RCFI started it’s operations in Kerala since the beginning, as the organization’s operation begins from there. The organization focused the poor pockets and supported the people in building their local institutions. RCFI also supported people in defining their problems and develop a solution around them. The organization has completed 1377 major projects in the state cover all the 14 districts which addressed almost all the development indicators.
- RCFI established many education centers in the state. At present 38 educational institutions received infrastructural support. It is estimated that 5700 students can get education from those centers at a time. A few of them are exclusively for women.
- There are five orphanages established in deferent parts of Kerala. 475 students are studying there.
- 19 households of deferent flood-affected villagers received dream homes so far. All of the families are very poor. The organization constructed 1BHK and 2BHK houses on the basis of their financial condition and family strength. Feed the poor campaign was also conducted in the state.
- Two agricultural irrigation schemes opened in the Palakkad district of Kerala. 12.3 hectors of unirrigated rainfed agricultural land were treated. This could give an additional income to those families. It is been given to two groups of farmers.
- There are 1241 group based drinking water schemes. Families selected through local CBO’s referral considering their financial condition and water level.
- 878 wells are used for both drinking water and irrigation purpose. All of them were given water-lifting devices.
- 9 schemes commissioned at the village level. Most of them are in the colonies of Malappuram and Kozhikode district. They all are given with pipelines and water listing devices. All the schemes are benefiting a range of 60 to 150 families.
- RCFI also completed a work of dialysis center in Madathum Poyil village of Kozhikode district. The center can be used by 27 people in a day. It also has all the facilities needed for such an institute. In the initial year, the center run without taking any cost from the patients. They all took the services free of cost. But the organization intends to have a deferential price system for the coming years. During 2019, 2800 patients used the facility
- There are 4 clinks established in several parts of Kerala. All of them are in primary health care clinics.
- RCFI also took an initiative to renovate a clinic with the mutual support of the government department in Kodiyathur village. The local primary health center is working in that building. More than 42,000 people used the facility during the year.
- There are 56 cultural centers constructed in the different parts of the states. They all are in operational status. More than 22400 people can use the facility at a time.
- 14 WASH corners have constructed so far.
- RCFI adopted 4170 poor orphans and providing his all costs including health, education, and living. The organization is also helping the at-risk orphans in developing their career plan and live skills.
Tamil Nadu is one of India’s richest states. Since 1994, the state has seen a steady decline in poverty, with the result that today, Tamil Nadu has lower levels of poverty than most other states in the country. Nevertheless, parts of the state still record high levels of poverty. After 2005, Tamil Nadu was among India’s fastest-growing states, with growth being driven mainly by services. Although consumption inequality in the state decreased slightly after 2005, it remains higher than in many other states.
RCFI started working in the state during 2013. The organization has completed major 21 projects in the state.
- RCFI has constructed 8 schools in the state. They all are in various districts of the state. 1280 students are getting benefits from the same.
- Two orphanages were constructed in Ooty and Chennai. Both of them are in collaboration with local CSOs. 192 orphans can use the facility at a time.
- Six community level drinking water schemes constructed and hand it over to the community. 42 families are getting benefits from the same.
- One Dream Home completed for a poor family.
- RCFI adopted 24 poor orphans and providing his all costs including health, education, and living.
- Two cultural centers have been constructed so far. 700 families are getting benefits from the same.
- Awareness of sanitation facilities is one of the major issues in the state. Two model toilets were constructed to motivate people on how to construct effective individual toilets.
- Livelihood activities were another priority in the state. Hundreds of people benefited from various Income Generating Activity (IGA).
Tamil Nadu has immense potential in the area of sanitation and drinking water. Salinity is one of the major issues in the coastal and nearby areas. RCFI would like to work in this field in the coming years in Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka is home to 61 million people of whom 13 million – or a little more than one fifth – are poor. Since 1994, the state has made steady progress in poverty reduction; however, the pace of poverty reduction slowed down after 2005. Karnataka’s growth, driven mainly by services, also fell below the national average after 2005. Moreover, consumption inequality increased, a lot more in urban areas. Today, the state has one of the highest levels of consumption inequality in the country and pockets in the north and the east of the state record a high incidence of poverty.
