The Centre for Reconstruction and Development is an autonomous professional development organisation that promotes social change within the frameworks of international development. The object of organizing this organisation is non-profit, developmental and charitable promoting programmes and actions that benefit the poor, vulnerable, marginalized, underprivileged and the disadvantaged. The creation of this organisation took cognizance of the toll of poverty that exist amongst these groups of people, to mitigate and act as a development promoter and facilitator for their benefit. These groups of people are hopeless, although they have a lot of initiatives that will never be realized, should there not be other quarters that would advance their plight. CREDEV was created as and organised under the law of association No 90/053 of 19 December 1990. CREDEV is a professional non-profit civil society organisation founded in November 2004; registered in as an association No 0082/E.29/1111/Vol.8/APPB and incorporated No RC.BDA.2005B.215 in 2005. We provide the following services to the poor: agricultural development, rural water supplies, environmental protection and community development.
The purpose of creation is the advancement of development within the universal declaration of human rights upheld by the United Nations. The preamble of the declaration begins with these words: “Whereas rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” CREDEV’s objectives are therefore underpinned by the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development, Article 1, 1986, which states: "The right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be fully realized." The aim is the furtherance of human rights, minority rights, environmental justice, social and economic rights, women’s rights and children’s rights as the guiding frameworks of international development. The toll of suffering in rural communities is growing as the rights to development of vulnerable people are not protected, affecting their livelihoods and standards of living adversely. Our vision is to reduce abject poverty and misery in poor communities in the society through facilitation and empowerment.