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ARBOR INDIA

____________________________________________ INTEGRATED COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION The    Arbor    villages    in    India    are    engaged    in    a    process    of    community-based organization   inspired   by   Gandhian   Swaraj,   the   principle   of   self-management   that reclaims    the    autonomy    of    communities    through    the    panchayat    and    village assemblies.   Every   village   is   organized   as   an   independent   core   that   achieves   its autonomy   through   the   management   of   voluntary   groups   of   women   who   together head    a    program    of    strengthening,    community    capacity-building,    and    a    plan    of action    and    interventions    that,    over    time,    involve    the    whole    village    and    its inhabitants. ______________________________ SUPPORTIVE MICROFINANCE Arbor’s   supportive   microfinance   involves   programs   for   populations   that   include microsaving, microinsurance and microcredit. GO TO THE PROJECT ______________________ MEDICAL PROGRAMS The   medical   program   in   rural   communities   in   India   takes   place   through mobile    clinics    and    medical    centers    that    reach    all    Arbor    villages    in rotation,   to   manage   the   care,   treatment   and   therapies   for   major   diseases widespread   among   the   population,   such   as   leprosy,   tuberculosis,   malaria and scabies. GO TO THE PROJECT _________________________________ WATER and HEALTH PROGRAMS Arbor    India    is    engaged    in    a    vast    operation    aimed    at    improving    the    sanitary conditions   of   rural   villages.   The   presence   of   open-air   sewage   and   the   lack   of   a centralized    sewage    system    is    tackled    by    extensive    programs    of    construction    of sanitation   facilities   and   public   and   private   toilets   with   organic   septic   tanks.   The improvement   of   hygienic   standards   affects   all   villagers   and   their   living   conditions. The   program,   one   of   the   first   of   its   kind   in   the   country,   has   been   recognized   and supported by the local government and used as a model for the whole region. Arbor   promotes   a   system   of   community   water   management   in   the   villages   covered by    the    program.    Starting    with    the    village    chief    (Sarpannch),    all    the    villagers, irrespective   of   caste,   social   class   or   religion,   are   involved   in   the   construction   of village   wells   and   the   installation   of   water   purifiers   that   can   then   be   used   by   the entire community. __________________________ STRUCTURAL PROGRAMS Since   2007,   Arbor   has   set   up   a   program   to   address   the   housing   crisis   afflicting   the rural   population   of   Andhra   Pradesh   (called   Telangana   today).   In   collaboration   with the   local   government,   Arbor   delivers   a   cash   contribution   to   beneficiaries   for   the construction   of   a   house   that   meets   safety   and   hygiene   standards.   The   goal   of   the program is to ensure better housing for families living below the poverty line. ___________________________ PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & COOPERATION PROGRAMS At   the   village   level,   Arbor   is   committed   to   training,   with   the   aim   of   enhancing   the inclusion   of   the   beneficiaries   in   the   labor   force   and   facilitate   their   self-organization into    cooperatives.    Vocational    training    is    accompanied    by    mentoring    and    legal advice   for   the   formation   of   cooperatives   and   other   micro   entrepreneurial   initiatives. To   this   end,   the   talent   of   the   beneficiaries   is   enhanced   to   realize   the   full   potential   of each human being. GO TO THE PROJECT
Arbor   India   was   established   in   2005   as   the   first   Panikkarian   experiment   that   involved   the   integration   of   economics   and   solidarity,   and inter/intra   religious   dialogue   between   the   populations   of   Andhra   Pradesh,   a   vast   region   in   the   south   of   the   Asian   continent.   The   program   of participatory   involvement   and   organization   of   grassroots   tribal   communities   involved   over   300   rural   villages   throughout   the   region   and integrated   collaboration   of   many   local   civil   society,   political   and   religious   groups.   Different   faiths,   ideologies   and   castes   united   by   a   spirit   of collaboration and sharing. GO TO THE BLOG
