At FIN we strive to develop solutions for problems related to sanitation, waste management and hygiene behaviour that are environmentally friendly and socially just.

FIN Trust is a teaching, training and action research laboratory set up to contribute to India’s national missions and the global development agenda (Sustainable Development Goals).

It was founded by Shyama V. Ramani, an academic, in the aftermath of the Asian Tsunami, and it is supported by other initiatives that she has co-founded as shown in figure above (for details see international partners pages in ‘About’ section)

It is located in Kameshwaram village in the Nagapattinam district of the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Kameshwaram village serves as its living lab.

FIN projects are supported in other parts of India and the world by its members through regular knowledge sharing and accompaniment.

The core beliefs of FIN movement are:
– Effective promotion of social welfare can be achieved by simple actions/solutions which take into account  complexity of the problems.
– It is more important to do the right thing over the long run rather than to achieve results in the short run at the cost of long term success.

Through this website we share our story and invite you to join this movement.