Friday, April 10, 2009

Tribal Health Initiative (THI)

As a series of covering NGO initiatives, this week we feature Tribal Health Initiative (THI) located in Sittilingi, Tamil Nadu.

Their Vision:

Our vision is that the people of Sittilingi valley lead a better quality of life.

* To attain the highest possible level of physical, mental and social health
* To enhance their socio-economic status while retaining their pride, self-respect and self-reliance and ensuring their active participation in programs meant for their welfare
* To create an atmosphere highly conducive for the growth and development of local cultures and customs

Checkout their webpage:

You can read more about them in their blog: ""

Recently Anita, a Team Asha Runner, introduced me to a range of organic products from Svad which is part of THI. I've a personal liking to millets and recently bought their produce like millets, jaggery, turmeric, horse gram and other lentils. My mom likes their fox millet and mixed millet.

You can also order organic products from them directly and they will get it delivered to you (bare minimum transportation charges).

I'm planning to visit them in the near future and probably will have a detailed post on them then.

Sittilingi also has another Asha supported project "Thulir". I'll feature them next.

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