Health and education outcomes in Karnataka have been improving, but progress is slow. There is room for improvement in nutrition and sanitation, as well as in learning in schools.
RCFI started its operation from 2012. RCFI could establish a very strong relation with the many stakeholders during these years. There many local CSOs are integrated with the RCFI’s operation in the state, which includes GOs and NGOs. A total of 162 major projects completed so far.
- Education was one of the major focus during these years. RCFI helped 33 schools in expanding their classrooms and also assisted in curriculum development. 4950 students can use this facility at a time. Most of them are completed with the support of the local CSOs.
- RCFI also constructed two orphanages in the Nachabettu and Moodedka. This facility is basically for the at-risk orphans. They are provided free education and accommodation. 123 students are studying in the center.
- 68 community cultural centers have been established. 23800 households can benefit from this. Most of them are constructed with the support of the local communities.
- The organization helped 1000s of people in getting food during festive seasons and calamity times under Feed The Poor programme.
- 82 group drinking water schemes completed. All of them are given in a group of 4 to 7. Approximately 410 families can use this facility. The beneficiary selection was on the basis of their financial condition and willingness to share water.
- 42 schemes are meant for both agriculture and drinking water. They all are again given in the group with water lifting device.
- RCFI adopted 118 poor orphans and providing his all costs including health, education, and living. The organization is also helping the at-risk orphans in developing their career plan and live skills.
Located on the southeast coast of India, Andhra Pradesh is the eighth largest state in the country in terms of area and is home to 50 million people. The erstwhile larger state of Andhra Pradesh used to be the fourth largest state in India with a population of 84 million, but it was reorganized in 2014 into the present-day states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. According to the Multidimensional Poverty Index Report Of oxford report, Andhra Pradesh’s MPI identifies 21% of its population as living in multidimensional poverty.
RCFI started working Andhra Pradesh 2013 with a major focus on education. RCFI now working in 8 districts of the state. The organization has reached to 2640 households in the state so far through various interventions. The major interventions in the state are as follows.
- A total of 20 projects completed in the state. The main focus in the AP programme was Education followed by the construction of the cultural centers.
- Constructed Five community based cultural centers. 1750 families can use the same at a time. All centers come with personal hygiene corner and sanitation units.
- Infrastructural support has been made for 16 education institutions.
- Livelihood activities were another priority in the state. Hundreds of people benefited from various Income Generating Activity (IGA) so far which includes rickshaws, Petti shops, individual home-based activities, etc.
- 1400 (3 classrooms with a capacity of 30 students each) students can study in the improved structure. RCFI believes that a better teacher-student ratio can give quality education in respective centers.
- 20 community level WASH centers were constructed and been used.
- Over the period, the organization could establish 20 community-level institutions in the state. They all are operational today and respective communities of the local villagers are using the same.
- Feed the poor campaign was one of the other activities where 1000s of people received food kits in different occasions. RCFI covered people from different parts of the state as per the need.
Telangana is a state in India situated on the south-central stretch of the Indian peninsula on the high Deccan Plateau. It is the twelfth largest state and the twelfth most populated state in India with a geographical area of 112,077 km2 and 35,193,978 residents as per the 2011 census. Out of the 3.5 crore people in the state, 2.75 crores are below the poverty line according to statistics available with the civil.
RCFI started working in Telangana during 2015 and completed 8 major projects in the state.
- Three drinking water schemes were completed and hand it over to the community. 27 families are getting benefits from the same.
- Four cultural centers have constructed so far. They all are in a condition that the entire villagers can use it for socio-economic activity. 1400 families can use the facility as per their needs.
- RCFI adopted six poor orphans and providing his all costs including health, education, and living.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Two students of Andaman Nicobar Island is receiving education scholarship to pursue their education.
RCFI has adopted 125 orphans of the Lakshadweep Island and offering a scholarship for their education, health and living.