35 million people in Tamil Nadu live on around £1 a day


  • Plant a Tree

    Tree planting benefits our communities and tackles our harsh climate. Help us to plant 100,000 indigenous species a year.

  • Community trainings for better jobs

    New jobs, new skills. Our community training offers paths out of poverty.

  • Women's self help groups at social change and development

    Girl power. Women's self help groups are the change-makers in village life. Help us set up another 3,000 of them.  

  • Social change from community empowerment

    Stronger together. We help empower village communities to find the answers to their needs.

  • We reach the unreached

    Reaching out to society’s vulnerable and weak is part of our job. We want to support more of the forgotten.

  • Educating children for the future

    Educating the next generation. Village girls no longer leave school at six. We want to reach thousands more.

  • Trainings in farming and animal husbandry

    Educating farmers. Rural communities are trained in land and animal husbandry. Veterinary camps keep animals healthy and people in food.

  • Eye camps are part of the health programme

    Health on the go. We travel to the villages with our mobile camps. We’ve carried out 3,000 cataract operations but we’d love to do more.

  • Salt Pan

    Salt pan work is painful, seasonal and poorly paid. SCAD helps 70 communities in Tuticorin district, improving working and living conditions for everybody.