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Projects Funded

Peter Bakos: Organic Farming Initiative in Srikakulam, Orissa

Key Project: “Backyard Gardens” – Utilizing wasted land to grow vegetables; growing variety to ensure sustainability; process less pesticide intensive; and using unproductive land.

Total Amount Funded: USD 6,000


IMG_6589 (1024x768) NEEDS – Eureka Superkidz Program: After-School Program in Rural Villages of Tamil Nadu

NEEDS-Eureka SuperKidz Project is a community-based after-school learning program designed to improve the quality of education in rural areas. The goal of the program is to provide high-quality education inputs to children from the poorest families and ensure every child achieves basic competencies in Language, Math and Science.

Total Amount Funded: USD 3,500


Janpath: “RTI on Wheels” Bharat Yatra

The goal of the project is to promote awareness of the Right to Information (RTI) Act as a tool of good governance, transparency, and accountability. During 2014, RTI on Wheels travelled over 33,000 km across several states, and conducted 50 weekly clinics attended by 430 citizens.  The RTI helpline responded to 14,317 calls from citizens and whistle-blowers seeking to use RTI.

Total Amount Funded: USD 9,000 


Rural Volunteers Centre: Research and Advocacy Initiative related to Asian Development Bank project finance

RVC, with its association of various national regional and community level groups, wants to initiate a program on monitoring ADB policies and projects in India and disseminating the information with periodic analyses to CSOs, movements and community based groups and developing expertise on issues emerging out of development finance, especially that of Asian Development Bank policies and loans.

Total Amount Funded: USD 2,500

Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS): Appropriate Technologies

JSS works on developing technologies for the health needs of people living in remote areas with limited resources. It strives to ensure that these technologies are accurate, simple, cheap, and highly functional in low-resource rural communities. JSS has also devised a method to transport blood samples from rural villages to the JSS health center at Ganiyari via school-going students in order to provide diagnostic test results and appropriate treatment to patients within 48 hours.

Total Amount Funded: USD 6,000


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