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Who We Are

PRADAN (Professional Assistance for Development Action) is a non-government, non-profit organisation that works with India’s rural poor. Across seven of the poorest states in the country, PRADAN promotes Self-Help Groups; develops locally suitable economic activities; mobilises finances; and introduces systems to improve livelihoods of the rural poor and sustain their progress.

The group comprises of university-educated individuals motivated to use their knowledge and skills to address the issues of rural poverty by working with the people at the grassroots. While working towards enabling the rural poor, PRADAN collaborates extensively with government agencies, banks, market institutions, panchayats, other voluntary organisations, and research bodies.

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