CORD programs and activities have been inspired and formulated based on dynamic and vibrant interactions with thousands of villagers. CORD's strength and success has been due to its coalition with villagers, where there is cooperative effort to organize, build, and find relevant solutions to personal, familial, and communal concerns.

Please read testimonials, stories of people touched by these programs.

Strengthening Local Self-Governance


CORD's people-centered and people-driven programs need participatory, not just representative, local self-governance. By strengthening the village democratic process through Upa-Graama Sabhaas and Graama Sabhaas (General Body Councils), CORD hopes to kindle the knowledgeable and sound participation of all villagers in making their immediate environment a world of harmony and humanity.