In India, especially in the poor and disadvantaged rural communities, our work focuses on delivering awareness raising, peer to peer education and skills training in key areas of community resilience, such as formal Education, Youth Employment Skills, Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Entrepreneurship Development and Community-based Natural Resource Management, livelihood, Microcredit, and Microfinance.
India is among the poorest and developing countries in the world and the second poorest country in Asia, with 23.8% of its people living below the poverty line. Inequality remains a major challenge; only 6% of women are in formal employment, and only 10% of working women receive payment for their work. The poorest are also most at risk to climate change and natural hazards – India is the second most climate vulnerable countries in the world.
Poverty in India is an important issue. India has some of the poorest people in the world. The Government of India says that the poverty line in rural areas is Rs 672.8 per month and Rs 859.6 in urban areas. India has the highest number of people living below poverty line: World Bank
India accounted for the largest number of people living below international poverty line in 2013, with 30 per cent of its population under the $1.90-a- day poverty measure, the World Bank said.
India accounts for one in three of the poor population worldwide, the world body said in its inaugural edition of the report ‘Poverty and Shared Prosperity’, according to which extreme poverty worldwide continued to fall despite the global economy’s “under-performance”.
“India is by far the country with the largest number of people living under the international USD 1.90-a-day poverty line, more than 2.5 times as many as the 86 million in Nigeria, which has the second-largest population of the poor worldwide,” the report said.
India had 30 per cent of its population living below the poverty line at 224 million, it said.
Nearly 800 million people lived on less than USD 1.90 a day in 2013, around 100 million fewer poor people than in 2012, it added.
Due to the country’s high levels of inequality and poverty it was poor and rural communities that suffered most. They lost the ability to provide for themselves, even the most basic needs of food, water and shelter. Kenosis & its international partners jointly will focus on strengthening the resilience of these communities for some of the challenges that lie ahead.
What you can do? - Volunteer & Internships
India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex and massive Jama Masjid mosque, plus Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. The Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga center and a base for Himalayan trekking.
Nestled between China and India, India is the second largest country and next to China with vibrant, bursting with a fusion of Indian and South Asian cultures. You’ll be able to travel and living in the foothills of the Himalayas, a landscape of colorful temples dotted among terraced paddy fields. As a volunteer and internship students, you will become a part of rural life in India, as you support young people, children and women drive change for their communities.
Join us as a volunteer and work towards creating lasting change.
As a partner with Kenosis Foundation (KF), your business can help to play a part in creating lasting change in India.
The financial contribution you offer can help to support much-needed initiatives such as providing access to clean water and sanitation education in areas such as Krishnagiri district of Tamilnadu state and garden and green city of Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka, south part of India.
Ways you can help
If you are interested to travel abroad and give back to society, you can apply now to volunteer, or intern for credit purpose.
You can make a huge difference, by the simple act of giving your time and skills as a volunteer!
If interested, ready and decided to travel abroad and explore Indian culture, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org