Why we need your help

One third of the world’s poor live in India. The most marginalised of these live in rural India.

Behind India’s rapid economic growth and emerging middle class is a story of growing inequalities.

In the areas where our partners work, roads and communication are poor, there are not enough schools and health services are patchy. Corruption and lack of knowledge leave people without access to their basic rights and the economic unit that is the rural village can be disrupted by the changes development brings, leaving people with no option but to migrate to slums in the overcrowded cities.

In response, AVI’s partners work to improve the quality of life for rural people in the Gandhian tradition of self-organisation and non-violent change. Indian answers to Indian problems. That’s the AVI approach.