Professional Assistance For Development Action (PRADAN)
Comprehensive Empowerment
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 1: No Poverty
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 38 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location: 7 States
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Reduce poverty; creating employment opportunities; etc.
Supported by:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; IKEA Foundation; Axis Bank; Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives; Navajibai Ratan Tata Trust; etc.
Key Trustees:
Ms. Anshu Vaish; Mr. Biswajit Sen; Ms. Sushma Iyengar; Mr. Pratham Raj Sinha; Mr. Sanjay Upadhyay; Ms. Mirai Chatterjee
Recognition: Business Standard Social Enterprise Award for Women Empowerment - 2018; Spirit of Humanity Award for Women Empowerment - 2017; Times Social Impact Award for Livelihoods Promotion - 2015
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 85.3% Highest: 99.0% Lowest: 64.3%
Average: Rs35 cr Highest: Rs122 cr Lowest: Rs2 cr
How much to donate
  • ₹2000 support PRADAN to reach out to more and more poor families.
  • ₹5000 support Leadership for Change Endowment Fund
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Transforming Rural India
  • India is home to 40% of the world's poor, more than the entire population of North America and Europe. The Asian Development Bank estimates that two out of three Indians live below the Poverty Line. Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) works to reduce poverty; changing lives and creating choices for the poorest communities in rural India.
  • Activities include: I) Promoting and nurturing Self-Help Groups (SHGs) of poor women and strengthening them as organisations to leverage institutional finances for members' livelihoods. ii) Developing and introducing locally suitable economic activities to increase productivity and incomes among SHG members; building synergistic collaboration with stakeholders. iii) Mobilizing finances for livelihood assets and infrastructure from government bodies, donors, banks, and other financial institutions.
  • PRADAN's work reaches out to over 3.5 million poor families across 117 Blocks in 37 districts. PRADAN professionals, work with over 700,226 families in 7,920 villages across 7 of the poorest states in India. They also initiated 56,500 Women's Self-Help Groups (SHGs). A majority of the families that PRADAN works with belong to the Schedule Tribes and Schedule Castes.
110 cr
108 cr
Source : Audit Report 2018