ASSIST is a non-government organisation (NGO) working towards the empowerment of the poor, through the creation of people’s organisations. Its main goal is to help the deprived unite for development and achieve economic sustainability.

The villages covered by ASSIST are located in Prakasam and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh , South India.ASSIST is constructing an environment in the community through which the individuals grow. The strategies used for building this environment are four-fold:

• Social education

• Ecological preservation and development

• Economic development

• Infrastructure development