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TAKING A UNIQUE APPROACH TO TACKLING POVERTY IN RURAL INDIA.
In partnership with local community members and social enterprises, we identify issues central to our target communities and provide the resources to implement solutions through extensive field research and on-campus initiatives.
In order to ensure that we consistently address the specific needs of rural villagers in a sustainable and empowering manner, all our initiatives follow a standard approach.
Project RISHI takes a unique approach to tackling poverty.
BUILDING AN ORGANIZATION THAT TAKES A BOTTOM UP APPROACH TO INSPIRE POSITIVE CHANGE IN AREAS THAT NEED IT THE MOST.
Developmental Disparities force the rural poor to be stuck in a cycle of poverty. Project RISHI identifies these disparities and addresses them by connecting the poor with empowering solutions. Learn more about our overall initiatives or chose a disparity below look to at our projects currently in place.
Each of our university chapters partners up with a specific rural village in India. Project RISHI members pick these locations based on important considerations that include severity of unfortunate conditions and availability of reliable partners. Learn more about these considerations or look at the specifics of each location by picking one below.
The core of our volunteers consist of motivated undergraduate students at Universities across the United States. We currently consist of 6 established chapters and are working with student groups at other universities to expand. Learn how you can start a chapter at your own university or click below to go to a specific chapter’s web page.
GIVING YOU THE CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. GET INVOLVED AND JOIN US IN REACHING OUR GOALS.