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Programs: 70% of the Indian population lives in rural areas. A typical village faces several social and economic issues. Domestic violence, rampant alcoholism, rape, gender discrimination and community exclusion of the disabled are widely prevalent. CORD has started several programs including, child and maternal health, early child development, family income generation, women’s empowerment, health and sanitation, youth support groups, legal cells, self-help groups, disability programs, alcoholism rehabilitation, natural resource management, self-governance etc. to provide overall development of a village.

To facilitate integrated, sustainable social help programs in local communities and in the Indian subcontinent through processes of self-empowerment and enrichment.
•CORD has provided income generation activities for 13,000 people, started 563 women’s empowerment groups with over 22,000 members, 220 youth groups, 1490 self-help groups, and adolescent girls’ group with 10,300 members. It has also implemented natural resource management programs, which succeeded in reducing water scarcity.

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I had the opportunity to visit two of the CORD sites in the north and south of India and have also spoken to the CORD leader in Sri Lanka. The work is truly transformative - providing sustainable solutions as opposed to handouts... more »
CORD is truly a life changing organization, both to those it serves and for the volunteers. Its fundamental values of core/grassroots efforts are the key to its sustainability, which is a central goal of the organization. Furthermore, this grassroots approach also helps enact change in a way that ... more »
CMLA CORD has a very good understanding of the grass roots level needs of each community and serves accordingly to fulfill those needs in the least invasive way possible. They enhance the cultural and spiritual growth of the community, while lifting them up economically. They are sensitive to ... more »
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