Samraksha’s belief in the capacity of communities to address its own issues has translated into many programmes which draw on the principles of Community Life Competence. Samraksha believes that communities have the capacity to handle different issues they face. In the context of HIV, Samraksha has engaged with communities through a facilitatory process after which communities have taken different actions for HIV prevention, care and support.

Samraksha has used this approach in different geographical communities – villages in
- Raichur and Koppal,
- Kumta,
- Uttara Kannada and Kalghatgi in Dharwad district.