The core work of Sauti Kuu is to bring sustainable economic development to the region in which it operates. This is done by working with the families of its beneficiaries, who are mainly smallholder farmers, to find ways to use affordable local resources to improve their financial situations leading to economic independence. This includes training in financial literacy, environmental management, improved agricultural techniques (via a SKF demonstration garden), crop diversity, animal husbandry, and water storage and management, among others. 

For training purposes Sauti Kuu has built, with the help of partners, a biogas system for domestic cooking purposes, maintains a greenhouse, goats, and has created a demonstration garden to show farmers what they can grow in the region, both for domestic consumption and for profit.