We partner with rural communities to enable them to lead a dignified life. We do this by building their capabilities, strengthening community institutions and mobilising resources.
At Gram Vikas, inclusion and equity are at the heart of what we do.
We've reached 600,000 people in 1700 villages.
And we continue to work hard and create change at scale.
hectares of wasteland regenerated
for natural resources based
women with access to safe, private
bathrooms with running water
families with renewable energy
sources for cooking
STORIES OF CHANGE
Pramila gives up her land, fights cancer to get water and toilets for her village
One woman’s tenacity and leadership inspire every household in Kapatmunda village in rural Odisha to come together for water, toilets and bathrooms. READ MORE
Piped water helps rural women to bathe in private
In Odisha, a high number of rural households lack enclosed bathing spaces. The construction of bathrooms and piped water supply afford women safety and the dignity of privacy. READ MORE
Sibaratri escapes child marriage and becomes a teacher by following her role model
Sibaratri Naik studied in a Gram Vikas Residential School, became a teacher and inspired other families in her village, with less than 25% literate women, to educate their daughters. READ MORE
Women’s federation gets the government tender to construct toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission
A district federation of women leaders wards off rumours of corruption, from private contractors, to win the tender for toilet construction under Swachh Bharat Mission. READ MORE
Damayanti Patra becomes a mason to build her house in rural Odisha
Damayanti Patra of rural Ganjam shows exemplary determination to overcome personal tragedy and natural disaster to secure a sustainable vocation. READ MORE
What We're Hearing
Connected with the community
GRAM VIKAS FAMILY
Staff and village community partners
IT'S BEEN FOUR DECADES SINCE WE STARTED
From mobilising indigenous communities to fight for their rights to partnering with them to build better lives, our legacy is of a commitment to advancing equity and dignity for the poorest.
Your smallest contribution can bring water, increase incomes, build toilets or light up homes in the remotest villages in India.
Choose your cause.
Our volunteers have got clean water to villages, digitised schools, filmed stories from the field and much more.
Come, be a part of the team.
Our 40th year celebration with community, partners and wellwishers
More than 1000 people joined us to celebrate the 40th Foundation Day of Gram Vikas.