading the fight against it; a world in which impoverished communities decide their own future and manage their own development.

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Roots of Development’s mission is to support and promote a community-driven approach to development—an approach that is based on strengthening local capacity in order to improve the quality of life in marginalized communities.