Poverty in India is widespread, with the nation estimated to have one third of the total world's poor. According to The World Bank’s report 32.7% of Indians live below the international poverty line. According to the data from the United Nations Development Programme, of the year 2010, an estimated 37.2% of Indians live below the country's national poverty line. As per UNICEF data, one in three malnourished children worldwide are found In India, whilst 42 percent of the nation's children fewer than five years of age are underweight. Major factors attributing to this pain sticking scenario are:
Caste and gender discrimination
Unequal access to education and skill building initiatives
Unequal access to healthcare facilities
Development programs of the govt. are focused to remove the causes of poverty in the country. However there is a need for amplified action, where participatory role of NGOs as well as corporate is well recognized and solicited.
EXIN for Voluntary Efforts dreams for a nation which provides equal opportunity for all to access basic needs of life viz. Nutrition, Shelter, Education, Healthcare and Sustainable Earnings.
We believe in empowerment of underprivileged people so as to make them capable of organizing and arranging their basic livelihood needs and thus eradicating poverty and inequality as has been envisaged in the Preamble of The Constitution of India. We trust in long term sustainable results and therefore focus on mothers, children, youngsters and women as our prime target.
To provide educational support to poor students belong to economically backward communities.
To give flavor of learning and morale to street children.
To give support to physically and/or mentally challenged children from poor strata and orphans in order to bring them in to the main course of life.
KIMT conducted its development activities in Hooghly district of West Bengal.
A review of activities, organized according to the program, makes up the major part of this report which includes account of KIMT institutional development including administration, funding, and human resources.
A primary health camp was organised during August in 2012-13, where the following services were provided to the elderly marginalized citizens:
General Medical Checkup
Voluntary Blood Donation Multifaceted Awareness Campaign
They also did programs in Voluntary Blood Donation, Medical Campaign along with awareness activities about Health and Environmental Hazards and their prevention, Low cost Nutritive balanced diet, Prevention of Communicable Disease, Benefits of Adulthood marriage, Hospital Delivery and Scientific treatment of diseases, Income etc .