About

Weaker Communities Upliftment Service Society (WCUSS) is a not for profit and is registered in Andhra Pradesh. WCUSS has been working in the drought prone areas of Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh since 1985, including Kurnool, Anantapur and later in Kadapa Dist. The organization was formed by Mr.N.J.Joseph a Social Worker and he and his team has been working very closely with the marginalized for their upliftment since 1985.

WCUSS has been involved as a resource organization for various programs, such as South Asia Poverty Alleviation Programme (SAPAP) of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Programme (APRLP) – Department for International Development (DFID) and the Self Help Group (SHG) and Watershed Programme in the State.

Since inception in 1985, WCUSS has created a vital niche for itself in the life of the local community, with understanding, compassion and co-operation, coupled with its expertise in developmental work.

WCUSS has rich experience in implementing large scale programs, research, impact assessment studies, evaluation studies, trainings etc on various issues concerning rural and urban development like livelihoods, education, natural resource management etc. The key expertise that the team offers includes the following:

Conceptualizing and operationalizing large scale development programmes

Use of participatory methods in implementation of development programmes

Large scale research, studies, planning and evaluation exercises

Creative communication, documentation and designing

Capacity building and training

Our Values

Vision : Overall empowering of the marginalized without degrading the natural environment

Mission : Educate and Organise the marginalized to take charge of their own development by sharing power and resources equally


Our Focus Areas

  • Though WCUSS works on a wholistic rural development concept, its main focus is on
  • Natural Resource Management- Watershed Management, Agriculture, Soil and Moisture conservation, Social forestry, etc
  • Women empowerment- Organising women into groups and promote better livelihood activities
  • Education- Especially bridge courses for school drop outs, quality education etc
  • Livelihoods- Both on farm and off farm livelihoods
  • Sanitation
  • Capacity building
  • Research studies