Before entering a village, SKS staff members conduct a comprehensive survey to evaluate the local conditions and potential for operations.  Some of the key factors include total population, poverty level, road accessibility, political stability and safety. After a village has been selected, SKS conducts a Projection Meeting with the entire village to introduce SKS, its mission, methodology and services. After the projection meeting, SKS holds a Mini-Projection Meeting to further explain SKS to interested parties and appeal directly to those who may not have attended the meeting because of religious, class, caste or gender barriers. Upon completion of the mini-projection meeting, Sangam (Center) Formation begins.