Raindrops Foundation, a student-run organisation was registered as a not-for-profit Trust in 2016 to involve youth participation in civil society, and work on the themes of social justice, inclusivity, and upliftment of the marginalised. Since then we have been working on projects related to gender equality, rural development, and persons with disabilities.
With a dedicated team base in 4 cities, and events across India, we have reached out to more than 20,000 beneficiaries in 4 years. Some of our major interventions include providing flood relief to 2000 families in flood-hit Bihar, Talent Show for the Specially Abled, Community Outreach through public sensitization, and a long-running rural development initiative in Kanpur Dehat. Know more about our rural development initiatives – Rural Connect
Project Swabhimaan, the flagship initiative of Raindrops Foundation was launched in 2017 as a social entrepreneurial project to provide employment opportunities to two of the most marginalised sections of our society – persons with disability and rural women. In 2018, we added a new dimension to it by making handmade jewellery out of recycled plastic, thus solving two big crises – plastic pollution and unemployment. Know more about our Project – PROJECT SWABHIMAAN
Raindrops – Every Drop Counts started as an online platform in 2015, to share stories of those men and women who are trying to earn an honest living, despite the various hardships that they face. We wanted it to be a sincere attempt to eliminate the various intermediaries, by directly connecting the larger public to those who need help.
Humbled, and encouraged by the response we received, we launched Raindrops Foundation as a registered not-for-profit organisation in 2016. Rather than limiting ourselves to working for only one sector or set of beneficiaries, we try to intervene and serve on need-based requirements.
Apart from running the NGO full time, we continue posting stories of inspiring Indians to give a boost to their business, and celebrate their determination. Watch them here: