Association for Sustainable Community Development (ASSCOD)

Empowers rural communities in Tamil Nadu through education, healthcare, self-help groups, and disaster relief initiatives

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  • Silver Certified 2023
  • FCRA
  • 80G
  • 12A
  • CSR-1
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  • Headquarters

    Madurantakam, Tamil Nadu

  • Since


Association for Sustainable Community Development is a non-profit voluntary organization operating in the rural areas of Tamilnadu. Our organization h Read moreelps in promoting and developing the socio-economic conditions of people in rural communities. Initially, our priority was to provide healthcare facilities to people living in remote areas, then we shifted our focus to empowering rural women as they were subjected to gender inequality, domestic violence, and no access to livelihood opportunities. Our intention is to provide education and healthcare to people living in rural Tamil Nadu and to organise them into self-help groups (SHGs). Our SHG members are encouraged to regularly save money while benefiting from micro loans. We link these groups with commercial banks in order for members to easily borrow money. The formation of the common-interest group has had a substantial impact on the lives of women, improving their status and their self-esteem. We also provide basic education to women and encourage them to send their children to school. After the devastating Tsunami in 2004, we partnered with other development organisations to assist those affected by the disaster in coastal Tamil Nadu. Furthermore, we have provided basic lessons in health and sanitation to improve the way rural people live; hopefully resulting in less disease and infection cases.

Demographies Served


  • Women Empowerment

    Capacitation of women for sustainable development is one of the important programmes of our organization. We identified the rural women belong to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and organized them into Self-Help Groups (SHGs). We encouraged the women to involve in savings, thrift and credit activities thereby ensured them to attain social and economic empowerment. Entrepreneurship development, Skills training, Micro finance and Marketing are our key activities to enable the rural women to earn a decent income. We enabled around 4000 women under this project to come out of poverty.

  • Born Learning Campaign

    We have identified 15 Anganwadis ( Day Care centres) and improved the infrastructure and provided play materials to benefit the kids and prepared them for primary schooling

  • Covid-19 Awareness Raising and Prevention

    Immediately after the Covid-19 breakdown in 2020, We approached some of our funding partners and availed both cash and kind support and with that we supported 10 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) to equip themselves to treat the COVID-19 affected patients

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Impact Metrics

  • Women Savings and Income

    Year-wise Metrics
  • Before Our Intervention the Target Women Did Not Have Any Savings. but After Our Intervention Through the Project, Each Women Has Savings to the Tune of Rs.15,000 Each and Their Income Level Also Raised From an Average of Rs.800 to Rs.6,000-8,000

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  • Women Skills Have Been Enhanced and 80% of Our Target Women Either in Open or Self Employment

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  • Infrastructure Promotion- 15 Anganwadi Centres Were Repaired, Painted and Tiled With Floor Tiles. Provided Access to Safe Drinking Water, Nutritional Supplements and Enabled to Enhance the Nutritional Status of 375 Children

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  • Enrolling the Children Attained Age 4-5 to Enrol in Government Primary Schools. 285 Eligible Children Have Been Enrolled in Primary Schools Immediately After the Completion of Day Care/Anganwadi Education

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  • Children Development Committees- 15 Children Development Committees With Mothers Have Been Formed and Built Their Capacity to Work With Anganwadis to Improve Their Children Health and Education and to Sustain the Activities of the Project.

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  • Availability Oxygen in the Primary Health Centres Itself With Full Pledged Beds for Covid Victims

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  • Availability of Sufficient and Nutritious Food for Lockdown Victims

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  • Availability of Drugs and Medicines Especially Access to Covid Prevention Injections

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Theory of Change

Need assessment, Inputs, Activities, Outputs, Outcomes and Impact

Leadership Team

  • K.Loganathan

    Executive Director

  • Nirmal Kumar

    Project Director

  • E.Elumalai

    Programme Coordinator

  • S.Sundaram

    Programme Coordinator

Registration Details

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  • 12A


  • 80G


  • FCRA


  • CSR Registration Number




No.15, West Pillaiyar Koil Street Karunguzhi (Post), Madurantakam Taluk, Chengalpattu District, 603303

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Financial Details

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  • 2021-22

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