ASUD was established in 2009 as a CBO. ASUD believes that environmental degradation can be eradicated if communities are encouraged to engage in alternative sources of income like fish farming. Due to lack of employment, people in Nkhorongo and Doroba areas rely on selling charcoal to generate income. With support from MEET, ASUD successfully implemented a fish farming project to check rampant deforestation in the villages of Mponda, Dika, and Jairos Mhlanga due to charcoal and brick burning. ASUD has constructed six fish ponds in the targeted villages.