Whether it’s a group of women sewing quilts, preparing food for the school breakfast program, teaching others to read and write, or discussing problems faced by young families, Atzin's approach is people-centered. The task is to create opportunities on many fronts so that people share and discuss, help each other, and seek solutions step by step together. Local women carry program responsibilities as “promoters” and in turn, influence others in a positive rippling effect. Consider the heart of the puzzle: a sense of empowerment always starts with a spark of possibility and grows from within. No one can actually empower someone else or hand them a richer spirit or life. The nurturing of that inner spark is the real work of development. Atzin is about people everywhere working together, patiently, energetically and lovingly, to re-humanize our world. It’s about committed individuals making a world of difference.