UCAA beliefs that:
- The rural impoverished marginalized communities have capacity to reverse the situation if given the opportunity to work together/ in a participatory way.
- Together we can develop local capacities, strengthen governance systems, and make markets work for the poor.
- The marginalized can become productive, if empowered with knowledge, skills and initial support/ capital.
- That change can only be positive if we influence positive change of attitude and self-reliance.