Suvidha International Foundation is partnering with International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and Overseas Volunteers for Better India (OVBI) to empower the villages by educating children, providing leadership and vocational trainings for youth and women, instilling holistic health through yoga, meditation and other healthy practices, creating awareness on health and hygiene, providing organic farming training to farmers, and implementing water conservation projects.
Majority places in India including Telugu States rely on rain water for irrigation and are currently facing severe water crisis. Partnering with OVBI and other non-profits, Suvidha plans to eliminate water poverty in several villages in Telugu States by constructing check dams, recharge structures, farm ponds, afforestation, soaking pits, and other ways.
Suvidha plans to spend 1/3rd of money for educational projects, 1/3rd of money for water initiatives and rest for other activities:
Suvidha currently adopted one village (Astanagurthy in Khammam District) in Telangana and another village (Sammetavari Gudem in West Godavari Dsitrict) in Andhra Pradesh. Suvidha aims to help these villages for three to five years and also plan to do water poverty elimination projects and other selective service projects in other villages in Telugu States.
Info About the Founder
With the support of like-minded friends, Bhaskar Vempati founded Suvidha International with a vision to adopt and empower villages in Telugu States, Telangana and Andhrapradesh. He is the Chief Executive Officer, CEO/President of the foundation and responsible to manage and execute the Suvidha International Foundation charitable projects in Telugu States. Bhaksar has been volunteering for over ten years for several non-profit organizations including Art of Living, Overseas Volunteer for Better India, Annapoorna USA Foundation, ManBadi Telugu School and Indian Association of Sacramento. Along with few friends, Bhaskar has helped several students for past 12 years in Telugu States in completing their profession education and made them stand on their own feet. More recently Bhaskar led village adoption project in Telangana through Back to the Roots Organization and helped Astanagurthy village in Telangana in completing several developmental works.
Suvidha International is currently supporting five financially challenged rural students for their education through tuition fee, hostel expenses, and other education related expenses. Suvidha plans to support more students starting from 2018 calendar year. If any students need help on their education, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vocational Training for Women
Currently Suvidha is planning a boutique vocational training for 15 plus women in Astanagurthy. More details will be added very soon.
An Ayurveda medical camp was conducted. 25 families were benefited from this camp. Another medical camp is being planned in September/October months. About 100 or more families is expected to be benefited from this camp.
Mineral Water Plant
A mineral plant of 1,000 liters/hour capacity was built to provide drinking water to the village at nominal costs. BTTR director Sudhakar garu started the plant on June 9th. The nominal costs collected will be spent to take care of plant staff’s salary and maintenance expenses.
Helped Telangana Government in building 140 toilets in Astanagurthy with partial financial support. Beneficiaries were also motivated to dig the pits for septic tanks to cut down the costs. 85 families were provided Rs. 1,600 in building their model toilets. Additional 60 families will be provided Rs. 1,600 by the end of 2018. Astanagurthy Village was declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) village.
Suvidha International is currently planning to plant over 1,000 trees in fourth quarter of the year. The families in the village will be provided their preferred plants of 3 to 5 along with fence and other materials.
Few villagers attended training and started organic farming on a small scale. Suvidha International will continuously support the organic farming and other sustainable farming methods in village by providing them the training, equipment and supplies.
Inkudu Gunthalu (Soaking Pits)
To preserve the water levels, Telangana State Government plans to build Inkudu Gunthalu (Soaking Pits) in village. Suvidha International supports the government initiative and take an active role in completing the project.
A community room is going to be built in last quarter of the year, which will accommodate food donation events and other general activities.