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Kiranmayi Socio Educational Society (KISES) was set up in 1999 in South East India by the people for the people.
The founder, Mr & Mrs Shoury Babu Rebba are Dalits, from a lower middle caste and have suffered lifelong discrimination through India's unfair caste system, which classes people according to their birth, so they understand the problems that the communities face and is committed to making a change.
Due to poor infrastructure and difficulties of access the communities of Edurumondi Island and Pedapatnam have limited communication facilities, limited access to drinking water, education or skills training and healthcare.
Thanks to international funding from Tdh (Terre des hommes Foundation) over a six period from 2006 to 2012, KISES has built 800 toilet buildings for individual families and provided water and sanitation training. They have worked with communities on Adult literacy, Health (preventative and curative aspects, Livelihood, Agriculture, Disaster Preparedness, relief and rehabilitation programs, Environmental Issues & Vocational training/ upgrading of skills.
KISES continue to work with the communities and have several 'ready to go' project plans to builid on the great work already completed and to reach other communities, but they urgently need funding to make things happen.
'Securing funding within India is extremely difficult, particularly as we are lower caste people'says Executive Director, Mrs Rajani Suram. So she has been working tirelessly to attract foreign funding her modest home in the city of Vijayawada.