Success stories are sometimes associated with one person but that is seldom the whole truth. This project happened because some of the finest individuals in Pakistan got together to work on it and succeeded in persuading the people and the government that there was a better way of doing things. This way of making things work was discovered through years of research and application in the Katchi Abadis of the country, and then adapted to VEER, after further research, in view of what prevailed there. But the reason this experience came to VEER, and not just another place, is that VEER had a campaigner, namely Jahangir Khan Tareen, who brought the experience and the people concerned to VEER. He and those who have worked with him closely at the VEER are introduced below.