Give Them a Chance to Live
Massive poverty and inequality are the heavy price we pay for economic progress, making the rich richer, and the poor poorer. Such injustice is a terrible curse of our times - times in which the world boasts rapid advances in science, technology, industry and above all, wealth accumulation. An apt example of this rich-poor divide is Kerala. The much-hyped egalitarian nature of Kerala society is nothing but a myth. The state's lucky rich spend money wantonly on princely mansions, fast cars, five-star bars, foreign holidays and fancy weddings, while forgetting that there is a vast mass of humanity out there struggling for a roof over their heads and one square meal a day!
You can find these unfortunate souls everywhere in cities, towns and villages, on the hills, in the plains and by the seaside. Men, women and children in their thousands. Their bodies wasted; their spirit broken; their hopes shattered; their morale destroyed. Some of them are able-bodied and willing to work, but nobody cares to give them jobs. There are others who are mentally or physically disabled, but the state's medical apparatus is beyond their reach.!
Financial and Material Support
HRDS provides assistance - financially and materially - to the old and ailing poor. The Society also donates school uniforms, study materials and umbrellas to students from poor families.
Let's Put an End to Poverty and Hunger
The Highrange Rural Development Society (HRDS) is a non-profit charitable and voluntary organisation working for the upliftment and welfare of the poor, marginalizsed, deprived and neglected sections of our society. Established in 1997 and registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act 1955, HRDS has been striving to bring succour to thousands of poor men and women, destitute children and homeless senior citizens.
The mission before HRDS is to alleviate poverty, promote health , ensure a clean environment, spread education, empower women, and create opportunities for employment and income generation for the poor. We strive to accomplish these objectives by designing and implementing several innovative and bold solutions that should bring about a long-term sustainable change in the lives of the poor.
We believe in an integrated, holistic approach to solving most human problems.
The combined goals of our projects are to create economic opportunity for all, especially the needy, through planned development , provide good rural health education and healthcare, ensure biodiversity conservation through sustainable use of natural resources anchored on the strengths, beliefs and practices of the local people and tribal communities, bring about social equality, fairness and dignity of life, especially for women, senior citizens....
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