We believes that promoting self-reliance and endogenous growth is the key to sucessful development. At the same time, we also believe in the need to provide external assistance for the fulfillment of basic needs during the process of becoming self-reliant. The WASIF fully supports initiatives that encourgaes and promotes communities and women empowerment in Nigeria.

In achieving this, the Foundation in 2009 launched a community based empowerment initiative where women are giving funds and training to support their businesses. Through this project about 20 women associations in the coastal communities in Nigeria have benefited from the project.