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Satish Kumar Senior Finance Manager-Projects
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Kerala Floods – Story of resilience & survival that inspires CAF India & its partners to do more

  It’s a truth universally known that Kerala faced the worst ravages in August this year. Unprecedented and heavy rainfall lead to 14 key districts submerged. What this meant however was loss of life, resources and infrastructure that takes toil to be built from ground up. According to the Joint Detailed Need Assessment Report by Sphere India, 474 people were reported to have lost their lives, 12.47 lakh people were displaced, and aroun…

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Posted on : October 25, 2018
Sarita Pradhan Deputy Head – Workplace Giving and Volunteering , CAF India
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Chendamanagalam – The warp and weft of tragedy and resilience!

  The quaint little town of Chendamanagalam in Paravur Taluk, Ernakulam district is home to one of three oldest handloom centres in Kerala. Its uniqueness lies in the excellent quality of textiles, each product that is woven is a proof of the exceptional craftsmanship and deftness of Chendamangalam weavers. In early August 2018, heavy rains lashed down on Kerela, affecting all 14 districts with 7 districts falling under category 1. The…

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Posted on : September 18, 2018
Radhika Ralhan Advisor, Innovation for Exponential Impact (IEI)
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India’s Voice on SDGs : From Impactful to Meaningful Philanthropy

In the weekly edition of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) Members Interview Series, Radhika Ralhan from Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India gives UN SDSN some insights on her work and advancing the engagement of national stakeholders on the SDGs. Radhika is an Advisor to CAF India, and heads the unit titled Innovations for Exponential Impact. You can find the interview transcript below: Radhika, could you bri…

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Posted on : January 30, 2018
Vatsalya Shukla Associate-Strategic Research Insight
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‘Small is Big: SMEs as drivers of Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’

Small and Medium-scale enterprise (SMEs) occupy an important and strategic place in economic growth and equitable development in all countries, constituting as high as 90% of enterprises in most countries worldwide. Based on statistics published by International Monitoring Fund (IMF) and World Bank, SMEs are now acting as key driving force behind a large number of innovations and contributes significantly towards the growth of the national econom…

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Posted on : January 9, 2018
Naresh Kumar Gupta Officer - Innovation for Exponential Impact (IEI)
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Dandi March Towards Open Defecation Free Status

Approaching final years of making India-Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2nd October 2019 marking 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, there is a good reason to be sceptical about the efficacy of the implementation Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA). Three years now from the same day as it was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the primary strategy of the SBA has been physical construction of toilets. The programme saw money being spent pe…

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Posted on : October 31, 2017
Kuntala Sengupta Senior Manager – Communications & Fund Development KHUSHII NGO
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EMPLOYEE PAYROLL GIVING: SPREADING JOY WITH FESTIVE CHEER

  Hashtags, as much are a medium of awareness, conduct a numerical function of indicating the gravity of a cause – in this case, giving. Contrary to expectations, the development sector still needs more informed givers rather than hurried individual attempts to save tax. KHUSHII’s tagline reads “Spend a while, spread a smile” and although we believe in it throughout the year, the festive season, beautifully colliding with the l…

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Posted on : October 23, 2017
Puja Marwaha Chief Executive, CRY – Child Rights and You
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Empowering children and communities for sustainable change through GAYE Payroll Giving

  CRY – Child Rights and You was born out of the belief that every individual can be the catalyst for social change. It is the power of “YOU” that drives us to do what we do for India’s children. The Give As You Earn (GAYE) program of CAF India is a testament to this belief. When employees of various corporate discover in themselves the power to bring about change by supporting the cause they truly believe in, it motivates us to g…

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Posted on : August 30, 2017
Naresh Kumar Gupta Officer - Innovation for Exponential Impact (IEI)
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Philosophy of ‘Giving-Dāna’ in India

  “Although the pursuit of distributive justice is often thought to require a political or collective response, we should not allow this to let us off the hook when it comes to personal morality. Each of us could probably afford to give much more too private, charitable efforts to alleviate poverty and suffering. Indeed, given the failure of our political leaders to provide anywhere near an adequate response, private action has become i…

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Posted on : August 8, 2017
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