Our Mission Statement

The primary objectives and purposes of ASSIST are:

  • Provide educational resources and opportunities to students, individuals, and groups interested in sustainable, grassroots community development.
  • Assist individuals and groups in procurement and handling of funds for research and projects relating to appropriate technologies and sustainable, grassroots community development.
  • Design, develop, and implement low cost, appropriate technology programs globally for the enhancement of targeted communities, especially those in need, in a charitable way.

We take grassroots, community development to mean assisting communities in obtaining the basic necessities of life including food security, water supply, sanitation, health care, economic self-empowerment, and education.

  • Children Collecting Water Using Buckets and Pales

  • Rural Canal Provides Water for Agriculture

  • High-altitude Lake during Drought

  • Aquaculture Facility in Esmeraldas, Ecuador

  • Rehabilitated Pump Give a Village New Hope

  • Rural Water Source: Plentiful...but Clean?

  • Rehabilitating a Water Tank in Bardera, Somalia