Core values of ASHA that drive this process are:
All households must be involved in the development process and must benefit equitably. Participation of all households in the settlement is a non-negotiable condition of the programme.
Social Equity :
Representation of all sections of the community in decision-making processes across caste, economic status and other barriers to ensure that a level playing field is created.
Gender Equity :
Equal representation and participation of men and women in community level decision-making and control.
Development processes have built-in institutional and financial mechanisms for sustainability, and are necessarily based on sound environmental values.
Cost sharing & Participation : We believe community participation & ownership comes only by participation. Hence in any form their participation is mandatory.