Pradan and the Indian SHG movement
In Pradan’s model, social mobilisation is the basic building block – and the underlying philosophy is that in rural development people with the right capabilities are more important than material resources.
Inde et Nous: Small NGO, big commitments
A group of friends travelling from a foreign land could not tolerate the miseries of children in Indian slums. They decided to do something, take a first step in making a difference to a few, if not all. They sensitized their own people in another country about a few children's conditions in India, raised funds and established Inde et Nous...
Social Entrepreneur of the Year: Goonj makes its mark
Goonj has demonstrated that cloth can be a powerful resource for the development of India’s poorest communities. It channels excess resources lying waste in urban households to impoverished rural and disaster-prone areas. Village and slum communities, in exchange of cloth and material, conduct self-organized local development and infrastructure buildi
Sristi: Holding hands with the grassroots innovator
The inspiration for the network can be understood from this point of view: While there are numerous public/private channels for diffusing innovations produced in the formal sector, similar channels with regard to informal innovations are not available. Despite all claims about participatory research and action, seldom are creative innovators...
Vatavaran: The cleaning brigade
At least eight per cent of India’s landmass has become wasteland due to open garbage dumps. These dumps are breeding ground for infectious diseases like plague, cholera, tuberculosis, jaundice, and numerous skin aliments. The unmanaged garbage also leaves behind a spate of civic woes...
Dr Shroff’s: Charity began in a one-room eye clinic
With constant support from patrons and friends, SCEH has remained committed to the founding principle of doing a minimum 50 per cent of the annual work free of cost for those who cannot access it otherwise...
Salaam to the spirit of living
In the last twenty-two years, the trust has helped thousands of children come off the streets and settle into a nurturing environment. Throughout, the focus has been to address the entire area of child development, from physical and medical needs to educational, creative, cognitive, social, and vocational needs of children...
Educate Girls: Reaching out to literacy backwaters through community engagement
‘By empowering village communities to improve the quality of girls’ education and infrastructure in government schools, more girls can be educated at a larger scale. As a result health, income levels and overall livelihoods of rural and tribal societies improve.’ Violence and political extremism decline as well. Moreover, educating girls accelerat
Because I had only five dollars for little White Jade
With five dollars and the will to make a difference to one child was born an organization that has grown over the years and is dedicated to caring for the White Jades across the world. Moved by the prayer that Pierce wrote in the flyleaf of his Bible, he launched a movement called World Vision.