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Tamil Nadu

About Us


Founded in 1993, Blossom Trust focuses on empowering marginalized women, children’s rights and combatting HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. Active in the Virudhunagar and Kanchipuram districts in Tamil Nadu, Blossom’s objective is to ensure communities have greater access and control over their resources.

Blossom specializes in fostering projects that create sustainable Community Based Organisations (CBOs). We have nurtured projects, such as the Paneer HIV+ Women’s Network and Rainbow TB Forum, both of which are now independent legal entities, although still closely connected with Blossom, with membership numbers in the hundreds.


Blossoming of power in every individual to reinforce community development.


To facilitate a process where marginalised groups can become self-sufficient in improving their health, environmental, economic and social needs. We aim to achieve this by working in partnership with other development actors.


  • To develop community frameworks that address women’s and children’s issues
  • To ensure communities have greater access and control over their resources
  • To facilitate a process, wherein community knowledge and resources are preserved and shared by fair and mutual exchange
  • To continually develop Blossom so that the organisation can give a voice to the voiceless


Blossom Trust’s director, Ms. T. Mercy Annapoorni, has been with Blossom Trust since it’s inception in 1993. Over these years she has earned a diploma in Theatre Arts (1998), a Master of Commerce with a Diploma in Human Resource Development (1999), a Master of Arts in Sociology (2000) and a Master of Women’s Studies (2005). Her education has strengthened her knowledge and understanding of the non-profit sectors.

She was the recipient of the Kalai Valar Mani Award from the Madurai Arts Club in 1998 and the 2002 International Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life by the World Women’s Summit Foundation (WWSF), Switzerland.

While she has a lot of experience working on a variety of boards, she is currently sitting on three. She is actively involved as a Joint Secretary of the Governing Board for the Tamil Nadu Voluntary Health Association of India, a case reviewer for the Juvenile Justice Board, Govt. of Tamil Nadu (specifically Virudhunagar) and as a delegate of NGOs in Developing Countries for the UNITAID board in Geneva.

The variety of experiences over the years have helped her grow to be a strong leader with the passion and gumption to make change; not just in Tamil Nadu, but throughout all of India.

Read more about her in this Huffington Post article.

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