Herbal medicine for isolated Indian village



Isolated residents of India's forests have no access to health care. Receiving training in the preparation of herbal remedies will improve their health and create an income-generating activity.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The people of Burujawada village live in a remote forest area 20 inaccessible miles from the nearest health center, which only meets sterilization needs. Without health care, villagers are unable to treat their illnesses, such as skin infections and digestive disorders. A solution has been found in local roots and herbs that have been identified as having medicinal properties. With training from an herbalist, these medicines can be prepared for locals, and sold to neighboring villages.

How will this project solve this problem?

An experienced herbal practitioner will train villagers in the preparation of medicines. Funds will pay for training & equipment such as sieves, grinders & packaging materials. Medicines will be prepared, packaged and sold in 5 neighboring villages.

Potential Long Term Impact

This two-year project will provide herbal medicine as well as a source of income through the sale of the medicine.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $50

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $50 as of Feb 26, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $7,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


donate now:


Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Find another project in India or in Health that needs your help.


Integrated Village Development Society

Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Where is this project located?

Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.