Located in the city of Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu, Prime Trust focuses on programs that empower local women, enable rural and urban poor to become self-reliant, raise social awareness, and educate underprivileged children. Our reach has grown every year since our beginnings in 2002 thanks to collaborations with volunteers and other grassroots NGOs and, most importantly, by putting the power of change in the hands of the people who need it the most.
From finance groups to vocational training centers, Prime Trust is working to help the women in Indian society achieve a better life through self-sufficiency. Read more.
Children truly are the future, and at Prime Trust we work to give every child the opportunity to attain a good education. Read more about our child sponsorship program, after-school classes, and more.
Engaging the poor to become active members of their society and realize their own rights is a cornerstone of Prime Trust's work. Read more about our awareness programs.
We aim to provide accessible, affordable, and accountable quality health services to the unreached urban and rural poor. We do this through collaborating with local government and private hospitals, and educating the community on available health insurance. We also conduct medical camps for general health, dental care, and eye checkups.
In the videos above and below, we visit the homes of women benefiting from the Akshaya Microfinance Project, a collective of Self-Help Groups, as well as the Akshaya Store. You will also hear from Rajesh, our Volunteer Coordinator, and our director Mr. Arasu. Read more about the program here.
Looking to volunteer?
Visit our sister-organization, India Volunteer Care (IVC).