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Causes: International, International Development

Mission: Centre For Development Alternatives(CFDA) is a non profit organization working with the underserved population in TamilNadu to improve their standard of life through community mobilization, capacity building and facilitating linkages. CFDA also provides capacity building and management consultancy services for Non profit organizations across India. - See more at: http://www.unitednpo.org/index/members/centre-for-development-alternatives#sthash.UHRFHPMv.dpuf

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jana D.


Rating: 5

I met Jayachandran and worked with CFDA in 2011, when I had the chance to cooperate with Jayachandran & CFDA through the Corporate Services Corps program (CSC).
I spent 4 weeks in Chennai and had a chance to closely work with Jayachandran & CFDA. Jayachandran's vision for better future for poor female population in India was indeed deep and heart touching experience. His enthusiasm, as well as his knowladge and leadership skills helped numerous woman to change and significantly improve their life conditions.
I was deeply touched by the work done by Jayachandran & CFDA. Jayachandran made helping the poor community his life mission, and it was an honour for me to meet him and to work with him and CFDA.

1 Rajasekharan Raja

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have interacted very closely with Jayachandran & CDA for over 6 years now. Jayachandran has combined his vision for a community owned & run institution and his deep expertise in building & guiding operations of SHG based micro finance to create a truly robust institution - CDA. The journey of the CDA has been truly impressive; and besides directly impacting lives of 1000's of its income-poor members, I have seen from close quarters of how many of CDA's women members coming from very modest education backgrounds (simply because of lack of opportunity) have transformed to become very efficient managers. It is a great privilege and honor to be associated with Jayachandran and CDA, and I wish them my very best.