Prior to my current role with Saath, my academic work involved an in-depth analysis and research of many Saath programs. The sheer commitment of the organization towards equitable development is of a very rare and high standard. It has a clear vision, credible strategies for goal achievement, and tremendous grassroots knowledge of urban living conditions, and workable social mechanisms. Much credit goes to the leadership of Rajendra Joshi, both for a style that is inspiring, and grounded in the real world of the urban working poor. The influence of this leadership is visible in the transformation of the social conditions where the members of Saath work. The achievements therefore are to credit the commitment of all Saath members, and benefit all that they serve selflessly.