The rural areas of Tamil Nadu are home to some of the poorest Indian communities with few employment opportunities. Voice Trust has pioneered, through education and training, grass roots organic farming to change the lives of over 16000 families since 1996. Our communities are embracing the organic, eco-friendly way of farming and the empowerment of self sustained family incomes. With your kind support we plan to carry on this work with the next generation of youth aged from 18+ in Tamil Nadu.
Rural communities suffering extreme poverty and are increasingly selling off their only assets; their land, to big industry or intensive farming organisations which has a negative environmental impact and drives rural people out of their communities and reduces the local economy, which in turn fuels the cycle of poverty. By keeping the communities on their own land, and self sufficient, we can maintain communities and keep children in continuous education which is key to beating poverty.
Our previous work has demonstrated that training in organic, bio-friendly agricultural techniques empowers farmers to create self sustainable incomes. Voice trust has a strong team of trainers, qualified in organic agriculture, and have strong community links that reach out to more and more families all the time. The interest in our training grows from strength to strength and if we can meet the demand then we will transform individual lives and communities, as well as promote environment.
Voice trust have been active in the field since 1996, and our previous projects trained over 7956 farmers in 221 villages. Today this training is providing regular employment and income for 3945 people who would have otherwise been displaced or forced to put their children to work instead of school. We aim to deliver training to another 1450 young farmers.