Empowering Resilience- Organic Backyard Gardening for Tribal Families in Kanyakumari

By Rural Uplift Centre

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In the serene district of Kanyakumari, lies a community of 100 tribal families, whose lives have been marred by the relentless onslaught of calamities. With each disaster, they have borne the weight of unimaginable loss – of loved ones, of homes and of livelihood. Their days are shadowed by poverty and hunger, their dreams eclipsed by the harsh reality of their circumstances.

But amidst the despair, there is a glimmer of hope – the Seeds of Change. These families yearn for a chance, a lifeline to lift them from the depths of despair and set them on a path towards renewal. Our mission is to be that beacon of hope, to empower them with the transformative power of organic backyard gardening.

Through this initiative, we offer more than just seeds and tools – we offer a lifeline, a chance to reclaim their dignity, their independence, their future. Each family will receive not just sustenance, but the means to cultivate their own sustenance – tenacious seeds, resilient seedlings, and the knowledge to nurture them into fruition.

But this endeavour is more than just about growing food. It's about cultivating resilience, about sowing the seeds of self-sufficiency and hope. It's about breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger that has ensnared these families for too long. With your support, we can provide them with the tools they need to not only survive, but to thrive – to stand tall amidst adversity and flourish in the face of uncertainty.

Your generosity can be the difference between despair and opportunity, between hunger and sustenance. By donating today, you can help us provide these families with the resources they need to rebuild their lives, to reclaim their dignity, and to forge a brighter future for themselves and their children.

Join us in sowing the Seeds of Change, in nurturing hope and resilience where it is needed most. Together, we can cultivate a future where every family has the opportunity to flourish, where every life is valued, and where every dream is within reach.

BUDGET for One Year:



Unit cost




Two days of training on organic backyard gardening including meals/resource materials/meeting hall rent/honorarium for the resource person/stationeries





Input cost- Vegetable 10 varieties Rs: 350, Roots 4 varieties-Rs: 450, Neem cake + Groundnut cake+ bore powder: Rs:400, Sudomonus Rs:250, Spraying Bucket: Rs 500, Ten chickens: Rs1200, tools: Rs 800





Honorarium and travel for two volunteers





Administrative cost: Accounting/Audit/ administrative travel/ stationeries etc





Monitoring and co-ordination Cost





Total cost





₹30000 of ₹643500
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About the NGO

Rural Uplift Centre

History: Rural Uplift Centre (RUC) was formed in the year 1981 by the then eleven members of All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF). RUC has long standing experience and expertise in human rights and development for 41 years. Purpose and work: The purpose of RUC is to promote the right to life and right to livelihood security of the poor and the marginalized. It ...read more

Deepam, Thumpaly, Irenipuram-629162, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu.

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