Family Focused Village Development Program


Village Renewal Organisation is one of the strategic partners for U.W.Linsi Foundation has been working in Andhra Pradesh since 2014 to help families to become self-reliant and villages to develop holistically. The Family Focused Village Development Program- FFVDP is the adopted strategy forempowerment of the communities to create their own path out of poverty.

Vision, Mission& Motto

Vision: Strong Families and Self –responsible Communities


Mission: Empowering families especially vulnerable families and their communities to be socially dynamic; educated, skilled & employable; healthy; economically self-reliant and ethical & value based.



Together to the Top



Definition of Family Focused Village Development Program


Family Focused:

  • We focus on each family – meaning each family member’s overall development is our concern.
  • Adults and children are members in organizations (VDC, FDG, Linsi Children and Youth Clubs) that give them voice, collective strength, direction, and purpose of life
  • Adults and children are adequately educated, skilled, and possess employable skills. Children and adults exhibit leadership abilities. Children and adults pursue their choice of education with a clear goal in mind.
  • All families live in safe and secure houses with sufficient privacy. Have the determination to keep their households and its premises clean and green. Have nutritious meals to eat.
  • No family member openly defecate. Every member has access to quality health care and water.
  • All adults in the working age are either decently employed, or engage in sustainable economic activities. Each family is able to save and pay for health care, education, social events, etc.
  • Every member lives a life based on fundamental values and live ethically.


Village Development:

  • Village has a strong, democratic, focused institution that has powers to leverage resources (capacity building, skill development, grants, etc.) from government and non-government institutions. Village Development Council is the backbone, which is democratic, inclusive, and development oriented.
  • A village is seen developed when the following objectives are met: * all children and adults have the motivation and support to pursue their choice of education with a clear goal; * the village has safe roads, electricity, safe houses for all, proper drainage, greenery, etc. *all the members have access to health care; *all villagers feel safe, respected, heard and understood; * Village don’t discriminate any member in the name of caste, sex, religion, economic status, etc.


Our Approach

Bottleneck Approach, a key to program planning, Implementation, Review and Monitoring

FFVDP builds trust with the families and create a mutual understanding of the family focused village development program in the village. The emphasis is given to all-villager participation to identify bottlenecks and solutions. Then, help them to prioritize village problems and network with public and private development agencies to address the identified bottlenecks with a sense of pride, responsibility, ownership and with a focus on an improved quality of life.

The FF-VDP approach is building enough trust and unity so that all families in the village will understand, have a commitment, and gain some sense of ownership over the opportunities available to the whole village, empowering everyone to participate in problem identification, simple project implementation, resource mobilization, and evaluation.


Family Focused Village Development Program – FFVDP


FFVDP- Operational Area in Andhra Pradesh


  1. Prakasam District:                                                          Target Community: Chenchu Tribes (PVTG)


S.No Mandal/Cluster Village Name No of Families




BayannaswamyGudem 29
2 Penukumadugu 81
3 MotlaGudem 40
4 CheruvuGudem 56
5 Chenchu Kunta 51
6 NallakuntaGudem 51
7 ManthanalaGudem 116
Total Families 424
Total Population: 1484


  1. Guntur District: Target Community: Yanadi Tribes


S.No Mandal/Cluster Village Name No of Families
1 Nizampatnam Adavuladeevi ST Colony 42
2 Saradanar ST Colony 46


Siripudi ST Colony 46
4 Edupalli ST Colony 46
5 MeesalavariPalem 32
6 Repalle LankavaniDibba 60
Total Families 256
Total Population: 1152