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Centre for Action Research and Peoples Development, or CARPED, has the main objective of the organization is to facilitate better quality of life in all its realms through community mobilization, participatory governance based on sustainable natural resource management. Thus community participation, education, protection and promotion of environment and social capital are central to the activities of the organization. Emphasis on children and environment are major areas of attention of CARPED's action research interventions that provide space for the participation and engagement of the stakeholders in analysis and change of the conditions forming the milieu of the people with whom CARPED works.
Engineers Without Borders - India has been established as a non-profit Society, Under the Society's Act, to involve engineers, and other professionals with special or general skills, in a movement of constructive change. It is inspired by an urgent concern for accelerating sustainable rural development, assisting in capacity building in backward rural and urban communities of India, protecting the country's natural resource base and working across national boundaries for social and economic justice and responsible use of technology.
LEPRA Health in Action is a charity that works with people who find themselves trapped in poverty. For many this is made worse by isolation, disability and discrimination within society and even in law. LEPRA finds ways to bridge the gaps in health care and fight the physical and socio-economic barriers that leave people vulnerable to disease, disability and discrimination.
The Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya Foundation (MVF), a registered trust, was established in 1981 in memory of educationist and historian Prof. Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya. It began as a research institution on issues relating to social transformation. Today, the Foundation is building the capacities of the community in rural and urban areas for abolition of child labour by universalizing school education. It also works towards empowering women.
The philosophy of Prajwala evolved based on the need of women and children who are victims of trafficking. Prajwala emerged as an anti-trafficking organization, which believes in preventing women and children from entering prostitution, which is the worst form of sexual slavery.
Rescue Foundation is a non-profit, government recognized and registered NGO working for rescue, rehabilitation and repatriation of victims for human trafficking from different parts of India, Nepal & Bangladesh and sold for forced prostitution. Over a period of last eight years, they have achieved the organizational capabilities and experience to fulfill their duties to this most neglected segment of Indian society.
Shri Guru Sankalpam School
SKS Microfinance distributes small loans to poor women so they can start and expand simple businesses and increase their incomes. Their micro-enterprises range from raising cows and goats in order to sell their milk, to opening a village tea stall. SKS uses the group lending model where poor women guarantee each other’s loans. Borrowers undergo financial literacy training and must pass a test before they are allowed to take out loans.
The Polavaram Dam