Communities in developing countries are the underprivileged. In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 80% of the populations depend on rain-fed agriculture. In Kenya 70% of the people live in rural areas where they work on farms to generate food and income.
Their lives are characterized by:
On the other hand;
The end result of the scenario analyzed above is a people who are disempowered. SACDEP believe that people are not necessarily poor, their status are as a result of poor development strategies.
These strategies are perpetuated by a biased elitist minority mostly guided by academic and foreign thinking.
Therefore, SACDEP SAYS “give people an opportunity to develop themselves and you will be surprised at what they can do for themselves.”