While reaching towards the vision of SAPSRI through achieving the goal, we should not forget the main theme of our journey of empowering the marginalized and unprivileged communities in the country.
Most of the development attempts launched by the Government and Non-government agencies in the past has proved that they either Public or Private considered that only through increasing the income of these target families the empowering of the target families could be achieved. Most of the development projects were aimed at improving the physical resources of these families.
Capacity building is not providing all requirements of the poor families by an outside agency such as sanitation, housing, water, equipment and clothes etc. Once they consumed all these facilities they will have to wait for another funding agency to continue the life style. Only through providing the essentials of these families by outsiders actually what we have done is we converted them to be dependent of others.
I have a very recent example for this. SAPSRI has distributed houses for Tsunami affected families soon after the Tsunami. Las week one grandmother, mother and 5 children came to our office and requested another house for them as the given house is not large enough for this family to live as they have 5 children. If we give them another house they will come again the number of members in the family is increased of when they get married. They were not aware about the housing schemes of the Ministry of housing. What we should do is to guide them for the available resources.