The world’s largest democracy and second most populous country has emerged as a major power after a period of foreign rule and several decades during which its economy was virtually closed. From the late 1980s India began to open up to the outside world, encouraging economic reform and foreign investment. It is now courted by the world’s leading economic and political powers. It has a burgeoning urban middle class and has made great strides in fields such as information technology. But the vast mass of the rural population remains illiterate and impoverished. Their lives continue to be dominated by the ancient Hindu caste system, which make those low caste/ Dalit people be bound by discrimination and poverty for life.
Besides concerning for the basic needs of children, CEDAR works with local Christian organisations for many years to empower local impoverished rural and urban communities to get rid of poverty by implementing community development projects. Please click here to know more about our projects in India.