Jeevika Trust

Jeevika Trust

At a glance

Causes

  • International development
  • Poverty relief
  • Children / families

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

Mission: An India without absolute poverty where all people have the opportunity to live with dignity, free from hunger, deprivation and marginalisation.
Tackling the roots of poverty in India through:
•  Revitalizing rural communities
•  Promoting inclusive, harmonious sustainable development
•  Creating and sharing appropriate knowledge
Jeevika is a Hindi word best translated as ‘livelihood’. For us the term ‘livelihood’ goes beyond just making a living, to embrace all the primary conditions for a viable, dignified and hopeful existence.

Activities

Projects implemented by JT- span a range of locations and diverse interventions ranging from women’s livelihood projects based on mint-farming, bee-keeping, bamboo craft, goat-rearing, through community-based drought response (women artisan training) and deepening democracy (panchayati raj training), to tsunami response (boat repairs and mobile hospital) and more recently rainwater-harvesting revival and socio-economic support to villagers living with HIV/AIDS.Cross-cutting elements’ which need to be addressed in all our projects:
•  Training – systematic training opportunities are key to every kind of project – from goat-rearing or bee-keeping for women’s income generation, to awareness-building for HIV/Aids and village democracy.
•  Gender equality – traditional discrimination against women in almost every aspect of life is a barrier to individual self-fulfilment and community life. Women are pivotal to livelihood development.
•  Environment – awareness and sustainable management of natural resources including care of trees, land, and water resources’, recycling etc.
•  Village democracy – women's involvement in village decision-making and participation of village leaders and communities in project development.

Current opportunities

London (Central), BN2 9XH

Help us increase our impact in India by strengthening our knowledge base and network of partners and supporters. Beneath the headlines about being...

London (Central), BN2 9XH

Help us increase our impact in India by strengthening our knowledge base and network of partners and supporters. Beneath the headlines about being...