Our Philosophy


'Tintisha' is the local name for a palm tree in the Indian state of Karnataka, which has Bangalore as its state capital, the IT hub of the world.

The tree provides the villagers with so much:

  • leaves provide welcome shade during the day
  • milk from the coconuts offers clean drinking water and can be used to treat minor wounds
  • coconuts provide villagers with food and food for cattle
  • dried coconut husks can be used as fuel for fires and can then be used as a fertiliser
  • leaves that fall can be used for roofing
  • roots stabilise the soil.

The Tintisha palm is an inspiration to us. We aim to provide holistic support just like the Tintisha palm.

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Images from villages in Orissa supported by Gram Vikas, our chosen charity