ASSIST is a registered non-governmental organisation working for the development of poor and marginalised communities in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh, India.
ASSIST was founded in 1985 on the premise that development in India can only take place in proportion to the development of Village-India.
A unique feature of this approach is the development of innovative and adaptable strategies based on continuous communication at the community level.
ASSIST helps communities to find answers for themselves by giving all its members an active and participative role right from the beginning. ASSIST does not work for the people, but with the people in order to achieve the overall objective: making a community a viable unit for its own development.