PDR is the social services arm of the Church of Uganda. Since its establishment, PDR has focused its work on the fight against poverty, disease, illiteracy, injustice, and marginalization of the poor in society. PDR implements a “bottom up” community development strategy to empower families at household level through their community organizations so that they take charge of their own development agenda to improve the quality of their life irrespective of their faith, sex, tribe, or ethnicity.
The aim of the program is to make local communities and Church of Uganda institutions self-reliant in their day to day requirements. Its emphasis is on building their capacities to enable them to identify, prioritize their challenges/needs and act to reduce poverty, hunger, and promote good health among the people of God.