Banni Pashu Uchherak Maldhari Sangathan (BPUMS) is a community based organization of semi-nomadic animal breeders known as Maldharis who rear buffalo, cow, sheep and goat. The CBO has started negotiating with states on the pastoral rights and rights of grazing in Banni grassland under Forest Rights Act. Through the grant, they will bring Banni grasslands under the governance of the Maldhari pastoralists by getting the title to Community Forest rights and strengthen Community Forest Management Committees across 16 Gram Panchayats by providing them training on Forest Rights Act implementation and exposure visits.
Bapu Trust is working on the early identification and prevention of mental disabilities in the slums of Pune by providing support to people perceived as vulnerable at their centre where various aspects like social stigma, poverty, discrimination, and gender among other issues are addressed through therapy and community-based wellness services.
Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayatha Samithi is providing 10,000 artificial limbs, 4000 callipers, 4200 crutches, 2600 tricycles, 14,000 wheelchairs & 7250 hearing aids for 29450 persons through its 22 centres and numerous mobile camps across the country.
Bhoomika Vihar was established in 1995 with the objective of empowering the marginalised, particularly women and girls at risk of forced or early marriage, with education and skill development, which would expand their socioeconomic opportunities. The grant would help them facilitate the rehabilitation of survivors through their centres.
Bhumika is providing the support system to 3,000 survivors of domestic violence and their families in AP, through counselling, legal guidance and referral to services. It is working to make communities more aware and sensitises the authorities so they are more responsive to such issues.
CIF and outreach partners at 20 railway stations across India, is providing 24x7 care and protection for runaway children. This is through child help desks, open shelters, de-addiction support, counselling, referral to long-term care homes and reunification with families. The focus is also to enhance resource mobilisation and organisational development.
Christian Hospital Bissamcuttack started in 1966 as a 200 bed hospital to provide community-based healthcare interventions in Rayagada District of Odisha. They provide quality health services at affordable costs to the tribal communities of the region. The Philanthropy grant will allow them to continue providing primary healthcare and education to vulnerable tribal communities and empower them through mobilisation, capacity building, and increasing access to education in 54 tribal villages.
The Government of Odisha’s Department of Women and Child Development is improving mother and infant nutrition by providing financial support to pregnant and lactating women, which also enables access to better health services.
DSC is enhancing the livelihoods and incomes of 4,500 Adivasi farm households in Gujarat’s Aravalli district. There will be cropping practices for better soil health, improved agricultural productivity, enterprise development and strengthening of farmer producer organisations.