Create Alternative Livelihoods through Self Help Groups
VIEWS was founded in 2002 by a group of youth in Odisha who initially worked for relief and rehabilitation work after the 1999 super cyclone in the state with Lutheran World Service (India) and FMM Social Service Society, Gopalpur on sea. The experience and exposure made them realize the need for a committed local organization to continue working for the critical social issues plaguing the community.
Our focus area
VIEWS has demonstrated models to address critical issues of poverty in Odisha. We have strong community-based institutions, committed staff members, thematic expertise and long-term collaboration with Government and international agencies helps us to create lasting impact at community level. The VIEWS strategic Plan 2020-2025 builds upon our achievements and over 10 years, to consolidate and deepen our work with the communities and widen reach to new communities in the remote areas of Odisha. Our work will continue to respond to the urgent needs of the communities. The strategic plan of VIEWS will interact to manage the interconnectedness of development problems and their solutions. Our women self-help groups and strong community-based institutions own and manage the development process in the village are the vital of all our work.
— Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods
— Enhancing Inclusive Education
— Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
— Youth & Social Entrepreneurship
— Health and Nutrition
— Research and Consultancy Services
VIEWS has been working with different national, international agencies and the Government on various high-impact projects for the last 12 years enhancing the wellbeing of communities. Our future initiatives will continue to create an enabling environment of well-being for the poor with a focus on self -sustaining community-led initiatives through knowledge, innovation and transformative action.