Commitment to Action

Scaling Up Rural Development in Tamil Nadu

Commitment by

The Eranda Rothschild Foundation

In 2008, the Eranda Foundation UK, along with its partners, committed to alleviate poverty by improving the well-being of and increasing life opportunities for 23,000 people in 26 rural villages in Tamil Nadu. This commitment will alleviate poverty by improving literacy in partnership with The Lurie Foundation and Global Literacy Project by bringing a 'High Literacy Cluster' to Tamil Nadu, comprising schools, homes, libraries, and community centers full of books, computers and other literacy materials, where a general awareness is fostered, among all age groups, of the power of literacy as a tool for life-long learning, personal improvement, and self-reliance.
The commitment will also support the provision of and access to community water systems, working with Water Health India; support the establishment of a Women's Dairy, working with Access Livelihoods Consulting India; and begin to plan the establishment of a new school, working with Hand in Hand and a U.S. donor.





Scaling Up Rural Development in Tamil Nadu



Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value






Commitment by

The Eranda Rothschild Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Integrated Rural Development Center (IRDC), Financial Access Initiative, Access Livelihoods Consulting India Ltd., Ran Research Private Ltd., Waterhealth International, Hand In Hand International, Leib and Barbara Lurie Foundation