At the heart of the RSP approach is the belief that marginalized communities and disadvantaged people have within them the capacity for self help.
Sarhad Rural Support Programme( SRSP) is a non profit company/ non government organisation registered under Company's Law, working in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and parts of FATA. Its an intermediary organization which is based on the rural support programme( RSP) approach to community empowerment and economic and livelihood development. It was established in 1989 by members of the civil society, enlightened members of the government in their individual capacities, members of the academia, media and training institutions.
In 2007 SRSP also initiated a programme for community empowerment and economic development in parts of FATA. In recent years because of its vast outreach in the communities, SRSP has had to play a prominent role in disasters that have hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and as a result humanitarian work alongwith development has become a core competency of the organization.