HUZA promotes self-help and self-reliance for development in human settlements and natural resources development and sustainance. In a low-income country with few international market prospects, reducing costs-of-living and increasing incomes are complementary. HUZA promotes local income-earning training and local enterprise, helping people to get more from their own resources and to improve programmes that often overlap: Shelter Provision and improvement through technical assistance, training, and lending. Date of Establishment: 01-Jan, 1982 Purpose of Organization: The purpose of the organisation is to engage in research, extension, management, education and development of natural resources for the well being of those who depend upon them in areas such as dry lands; promotes sustainable uses of fuel efficient stoves and bio-gases. HUZA has continually been interested in ensuring improved water, sanitation and drainage in low-income urban areas in Zambia. Over the years, HUZA has been engaging with policy-makers, professionals and practitioners to highlight those facing enormous backlogs in the provision of natural resources utilisation, management and development including sanitation services, especially in urban poor communities, that have resulted partly from the use of inappropriate service approaches, coupled with limited financial resources and rapid urbanisation and population growth.