Improving lives, reducing poverty, and empowering people
A society where everyone, especially the most marginalized, are empowered economically, culturally, and socially with equal opportunities to enhance their capacities to exploit their potentials to the maximum.
NEHUS believes in an approach to development that is participatory, integrated, and holistic
Participatory: When evaluating the feasibility of a project, NEHUS takes into consideration not only the need, but also the commitment of the community to participate and help themselves.For example, during infrastructure projects, NEHUS provides industrial construction materials and skilled oversight, while the community provides locally-available materials and labour. In this way, communities participate in their own development and gain the capacity to undertake future initiatives without NEHUS' support.
Integrated: NEHUS believes strongly that isolated actions cannot lead to any meaningful development in a community. In consequence, we have adopted an integrated rural development approach, involving six different programs. These programs address different sides of the same coin, allowing development actions to be more sustainable and have greater impact. For example, creating a conducive learning environment will not necessarily improve attendance rates if students are still falling ill from contaminated water and missing classes. Each program is supported by the other programs, and each intervention achieves multiple objectives.
Holistic:NEHUS programming is also holistic; it takes many different elements into consideration. This is the only way to effectively achieve its objectives. For instance HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention is mainstreamed throughout our projects, instead of being limited to the scope of the health program.