Empowering marginalized people across South Odisha’s tribal belt with the tools for a better tomorrow
We are a non-profit, secular organization working for the past 2 decades in Koraput, one of the poorest districts in Odisha, India. We empower the most disadvantaged members of society, especially women and children, to better their own lives through healthcare, education, governance, livelihood and disaster relief. Our participatory process motivates tribals to work together to fight poverty, exploitation and discrimination so they can one day become free and equal members of society.
The general health status of the tribal communities in Koraput, Odisha is abysmally poor. Lack of awareness and traditional beliefs are the major barrier to tribal’s accessing available healthcare services.
In Koraput, where the literacy rate is 49.87% at 24th position, school dropout rate is high among tribal girl child. Many parents insist their children work rather than learn. Children from these families