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People of Covid-19: Hamerpal village

The principle of participatory development is central to Seva Mandir’s philosophy. In rural and tribal communities, Seva Mandir builds and facilitates Village Institutions (VI) which are democratically elected to represent the needs of the entire community, regardless of gender, religion, class or caste. They lead the development of their villages, …Read More

Covid-19 stories

Meera The current crisis is affecting the poorest people most acutely, in India as elsewhere. Meera is one of those whom Seva Mandir’s relief efforts are helping. Just a few months ago, Meera’s mother died. She had been living under her daughter’s care for many years, relying on her for …Read More

Tackling malnutrition

Rapid treatment for children with severe acute malnutrition When a child is suspected of suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), he or she is referred to one of Seva Mandir’s relatively new community malnutrition camps. A vehicle is sent to bring mother and child to the camp, to ensure their presence …Read More

Bringing clean drinking water to the villages

Access to clean water without walking miles Hunki lives with her husband and seven children in a remote village in Kotra, one of the poorest and least developed areas in India. Their house is 1.5 km away from the nearest water source, an old dilapidated well contaminated with bacteria and …Read More

Helping Dharma achieve food security

Growing vegetables to improve food security and nutrition Dharma is a farmer from a remote village in Kotra block, one of the poorest and least developed areas in India. Farmers in the area have traditionally not been able to grow enough food for their family’s consumption, let alone have a …Read More

Growing flowers to improve family income

Hakari grows flowers to improve the family income Hakari, who is 40, lives with her husband and three children in a small, remote hamlet. Only two members of her family are able to support the family with their income: Hakari’s husband is an agricultural labourer and one of her sons …Read More

Khuma Ram : Seva Mandir Student Turned Teacher

The First College Student from his Village returns to give others an education   Khuma Ram was born to farmers earning about $0.35 a day, and no one in his family had ever been to school. Fortunately, one of Seva Mandir’s 173 primary schools had opened in his remote village, …Read More

A Force to be Reckoned With

Valkibai walks proudly down the street, knowing that she is indeed an empowered citizen Valkibai from Medi Village is proud of the status she has achieved in recent years. ‘before, no one knew who I was when I walked down the street. Now they know I’m a force to be …Read More