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Our Impact

We've reached 600,000 people in 1700 villages.
And we continue to work hard and create change at scale.

10,000

hectares of wasteland regenerated for natural resources based livelihoods

211,907

women with access to safe, private bathrooms with running water

54,000

families with renewable energy sources for cooking

STORIES OF CHANGE

What We're Hearing

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Closed Borders, Lost Jobs and Uncertain Futures: The pandemic unsettles migrant lives

A video story on how the COVID-19 pandemic is unsettling the lives of migrant workers and their families in rural Odisha, India.

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.

GIVE

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.

FIELD NOTES

The Government of Odisha announced a partial lock-down on 22 March 2020 due to which several of Gram Vikas offices were closed. Subsequent to the national level lock-down, all our offices have been closed and staff members are working from home.  All Management Team members are working from home and keeping in touch with each […]

As part of our work on Safe Migration, Gram Vikas already had built a database of workers who had migrated to Kerala from villages in our operational area in Thuamul Rampur block of Kalahandi district. A 3-member team in Bhubaneswar aided by one management team member who was at his home in Kerala worked together […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to joblessness and a looming fear of livelihood insecurity amongst the rural poor from Gram Vikas villages. A large number of men have been forced to return to their native villages in Ganjam, Gajapati and Kalahandi districts from other states like Kerala and Karnataka. Most of them were engaged […]