Geraldine from our HR team has been in India visiting one of the innocent foundation's partner organisations, Jeevika Trust, and working on a couple of projects with them.
Jeevika Trust was founded in 1970 as a non-religious, non-political UK charity, whose mission is to tackle the roots of poverty. Our Ge visited their ‘Eco-Berhampur’ project, based on an island where 80% of the population live below the poverty line ($US1 per day). The project aims to develop Berhampur village by empowering the villagers to make the most of their natural resources, and become economically and environmentally sustainable.
The innocent foundation was set up in 2004 and its aim is to help the world's hungry. The latest stats show that 1 in 8 people in the world suffer from hunger. The numbers are shocking: in India alone, over 7,000 people die of hunger every single day.
We'll be posting her full account of her trip over on the innocent foundation site over the next week or so: read part one now.