I had the privilege and good fortune of meeting Dr Kshama Metre, who is the National Director for CORD, India a couple of years back. Her humility, down to earth nature and passion for her work left a very deep impact on me. Since that day, I could not stop thinking how one person’s vision, persistence and selfless dedication can change and improve so many lives. CORD’s work inspires me to be a better person; it makes me want to share the kindness and grace life has bestowed upon me with the less fortunate. I sincerely request your support to make this world a better place.
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.
Please support me in raising funds for Stride to Provide run” on 17th December 2017!