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 livelihoods
women with access to safe, private bathrooms with running water
families with renewable energy sources for cooking
STORIES OF CHANGE
Tukutoli village first gets tap water and now grows vegetables using greywater
Families in Tukutoli village in Gumla, Jharkhand, once suffered from diseases like diarrhoea, typhoid and cholera. Open defecation was prevalent, there were few sources of safe water and an acute water shortage in summer. Today, every household in the village has a toilet and a bathing room (TBR), and piped water supply. READ MORE
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
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
The Walking Stick
Joe Madiath speaks on building Gram Vikas to solve the problem of exclusion of the poor and lower caste through water and sanitation.
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.
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Work under MGNREGS provides the much-needed income in times of the pandemic
Work opportunities under MGNREGS are ensuring that agricultural lands belonging to farmers in Gajapati’s Tidasing village will be cultivated for the first time.
Amidst continuing uncertainty, migrant young men hope for work in their villages even as they revive community assets
Jagannath Patel and his friends who worked in a hotel in Kerala are now back in their village. Temporary closure of hotels after the lockdown was announced has forced many migrant workers to return to their villages. Back in their village, they struggle to find work while the situation continues to remain uncertain.
Gram Vikas partner village communities have been facing and overcoming uncertainties all through their lives. But, the COVID-19 crisis has put unusual stress on their abilities to cope. As a community development organisation, we find ourselves caught in the currents, and our abilities to effectively support our partners are constantly being put to test. However, […]