Our Work

For an emerging country like India, development of underprivileged children & poor people holds the key to the progress of the nation itself. But the nation cannot be developed without ensuring the welfare of the underprivileged families. Realizing this, our foundation beginning in the corridors of education, has adopted a lifecycle approach with intensive programmes focused on family health, livelihood and community engagement through women empowerment, which addresses the needs of less privileged children, their families and the larger community.

We have been working successfully for the past one year in and around the regions of AP, TS and Mumbai in fields of Education, Health, Agriculture, Women Empowerment and Welfare. It works towards the betterment of children, women and senior citizens.

Areas of Work

  • Education (Vidhya Vahini)
  • Healthcare (Arogya Kutumbam)
  • Agriculture (Kisan Mitra)
  • Women Empowerment (Project Sakthi)
  • Environmental protection & safe drinking water

The Story of Mrs. Santhi

Let's take the story of Sanhti – a woman living in the rural village of Bukkapuram in Nadendla block outside of Guntur district, Maharashtra. In 2018, her situation was dire. But by taking a holistic, 360-degree approach, SRDF has helped her and her family so that they now thrive.

  • Agriculture:
  • By teaching her husband new, more efficient agricultural techniques, SRDF helped him increase his productivity and profits.

  • Water:
  • By solving the water problems of the community and household, SRDF helped increase agricultural production for the family.

  • Skills:
  • By training her daughter at SRDF's skill centre,she could say goodbye to daily wages as a labourer and get a job as a tailoring – contributing Rs 7000 per month to family income.

  • Health:
  • Through regular check-ups at the SRDF primary healthcare center van and education for preventive health, sickness has reduced, which means health costs have declined and there is no impact on livelihoods.

  • Women:
  • By joining a local SHG established by SRDF, Santhi learnt how to save and leverage the credit system of SHGs to help get her family out of crippling debt with local moneylenders.

  • Education:
  • Because the local school is supported by SRDF, her children receive a higher quality of education, which will enable them to go further in life and help the family.

360-Degree Support

Earning a livelihood is tough in rural India. And families need 360-degree support so that income levels are sufficient to enable them to meet 8 basic household needs:

  • Food
  • Energy
  • Housing
  • Drinking water
  • Sanitation
  • Health care
  • Education
  • Social security

We therefore support families and indeed, communities, from every angle to give them the best possible chance of enjoying prosperity in life.

By doing so, we ensure that poor health, outdated farming skills, or limited access to water doesn't get in the way of a family earning a livelihood and achieving financial security — for both them and their children. In 2020 and '21, we aim to reach 5000 and 10000 new households respectively, through our programs.