Our Work

Our work focusses on the empowerment of the poorest in society, helping them to gain acceptance back into wider society. It’s only through strong partnerships and collective action that this can be achieved, bringing about lasting change.

The Context

The Dalit community are discriminated against and deprived of any social privileges in India. They are deemed to be educationally backward, socially discriminated, economically deprived and politically powerless and neglected. Though the government have introduced affirmative action for the Dalit community, this is seldom enforced.

What we’re doing – Unlocking potential

Whenever and wherever we work with poor communities, we make sure that we consult and include women at every stage because they are the backbone of the family and tend to make all household decisions. Men are indispensable allies in this.

With an education under their belt, a whole generation of girls will have opportunities that their mothers never had. With literacy comes confidence and the chance to earn more money, become self-sufficient and speak out against violence.

With laws and systems that guarantee better health care, fewer women will die in childbirth and fewer children will die from easily preventable diseases.

With loans, seeds, tools, better farming techniques and business training, more women will be able to grow more food, sew, craft and make goods that they can market themselves.

And in emergencies, taking care of women’s specific needs is vital for ensuring survival, good health and dignity. Employing their skills and knowledge makes communities far stronger and more effective in recovering from disasters.

Since our inception, there has been great progress made and Our Stories highlight the direct impact that the projects have had on people’s lives.

Take a look at our current Projects:

Kamla Foundation Project Documentary

Our Impact

Through the delivery of all our projects, we have changed the lives of over 40,000 people – who were living on the margins of society and experiencing abject poverty, prior to our intervention.