FRIEND facilitated development in the Koroipita Rotary model town community by assisting them to identify their needs, resources and strengths using participatory methods. The group FRIEND worked with developed a community action plan, and so far they have achieved three goals set in their plan. As part of the program, participants went through various trainings and workshops. Since then the participants have taken up key roles as block leaders or being part of the community’s decision making body the Koroipita Town Council. The participants were mainly women although we actively encouraged other groups so as to ensure a greater gender balance. Most of the participants have ventured into some sort of income generating projects on a very small scale while a few of them have found employment.