WHO WE ARE


Shanthimalai Trust (SMT) was founded in 1986 to support local efforts to improve the lives of impoverished villagers in Tiruvannamalai district, South India, through.

Direct support of poor and needy people.

access to medical care

education

project development for income generation

All these are brought about through a network of separate legal entities which includes the Shanthimalai Trust, the Shanthimalai Research and Development Trust, as well as other projects. They were originally developed by SMT, later handed over and now independent, e.g. the Shanthimalai Handicraft Society or the Girivalam project. However, we see ourselves as One Family. Since its inception SMT has helped on a large scale to effect social change comprising around 40 villages.


Despite rapid economic development and growth in other parts of the country, this rural area still suffers severe poverty. Drought. Monsoon floods. Death or illness in the family. Tsunami desaster. Job loss. Forces like these can devastate lives that are already difficult.


India experiences longer periods of drought, and more frequently, specifically in the Tiruvannamalai district. And more than anything else, the livelihood of villagers depends on water: farming, construction works, construction jobs almost come down to total zero. Prices for water and food are rocketing. Poor families suffer the most as inflation eats up there anyhow meagre belongings. To recover from a long period of drought, it takes sometimes years for a family, if at all possible.

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To help the people here truly requires the longer breath, which can only arise from this spirit of truth, commitment and compassion. This spirit alone can bring up projects which are of lasting value.

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Shanthimalai Trust

Post Box # 7
Sri Ramanasram P.O.
Tiruvannamalai 606 603
Tamil Nadu, South India

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+91-4175-236089
srtc@shanthimalai.org

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Shanthimalai Trust (SMT) was founded in 1986 to support villagers in Tiruvannamalai district, South India

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Contact information

Shanthimalai Trust

Post Box # 7
Sri Ramanasram P.O.
Tiruvannamalai 606 603
Tamil Nadu, South India

Phone : +91-4175-236089
srtc@shanthimalai.org

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