CDF believes in the active participation of the members of the community from the planning stages to the development and implementation of the established community development programs thus empowering the members for self - reliance.
Having grass roots input into the project cultivates support for said project. Also, communicating with the community may present opportunities specific to that community or the surrounding area. Engaging the community and listening to their advice and concerns will help them feel a part of the project and may limit resistance to it. Or give the project support when faced with different hurdles throughout the life of the project.
Empowering the community gives them a sense of ownership.