Vrutti (which means Occupation, in Sanskrit) was set up for sustainable livelihoods to enhance peoples well-being. They provide transformative solutions to help end poverty, marginalisation, and create wealth for small-producers. Vrutti has a national presence with a focus on Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and Chhattisgarh. Internationally it has engagements in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Some of their projects:
Integrated Water Resource Management: This project aims at creating a people and panchayat led, equitable water governance model in three zones in Gujarat, Karnataka and Telangana. The project reached 27,000 households across 57 villages and was supported by Gender and Water Alliance, Development Support Centre, Youth for Action, Swasti and the European Union.
Community Of Evaluators –South Asia (CoE-SA): The Goal of the CoE was to promote and enhance the quality and practice of evaluation in South Asia. During the year 20 events were held across 12 locations and spanned different thematic areas.
Small Grant Facility: The Small Grant Facility (SGF) was started by HIVOs. It seeks to mobilize and strengthen small producers into sustainable and market-worthy organizations. Vrutti is the fund manager for this million-acre initiative with 500,000 small producers.
KNH Community Farm: The purpose is to develop a Community-led Resource Centre for Integrated and Sustainable Farming in the Coastal Eco-System in Tamil Nadu. These communities will be trained in various aspects of organic agriculture and farm management, so as to take over and manage the farm after the project period.
Centre for Education Innovations: Centre for Education Innovations (CEI) looks to increase access to quality education by facilitating the growth and adoption of successful models. It gets funding support from the Department for International Development, UK.
Sustainable Agriculture: The project aims to increase the income of 9,000 small-holder agriculture households through a farmer-led social enterprise model.
Responsible Soya Cultivation: Vrutti worked with 10,288 small and marginal soy farmers in Madhya Pradesh to enhance their profitability through sustainable farming practices.
Avahan Phase III: The Avahan India AIDS Initiative, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focuses on HIV prevention in states with a high HIV prevalence. Vrutti helps build financial security for those affected in south India.
Income Rs10 cr
Expense Rs10 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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