The family sponsorship programme is the flagship programme of PDS which is being implemented ever since its inception. In this programme, ultra-poor families are supported through regular monthly assistance for a stipulated period of time. The assistance is utilized mostly for income-generating activities and for fulfilling immediate needs like food, clothing, housing, medical and education. The programme is closely monitored by a team of village-level animators, sponsors, parish priests and field coordinators. The programme is implemented in collaboration with GLS Future Foundation for Development, Aktian Erzengel Rafael Stegersbatch, etc.