I’m looking forward to the Stride to Provide and hope our efforts will change the lives of those in villages in a powerful way!
Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development (CORD) has impacted close to 700 remote villages in India over the last 25 years by providing sustainable solutions to poverty and unemployment as opposed to charitable giving. CORD has provided income generation activities for 13,000 underprivileged villagers and created several programs that have impacted around 50,000 people directly and 500,000 indirectly. These activities have immensely helped alleviate multiple afflictions in the lives of the poorest of villagers such as ill-health, lack of education etc., which locks them into permanent cycles of poverty and deprivation.
The national director of CORD Dr. Kshama Metre, a pediatrician by profession, left her flourishing practice in Delhi to serve in the tribal villages. Given her dedication and the tremendous success of CORD in rural development, Dr. Kshama Metre was awarded the Nation’s highest award, Padma Shree, by the President of India in 2008.
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