There is inadequate access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities which enhances the vulnerability of the local population. Additionally, the local population faces issues with income generation and access to Government schemes.
Communities are being empowered to tackle local water issues, via ACF’s water program which includes a focus on drip irrigation. There is a focus preparing each village for water security and on water budgeting. Awareness is being generated on the efficient use of surface and groundwater, whilst educating people on the need for rainwater harvesting for recharge. Additionally, handpumps have been installed in villages to reduce the drudgery of women.
farmers in drip irrigation
Hand pumps installed
People engaged in water program
ACF has been strengthening income streams of marginal farmers, promoting banana farming with over 16 farmers engaged. 186 farmers have been sensitised on the concept of green manuring and ACF continues in its overall capacity building of farmers via local KVKs and agricultural departments. Additionally, ACF provides linkages for farmers with new government schemes and training on different concepts of farming.
solar fencing machine installation
To enhance field biodiversity
Using safety equipment
Educated on Horticulture
New farm technologies
ACF’s Women empowerment program in UP, empowers women through financial inclusion and links them with income generation opportunities. By working with SHGs, the program aims to boost household incomes and also contribute towards development of the area.
Opened Bank Accounts
Linked with CCL bank credit
Associated with community investment fund
Women linked with Government Schemes
Women in Livelihood promotion
ACF’s integrated health program incorporates preventive and promotive aspects of health with a strong focus on malnutrition, menstrual hygiene and WASH, among women and children. ACF supports Anganwadi centres for better nutrition and health status of children, harnessing the help of field health volunteers. ACF has installed 17 sanitary napkin vending machines and 10 incinerators in AWCs, schools and PHCs for promoting menstrual hygiene and management.
malnourished cases referred to Nutritional Centre
adolescents engaged on health issues
Children benefited through health camps
There are 3 Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Institutes (SEDIs) currently operational in Gautam Budha Nagar, Greater Noida and Lucknow districts, with support from partners like HDFC Bank, NABARD and Godrej. The objective of the program is to make youth employable through skill based training and provide them with gainful employment or self-employment. Through these SEDIs we are training around 1200 youth every year, in different trades like Assistant Electrician, General Duty Assistant, AC Repair Technician, Sewing Machine Operator, Assistant Beauty Therapist and Microfinance Executive.
In Uttar Pradesh, ACF is supporting 15 Government Schools in Agra and 50 Government Composite Schools in Varanasi and Mirzapur to develop smart classes and provide infrastructure support like seating arrangements, library development and WASH.
Digital learning and libraries benefeciaries
Introduced in 2018, the Dadri Malnutrition Program is targeting 5500 children in the 0 to 6 months, 7 to 24 months and 3 to 6 years age groups to improve their health indicators and overall nutritional status. Harnessing 6 core pillars, the program focuses on skill development of Health Care Workers, infrastructure development at Anganwadi Centres, community sensitisation, referral of children to NRC and monitoring.
What started as a pilot program in 16 Anganwadi Centres across 6 villages, has scaled to 100 Anganwadis in 30 villages, after the initial success of the grassroots malnutrition program. Working with children, pregnant and lactating mothers, and adolescents, the program is impacting 16,556 beneficiaries.Know More
Gulshan's husband lost his eyesight due to the after effects of COVID-19 leaving them helpless as the only earning member. She had two daughters to look after and also needed the funds to complete their education. Gulshan heard about a stitching group starting in her village through which she could earn an income. She immediately joined in and now stitches uniforms for students and dresses and suits. Tables have turned for Gulshan as she is now the breadwinner of the family and is able to fund her children's education.