Help the people to help themselves

As strong supporters of community involvement,we believe in the principle that outsiders can help but insiders must do the job.


To realize the Gandhian dream of gram swaraj by building a network of autonomous village communities which are self-sufficient and self-reliant.


To capaciate the communities to become better informed and enlightened of their rights and choices in order to control the environment, resources and levels of power. To streng then the institutional base necessary for social transformation and to bring positive change in the quality of life of marginalized communities.


  • capacitate the target community, focusing on role-transformation at all levels, with a special focus on skill development that enables people to control their environment.
  • To educate the rural poor, emphasizing the value of education with a special emphasis on the promotion of women and the girl child. BREDS promotes value-based and vocational education to further strengthen the life-support system of the community.
  • To facilitate access to health service mechanisms for the rural poor and urban slum inhabitants by promoting health for all, particularly focusing on women’s and children’s care in the area of reproductive health.
  • To emphasize the need for the socio-economic empowerment of the target communities, by pursuing the best possible avenues in all means and ends.
  • To protect and restore local ecosystems and the environment, taking special steps for the protection of natural resources. BREDS promotes effective management and treatment of land, water, and forest for the sustainable livelihood promotion of the target community.
  • To form and promote Self Help Groups (SHGs), Village Organizations (VOs), and Mutually Aided Cooperative Societies (MACS), which work towards their economic empowerment and a reconstruction of the rural economy through a revival of the cooperative movement.
  • To promote sustainable agriculture and value addition through horticulture products and crops. This ensures sustainable food security, enhances income potential, and generates employment opportunities within the target community, thereby stemming the tide of migration.
  • To promote and restore the traditional culture of the target community, sustaining unity and integrity in the village atmosphere.
  • To provide relief and rehabilitation packages to rural communities affected by natural disasters and calamities.
  • To facilitate all the government’s developmental priorities to reconstruct a better rural India that can realize the concept of gram swaraj.
  • To initiate any additional development processes that contribute to the holistic growth and sustainable empowerment of the marginalized, vulnerable sections of the society.