Founder Speaks

“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.

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Vision

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.

Mission

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)

Our Work

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

2350 school dropout youths were benefited from the skill development program

 

Skilling the rural youth

Creating Workforce

 

240 Socially and Economically

backward youths trained under Koushala Vikash - PMKVY Project

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Reached out to 31200

families though WATSAN intervention

 

20800 families

were benefited from sanitation loan

 

Creating awareness on WASH

in 200 schools across 19 districts of Odisha and Chhattisgarh

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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

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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

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Over the years 4000

people benefited through the programme.

 

Restored drinking water supply

to 76 households in Jhudingjhar village of Kalahandi

 

420 school children

received school kits

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Creating community based

support service for the migrant workers

 

Health awareness camp

for the migrant workers

 

105 youths from

Gania block received skill training and was employed in different industries outside Odisha.

 

Skilling and certification

of rural youth.

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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.

— Leonardo da Vinci