Chaitanya Educational and Rural Development Society (CERDS)
SECTOR: Development
SUB SECTOR: Services for the Poor
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 26 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Andhra Pradesh
Issues Addressed:
Humanitarian and comprehensive community; developmental activities; etc.
Supported by:
GiveIndia; Give Foundation Inc; Rotary Clubs - New Zealand; Shamadasani Foundation; etc.
Key Trustees:
Mr. O. Venkata Rao, President Ms. G. Siva Rathna Kumari, Vice President Dr. N. Srinivasa Rao, Executive Secretary Mr. G. Anil Kumar, Joint Secretary Ms. K. Siva Parvathi, Treasurer
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.6% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 9.5%
Average: Rs86 lac Highest: Rs9 cr Lowest: Rs45,032
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Making rural communities self-reliant
  • Chaitanya Educational and Rural Development Society (CERDS) began its operations in Tamil Nadu in 1996. Their main focus has been to overcome socioeconomic and educational barriers affecting the standard of living of people in the remote areas of the Guntur and Prakasam district, Tamil Nadu.
  • Programs of CERDS: i) Women Empowerment: Skill development training, livelihood support to disadvantaged women. ii) Healthcare: Nutrition support to the HIV affected, Campaigns on Health & Hygiene Practices, Distribution of Vitamin supplements. iii) Sustainable Agricultural Practices: Formation of Farmers' Clubs, training for sustainable farm practices, etc. iv) Drinking Water: Installation of Bore wells, awareness on usage of water, training on water conservation practices. v) Nutritional and Medical services provided to the disabled.
  • Outcome so far: CERDS has successfully reached out to 3,500+ families with safe drinking facilities, they have also helped with nutritional and medical services to more than 500 beneficiaries.
6 lac
5 lac
Source : Audit Report 2021
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