“It begins with the civil society – with small initiate of innovative and sustainable action can make us change agents to write a glorious history in the lives of the marginal.”
Over a span of two years there is a technological revolution that not only scaled up the awareness level across the socio-economic hierarchy but also provided a platform to improve the quality of life of people in the bottom of the pyramid. In this context I am writing this note to you. Adhikar is one of the leading non-profit organizations committed to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the poor. While Adhikar is celebrating its 28th birthday we have touched the lives of more than 2 lakhs people living in some of the aspirational districts of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam and West Bengal.
Adhikar works in quest of an exploitation free and balanced society based on human values of love, peace, freedom and equality where social and economic justice are ensured and each human being regardless of caste, creed, religion can exercise their basic and fundamental rights with a dignified manner and feel to be instrumental for their socio economic development in an atmosphere of social harmony to build a just and equitable society.
Our Mission is the economic and political empowerment of the marginalized and deprived communities in rural and urban areas of Odisha through ensuring an effective, flexible and responsive financial service system and safeguarding their fundamental human rights which help them for a just and meaningful living.
Our Reach (Statistical Highlights)
Adhikar believes in a holistic approach to bring an improvement in the lives of the poor and underprivileged, through its diversified welfare programmes in eight major areas – Skill Development, Water & Sanitation, Livelihood Restoration, Disaster Response, Cloth for Work, Financial Inclusion, Affordable Housing and Safe Migration. So far we have been able to directly impact the lives of abound 2 lakhs people living under the tyranny of poverty.
- Skill Development
- Water and Sanitation
- Livelihood Restoration
- Disaster Response
- Cloth for Work
- Safe Migration
22500 families benefited directly through the programme and improved their livelihood.
More than 200 families in 10 remotest villages of Kalahandi, Odisha had a sustainable income through poultry.
132 families monthly income in Kendupali, Odisha increased by 45% annually through community-based dairy farming
Financial Inclusion of the poor through micro lending
270 families evacuated and sheltered at Adhikar Head office during natural calamities
More than 30000 people benefited during Fani cyclone response
2750 cyclone Titili affected people in Gajapati, Odisha were provided with food and non-food kits
Improved food security of 3800 families in Phailin affected villages of Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts, Odisha
252401 human days created
Blanket distribution among families of Phailin affected vulnerable community
Thought of the Day
I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.