Seva Mandir is one of India's leading development nonprofit organizations. It currently works with 360,000 people across 700 villages of southern Rajasthan, where over 90% of the population relies on subsistence agriculture and most people live on less than Rs. 20 ($0.35) a day.
For over 45 years, Seva Mandir has worked in partnership with these people, not only to improve their material well-being but to build stronger and more ethical communities. Through its programs on governance, health, education, sustainable use of natural resources, women's empowerment, youth development, child care and social enterprise,
Seva Mandir makes a tangible and transformative impact. Every year, 12,000 disadvantaged children receive a quality education in its schools; 8,000 women and children out of reach of hospitals are offered critical health services; thousands of more families achieve food security and sustainable livelihoods through the rehabilitation of hundreds of acres of land; and 9,000 women move closer to gender equality and financial independence through women's groups and lending cooperatives.
Their mission is to make real the idea of a society consisting of free and equal citizens who are able to come together to solve the problems that affect them in their particular contexts.