____________________________________________ INTEGRATED COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION The    Arbor    villages    in    India    are    engaged    in    a    process    of community-based   organization   inspired   by   Gandhian   Swaraj, the      principle      of      self-management      that      reclaims      the autonomy   of   communities   through   the   panchayat   and   village assemblies.    Every    village    is    organized    as    an    independent core   that   achieves   its   autonomy   through   the   management   of voluntary   groups   of   women   who   together   head   a   program   of strengthening,   community   capacity-building,   and   a   plan   of action   and   interventions   that,   over   time,   involve   the   whole village and its inhabitants. ______________________________ SUPPORTIVE MICROFINANCE Arbor’s     supportive     microfinance     involves     programs     for populations    that    include    microsaving,    microinsurance    and microcredit. GO TO THE PROJECT ______________________ MEDICAL PROGRAMS The    medical    program    in    rural    communities    in    India    takes place   through   mobile   clinics   and   medical   centers   that   reach all   Arbor   villages   in   rotation,   to   manage   the   care,   treatment and    therapies    for    major    diseases    widespread    among    the population,     such     as     leprosy,     tuberculosis,     malaria     and scabies. GO TO THE PROJECT ________________________________ WATER and HEALT PROGRAMS Arbor     India     is     engaged     in     a     vast     operation     aimed     at improving    the    sanitary    conditions    of    rural    villages.    The presence   of   open-air   sewage   and   the   lack   of   a   centralized sewage     system     is     tackled     by     extensive     programs     of construction   of   sanitation   facilities   and   public   and   private toilets     with     organic     septic     tanks.     The     improvement     of hygienic     standards     affects     all     villagers     and     their     living conditions.   The   program,   one   of   the   first   of   its   kind   in   the country,    has    been    recognized    and    supported    by    the    local government and used as a model for the whole region. Arbor   promotes   a   system   of   community   water   management in    the    villages    covered    by    the    program.    Starting    with    the village    chief    (Sarpannch),    all    the    villagers,    irrespective    of caste,   social   class   or   religion,   are   involved   in   the   construction of   village   wells   and   the   installation   of   water   purifiers   that   can then be used by the entire community. __________________________ STRUCTURAL PROGRAMS Since    2007,    Arbor    has    set    up    a    program    to    address    the housing    crisis    afflicting    the    rural    population    of    Andhra Pradesh   (called   Telangana   today).   In   collaboration   with   the local    government,    Arbor    delivers    a    cash    contribution    to beneficiaries    for    the    construction    of    a    house    that    meets safety   and   hygiene   standards.   The   goal   of   the   program   is   to ensure   better   housing   for   families   living   below   the   poverty line. ___________________________ PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & COOPERATION PROGRAMS At   the   village   level,   Arbor   is   committed   to   training,   with   the aim   of   enhancing   the   inclusion   of   the   beneficiaries   in   the labor     force     and     facilitate     their     self-organization     into cooperatives.      Vocational      training      is      accompanied      by mentoring   and   legal   advice   for   the   formation   of   cooperatives and   other   micro   entrepreneurial   initiatives.   To   this   end,   the talent    of    the    beneficiaries    is    enhanced    to    realize    the    full potential of each human being. GO TO THE PROJECT

ARBOR INDIA

Arbor Foundation Via Giacometti 1, 6900, Lugano, Switzerland Tel. +41 91 913 41 70   -  Fax +41 91 913 41 79 info@arborfoundation.net 
Arbor   India   was   established   in   2005   as   the   first   Panikkarian experiment   that   involved   the   integration   of   economics   and solidarity,    and    inter/intra    religious    dialogue    between    the populations   of   Andhra   Pradesh,   a   vast   region   in   the   south   of the      Asian      continent.      The      program      of      participatory involvement       and       organization       of       grassroots       tribal communities   involved   over   300   rural   villages   throughout   the region    and    integrated    collaboration    of    many    local    civil society,     political     and     religious     groups.     Different     faiths, ideologies   and   castes   united   by   a   spirit   of   collaboration   and sharing. GO TO THE BLOG
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