We are a registered non-profit that has been working in harmony with nature in Tamil Nadu, India since 1985. We are a top-ranked NGO on Global Giving and have been awarded Guidestar India’s transparency key.
Our mission is to empower the disadvantaged, including women, the differently abled, and those devastated by natural disasters, in a manner that promotes social justice, economic development, and environmental transformation.
We believe that there is a powerful synergy between economic development, social justice, and environmental sustainability.
Organic agriculture generally costs less and can even require less work, but produces more nutritious and abundant crops. It thus provides a reliable income that helps agri-businesses thrive and that enables parents to pay school fees for their children or to purchase needed treatment for any mentally or physically challenged family members. At the same time it stabilizes the soil and is more drought- and wind-resistant (thus reducing the impact of natural disasters); keeps pesticide toxins out of the air and water; reduces reliance on fossil fuels; and enhances biodiversity. The community wins and the planet wins.
Wherever possible, we try to work with and empower collectives and activist groups such as Women Self Help Groups (SHGs), Farmer’s Forums, Youth Associations, Children’s Clubs, Disabled People’s Organizations, Human Rights Groups, and Unorganized Worker’s Associations, both to achieve our objectives and to promote self-reliance.
We work in 384 villages in the Tiruchirapalli – Perambalur – Thanjavur Districts and conduct outreach programmes in parts of the Ariyalur – Nagapattinam – Karur and Ramnad Districts. We also networkthrough IVI in all 32 Districts in Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry).