ASSCOD's vision is of all people in rural India living in an economically developed society, having access to good education and being in good health.
ASSCOD empowers rural women and their families through facilitating economic development, establishing educational opportunities and enabling health improvements.
ASSCOD targets groups among lower caste families who are living below the poverty line, these are mainly in the rural areas of Madurantakam,Cheyyar and Vandavasi Blocks in Tamil Nadu, India.
The Association of Sustainable Community Development (ASSCOD), formed in 1994, was originally focused on health issues of the poor people. ASSCOD has gradually expanded its focus on promoting the social and economic development of the rural poor, especially through the women empowerment, education and disaster management.
ASSCOD's main approach centered on the emerging Community based organizations which take up the development challenges and to lead a sustainable development through linkages and networks with banks and government organizations.
Since 2003, ASSCOD's encouraged the concept of self-help groups; organizing women into small groups, encouraging micro savings and credit imparting skills and awareness training to the beneficiaries.