Society For Integrated Rural Development
SFIRD is a grass roots NGO, formed by a group of development activists hailing and working with down-trodden sections (Dalit Christians, Dalits, Tribes, Minorities and Weaker sections) which are powerless, voiceless and are exploited since generations in Indian social structure.
Vision: "Holistic development of unreached downtrodden sections towards a just society”
Mission : "Implementing integrated community development activities with thrust on gender equity, capacitated and empowered communities which fight for ‘rights’ to lead dignified human life”.
SFIRD has been working with micro villages comprising Dalits, Tribes, Minorities, Traditional Marine Fisher-folk and other backward Classes along the coastal zone which is prone to endemic natural calamities. Our reference coastal Villages which are at a proximity of 5-20 Kms from the coast of the Bay of Bengal in south India. Our reference communities are exploited and excluded by the mainstream of the society and are living Below the Poverty Line (BPL) status.