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Parinaam Foundation

"Hey Powerful One, who in a matter of minutes, moments, even microcosms of time, brings about change."

Parinaam Foundation is a not-for-profit company registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. We primarily work with the poor in the areas of financial literacy, livelihood, education and community development. The current Financial Year marks 10 years of our continuous efforts to experiment, innovate and conduct a wide range of programmes that empower our beneficiaries and help transform their lives. By this year end, Parinaam will have helped over a million people through its various interventions.

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Diksha Program

Diksha Program is Parinaam’s largest program and is designed to give low income families the knowledge and tools they need to save safely, reduce financial risk and make informed, intelligent financial decisions. Diksha has covered over 800,000 women from low-income communities across 20 states in India.
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Urban Ultra Poor Program (UUPP)

The program reaches out to the most destitute families in urban slum communities and is aimed at tackling urban poverty through holistic interventions in five areas: livelihood development, healthcare, education, and financial and social services. The program has covered 5535 families in 119 communities in Bangalore till date.
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Education Program

We support the schooling and higher education of disadvantaged children from urban slum communities. More than 1500 children are being supported through this programme.
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Chote Kadam – A Community Development Program

Chote Kadam – A Community Development Program is Parinaam’s Community Development Program (“Chote Kadam Project”) being undertaken for and on behalf of Ujjivan Financial Services Limited (hereinafter referred to as ‘Ujjivan’ or ‘UFSL’) through which we strive to provide basic infrastructural facilities to the unserved and the underserved communities across the country. We are implementing over 70 projects in the areas of public infrastructure, health and education under Phase 1 of the Chote Kadam Program.
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Recognition and Awards

  • In 2017, Parinaam was ranked 38 among India’s Top 50 Great Mid-Size Workplaces
  • In 2015 and 2016, Parinaam was nominated as one of India’s Top 5 NGO’s to Work For by Great Place to Work
  • Parinaam’s contribution was acknowledged in the development of the Reserve Bank of India’s financial literacy training material and was also one of the few organizations chosen to speak at a panel by the RBI at their 80th Anniversary celebrations in 2015
  • Parinaam’s Urban Ultra-Poor Programme was named Asia-Pacific winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action Programme

Chote Kadam Project

Parinaam has always believed in serving the poor and giving them access to their basic rights and necessities, whether by way of providing access to financial services, access to quality education and healthcare or access to quality public infrastructure.

In line with our belief and work, Parinaam is working with Ujjivan as its CSR partner for the benefit of the community at large so as to build a better life for the unserved and the underserved section of the society through its community developments programs. The strategic focus of the project is to address critical community needs in the areas of healthcare, sanitation, public infrastructure & general community welfare activities across India.

The project seeks to align with the organization’s mission to serve the unserved and underserved by:

  • Serving needs of unserved and underserved beyond financial services
  • Creating a connect & deeper understanding between Ujjivan & the community
  • Addressing critical community needs in the areas of education, healthcare, sanitation, public infrastructure across India

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