UDAN helps unemployed tribal youth become skilled masons
Young women and men from tribal habitations learn masonry to chart out new careers with higher incomes in the construction sector. KNOW MORE
Higher yields and incomes at lower costs of cultivation for Kantabania farmers
Farmers in Kantabania village adopted the Improve Package of Practices for rice cultivation thereby increasing yields and incomes at lower costs. KNOW MORE
Nutrition gardens enable dietary diversity while conserving water
Two years back, Saraswati started growing vegetables in her kitchen garden. Now, the surplus produce sold in the local market helps her earn extra to support her family. KNOW MORE
Farmer Producer Company transforms the lives of marginal farmers
Membership in a farmer producer company helps small farmers to move beyond subsistence farming, and earn better from farming. KNOW MORE
Community Champions enable safe and dignified migration in rural Odisha
A network of Community Champions support safe and dignified migration for migrant workers from remote villages in Kalahandi, Odisha. KNOW MORE
An Open Defecation free India: Pointers for Swachh Bharat Mission
100 per cent sanitation coverage requires a focus on quality, equity and social inclusion. Facilitation and communication are key for improving community participation.
Tribal entrepreneurs receive farm and health information on their smartphones
Adivasi Colony and Kandha Tirigochha village in Ganjam district of Odisha get WiFi connectivity with support from Oracle, Charities Aid Foundation India and Gram Vikas.
Oracle Grant of INR 4.8 million to bridge gaps in market, health service
The grant will use information-communication technology to enable farmers to access market information and communities to access health services online.
Every household in Gundiribadi village gets toilets, bathrooms, water and light
An initiative by a few tribal women in Gundiribadi village to get water eventually led every household to have water, toilets, and electricity.
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.
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.
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.
Livingstone Gamango realises his clean water dream
Two villages in Gajapati district gets a joint piped water supply system, toilets and bathrooms for every household.
Lahanda village in Odisha leads the way in the use of clean water technology
In Lahanda village, the Hydrodoser by AguaClara Reach serves disinfected water without the use of electricity.
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.
Building multi-dimensional, need-based and context-specific village community development interventions
The problems faced by our partner communities are not unidimensional or linear in nature, and therefore, any probable solutions we offer cannot also be so. Our perspective, understanding, plans and actions reflect this.