The programme goal is to improve the standard and sustainability of the livelihoods of poor rural households. The programme has two principal objectives that are:
• To empower rural poor households to increase their food security and incomes; and
• To empower local governments to deliver decentralized services.
The communities in Mayuge district are generally poor with little or no incomes. This has led to the continued low standards of living evidenced by poor nutrition standards, poor shelters, illiteracy levels, low levels of utilisation of maternal health services, low levels of sanitation, poor up take of existing services provision such as education, health, and extension services.