People’ s participation- What does it mean ? ☞ It is process by which the rural poor are able to organize themselves and, through their own organization, are able to identify their own needs, share in the design, implementation and evaluation of the participatory action. ☞ The active involvement of the people in the decision-making process in so far as it affects them. ☞ People taking development initiatives: they decide what is to be done, how- and carry out their decisions.
☸ Empowering the rural community, especially the rural poor. ☸ Organization efforts to increase control over resources. ☸ Based on democratic way. ☸ Participation of the intended beneficiaries, the rural poor, is to be achieved with and by the people, not just for the people.