CREATING SUSTAINABLE, PROSPEROUS, RURAL COMMUNITIES.

About ACF

Established in 1993, Ambuja Cement Foundation is a grassroots pan-India implementing organisation that harnesses the power of partnerships –between communities, Government and other like-minded corporates and NGOs – to help solve pressing community problems and to foster prosperity.

For the past 25 years, ACF has created significant impact. A full-fledged Research and Monitoring Unit, along with numerous external, independent studies show significant change – in income levels, health indicators and overall harmony and happiness. Our work has spread beyond our core villages, and by working hand in hand with like-minded organisations, we aim to significantly impact the pressing issues currently inhibiting our country.

Vision

A sustainable, prosperous society, built on long-term partnerships.

I have a dream.
A great one that changes the face of the country and the destiny of the nation. Where we join hands with other passionate leaders. And pool our respective strengths.
To make rural India prosper.

MR NAROTAM SEKHSARIA

Chairman, Ambuja Cement Foundation

Mission

We energise, involve and enable communities to
realise their potential:

Energise

We motivate and mobilise people to work together and amplify impact.

Involve

We build partnerships and co-create solutions.

Enable

We build capacity and instill ownership.

ACF model

Community engagement & prioritisation of issues

  • Rapport building
  • Entry point activities

Identify participatory solutions

  • Listen to traditional wisdom
  • Understand issues & probable solutions

Institution Building & Implementation

  • Promote appropriate institutions
  • Building capacity
  • Implement pilots learning

SCALING UP

  • Replicate successful solutions for scaling up

Ongoing Support

  • Acting as a guide and providing moral support

Sustainability

  • Strengthening Insitutions for long term sustainability

Prosperity Impacts

22% increase in the incomes of cotton farmers

30% increased production under system of rice intensification

2218 SHGs with Rs 10 crore corpus

 

95 villages with 100% toilet coverage

Social Return on Investment – 13x in Kodinar (Gujarat)  5x in Rabriyawas (Rajasthan) and 8x in Darlaghat (HP)

Rs 58 million cumulative increase in income earned by SEDI graduates