Child in Need Institute
Tackling poverty in Kolkata, India
Child in Need Institute (CINI) in Kolkata, a highly regarded Indian NGO, works to try and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty in deprived Indian communities. Its vision is of an India in which children are able to reach their full potential, regardless of their gender, caste, class or ethnicity.
To achieve this, CINI works with local community groups and government bodies to create sustainable improvements in nutrition, access to healthcare and access to education, in particular through the empowerment of women and children at key stages – childhood, adolescence and pregnancy – with programmes designed to help them lay the foundations for a happy healthy life.