From darkness to light

Rural Development

Our rural development initiatives offer support on the individual and the community level.

At the community level, we identify villages with developmental or social challenges. A needs analysis is conducted at the family and village level from which we ascertain immediate and long terms needs. We work within the community and with the support of the panchayat or local government to ensure we have consensus and a shared developmental agenda. All villagers are encouraged to do their part by participating in shramdaan so there is a shared sense of accomplishment in the work done.

Development programs encompass village electrification, sanitation, upgrades in farming techniques and machinery among others.

At an individual level, farmers are encouraged to join the Farmers Club, a collective that works as a support system for a cluster of villages. Through training programs they can upgrade their skills and techniques, understand the soil they till and what it is capable of, learn and adapt new farming technologies to their context. Most of all they are able to offer support to each other, especially when times are tough. Contributions made to Farmers Club initiatives are treated as micro loans that are repaid so the money can be lent forward to other farmers in need.

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Help Swati pay school fees for her son

Help Swati pay school fees for her son

Swati Kathe’s world shattered when her husband left her and her kids suddenly. With not much by way of savings and not much formal education, Swati is now trying to find a way to fend for her and her family and needs your help to pay her son’s school fees.

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Help Rohit continue his education

Help Rohit continue his education

Rohit lost both his parents when he was just 5 years old but with dedication, sincerity, hard work and a little support, he is now a student of B.Tech Agriculture. His scores in the first two semesters have been exception and now he needs your help to continue his education.

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Help Tanvi Deshmukh with her special needs schooling

Help Tanvi Deshmukh with her special needs schooling

7-year-old Tanvi Deshmukh can neither speak nor hear and needs special schooling and constant care. Her father passed away 4 years ago, leaving her mother Mayuri as caregiver and the family’s breadwinner. Now they need your help to continue Tanvi’s schooling and help Mayuri become an entrepreneur.

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Shivprabha Charitable Trust was established in 2007 to bring educational, health, economic and environmental equity to farming communities in rural India.

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