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Zero Waste Management in Kerala

zero waste

The NGO: Chetana Society
Supporting AID Chapters & Amount funded:Bay Area: Rs.3,90,000

India generates around 0.2 to 0.3 million tons of waste on an average every day and most of it is dumped in the outskirts of the city in an unmanaged landfill or disposed using quick-fix solutions such as incineration, pyrolysis, burning, and landfilling which leads to various environmental hazards. Zero Waste Management means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials.

AID has been supporting this project partially since 2003.



Year: 2013-2014
Location: Kerela
Supported Amount: $ 11,000

Snehibhavan is a rurally located home for tribal and dalit girls in the Kottayam district of Kerala. Most of the girls in residence are the children of unwed mothers from colonies in the nearby Idukki District who have been abandoned or found in situations where they were vulnerable to abuse. Snehibhavan is an initiative to protect, look after, educate and empower these girls to face their challenging futures. The director, Sajini, and her husband, Mathews, are dalit activists promoting education and cultural awareness as they work for the rights of the dalit and tribal women and children in their region.

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Saathi Sridhar Radhakrishnan & Shibu Nair, Kerala

Partner: Thanal

Duration: 2008 to present     Contact: Spandana Remarsu (spandana.remarsu[at]gmail[dot]com)


Livelihood for Tribals

Livelihood for Tribals

NGO: Navachethana

Location: Pathnamthitta, Kerala

Budget: $ 6000

Chapters: Dallas, Ann Arbor

 AID supports livelihood options and mobilization of tribal communities in Pathnamthitta Dist of Kerala.