Our vision is an equitable and sustainable society where people live in peace with dignity.

We strive to realise it by promoting processes such that everyone benefits irrespective of their class, caste or gender identities.


The Movement and Action Network for Transformation of Rural Areas (MANTRA) approach promotes a socially inclusive, gender equitable, self-managed and financially viable model of sustainable and holistic development, where everybody benefits. The principles that guide our approach demonstrate our commitment to such a development process.


See how the MANTRA principles are applied to our work in Water and Sanitation



We have the experience, credibility and commitment to deliver lasting results.

Solutions for the context

Our interventions respond to the needs and aspirations of the communities. Building community ownership for the processes and results is key to our work.

Rooted in the community

We have been working directly on the ground, in partnership with rural communities, for the last four decades. They know that we will be with them whenever they need us.

Delivering at scale

Fine-tuned implementation systems, clarity on processes, experienced teams, and long-term community partnerships mean that we scale programmes effectively.

Demonstrated impact

Institutions, governance processes and infrastructure still stand strong after more than two decades of us initiating them in villages across Odisha.


85% reduction in waterborne diseases

10,370 hectares of wasteland regenerated into fruit, fuel and fodder plantations

1439 villages open defecation free

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