Disha Samaj Sevi Sanstha was established in 1997. Disha Samaj Sevi Sanstha works for the overall development of highly vulnerable Adivasis in remote villages. They support the improved living of Adivasis by protecting Adivasi languages, culture, and ways of life. Their focused interventions include nutrition, livelihoods, forest rights, and legal awareness.
Geography: Narayanpur and Kanker Districts, Chhattisgarh
Mahila Shakti Kendra was set up in 2006 to build women's self-help groups in conflict-prone areas surrounding the Nameri National Park in Assam. The organisation works for the socio-economic development with special emphasis on women’s empowerment of marginalised local communities, namely Nishi, Bodo, Garo tribes, and other settlers.
Geography: Sonitpur District, Assam
Grameen Sahara was established in 2002 to promote sustainable farm-based livelihoods such as irrigation, and improved agriculture and horticulture practices. They have also engaged in non-farm-based activities such as post cocoon silk yarn production for Eri silk, and handloom textile with tribal women and landless communities.
Geography: Goalpara district of Assam, and Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya
Diya Foundation was set up in 2011, working primarily for the enhancement of rural livelihoods along with health, water and sanitation in the forested border areas of Assam and Meghalaya, which are predominantly inhabited by the indigenous Rabha tribe. They work towards improving livelihoods by maximizing land utilisation, and effectively using natural assets within homestead farming.
Geography: Kamrup Rural District, Assam
Society for Rural and Urban Joint Activities Nagpur (SRUJAN) was established in 1998 to work with Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGS) in Kolams in Yavalmal district and Madias in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. Their work includes community-based health interventions, forest rights and responsible governance, sustainable livelihoods, and education.
Geography: Gachiroli district in Maharashtra
South Odisha Voluntary Association (SOVA) was established in 1993 to work on quality education, community health, sustainable livelihood, village governance, and child rights and protection programmes. They plan to implement their 'Village Governance Programme' in hamlets enabling Adivasi communities access to Forest Rights, Right to Work (NREGA), Right to Food (PDS), Pension, and other schemes.
Geography: Koraput, Odisha
Dapta was established in 1991 to implement programmes in health, education, and livelihood. They focus on the Kutia Kondh Tribe of Kalahandi district who have had very limited access to government health programme in the past. The organisation is set to set up a health centre, conduct health camps in remote villages, and set up and run a 'Maternity Waiting Room' exclusively for Kutia Kondh Tribes.
Geography : Lanjigarh block, Kalahandi District, Odisha
Swasthya Swaraj Society was established in 2013 by Swasthya Swaraj. The organisation works to provide primary healthcare and education to tribal communities in the remote villages of Kalahandi district of Odisha. They run health centers in remote locations, conduct outreach through health camps, and train community health workers.
Geography : Thuamul Rampur, Kalahandi district, Odisha
Chaupal Grameen Vikas Prashikshan Evum Shodh Sansthan was established in 2006 to work with tribal communities focussing on accessing rights and entitlements (nutrition, work, health), right to equality and dignity, and tribal people’s rights over natural resources. CHAUPAL is working in 80 villages reaching 7,000 families.
Geography: Surguja and Koriyaa district, Chhattisgarh