Chhattisgarh, India. Partner: SAMERTH
Registered in 1992, Samerth is a non-governmental (NGO), non-profit organisation that works towards accelerating a humane, sustainable and equitable society. Samerth has over 16 years of experience of working in the areas of health, education and livelihoods in different parts of the country, especially in the state of Gujarat. Their focus is on improving the conditions of marginalised communities. To that extent Samerth helps vulnerable communities to gain access to their social and economic rights.
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Uttar Pradesh, India. Partner: CURE
CURE India is a development NGO that works with poor communities and local governments to organise and empower low-income communities, especially woman and young people in urban areas, to access water supply, sanitation, power, livelihoods, education, health care and housing. It works at all level of government - national, state and local. Access to water supply is an important priority of slum dwellers and under-served communities. CURE believes that every poor household should get home connections for water, irrespective of the legality of their land spaces.
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Madhya Pradesh, India. Partner: PSI
PSI’s activities are spread all over India with a focus on the central-western Himalayan states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and the poverty-ridden districts of western Orissa. Its operational headquarters are located in Dehra Doon, Uttarakhand. Each office implements development projects, undertakes research and provides training and professional support to other voluntary organizations and government agencies.
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Telangana, India. Partner: BALA VIKASA
Bala Vikasa Social Service Society is a registered, non-profit, non-governmental community development organization, based at Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India. For decades it has been effectively implementing relevant community development programmes, predominantly in Andhra Pradesh. Bala Vikasa is active in approximately 2000 villages, changing the lives of millions of people, through various development initiatives such as Water, Youth, Food Security, Environment and Education.
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Andhra Pradesh, India. Partner: VJNNS
The Visakha Jilla Nava Nirmana Samithi (VJNNS) was established in 1972 in Visakhapatnam and moved its headquarters in 1980 to Narsipatnam, an agency gateway, to work with rural population in general and tribal people in particular. To begin with, VJNNS undertook activities relating to Khadi and Village Industries before extending its activity towards ensuring water supply in addition to land development in the Eastern Ghats.
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Odisha, India. Partner: GRAM VIKAS
Gram Vikas’ founders came to Orissa in the early 1970s as student volunteers, to serve victims of a devastating cyclone. Their activism and relief work motivated them to form Gram Vikas, which was registered in 1979, and now serves more than 4,00,901 people in 1250 habitations of 25 districts in Orissa. Gram Vikas' Mission is to promote processes which are sustainable, socially inclusive and gender equitable to enable critical masses of poor and marginalised rural people or communities to achieve a dignified quality of life.
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Lalitpur, Nepal. Partner: FSCN
Friends Service Council Nepal (FSCN) is a national non-profit organisation working on socio-economic development and human rights in Nepal. Established in 1991, FSCN aims to fight against poverty and injustice by empowering poor and marginalised people. FSCN has adopted the three approaches/strategies to its work:
· Social action in the community/VDC level
· Lobby and advocacy at district level and
· Policy influence at national level.
The specific areas of intervention for FSCN are drinking water, health and sanitation, capacity building, human rights, development and empowerment of women, child and youth, gender equality and social inclusion (GESI), climate change and disaster risk management. FSCN pays particular attention to marginalised communities, the poor and disadvantaged groups.
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