SMAAJ mainly falls in the category of development NGO. The organization works in partnerships with government institutions, national and international NGOs and the local and international donors. The organization itself designs, develops and implements projects which relate to its overall mission and programs. As the organization also sometimes involves in the research and advocacy, work depending on the projects being implemented. SMAAJ may also be labeled as support organization as it is very much involved in the formation of groups (local organizations) and building their various capacities through various trainings. SMAAJ is a not-for-profit organization and its all interventions are humanitarian and development based.