FIN Kameswaram Mission:

To Identify a model (or a set of models) by which villages in India can be as clean and healthy places to live as anywhere in the world.

FIN Kameswaram Vision – To identify the model (or set of models) to make Indian villages clean

  • Create a social venture in Kameswaram that practises social responsibility vis-à-vis its own staff, the local residents and the environment.
  • Make Kameswaram as clean as any village in the world.
  • Create awareness. Increase knowledge base. Build local capabilities. Empower the people.
  • Cooperate with local government bodies.
  • Experiment and Identify the ‘organisational’ model by which this can be achieved.
  • Document the entire process truthfully.
  • Share it with the world and discuss it.
  • Develop models that can be useful to the government for its programmes.
  • Integrate the participation of students and provide them with opportunities to learn.
  • Help other non-profits active in the development field by sharing knowledge.

Targets to achieve in Kameswaram

  • About 400 safe and well constructed toilets with clean documentation on the process and the costs.
  • Community Action Groups of volunteers in each of the 9 wards for a clean and climate resilient village.
  • A community waste management system that is sustained by community engagement and is resilient to discontinuities in local and state programs.
  • A village level compost yard for maximum recycling of collected waste.
  • Clean ponds.
  • Livelihoods between Rs 8000 – Rs 15,000 per month for about 6 people as FIN staff, auto-financed by the above activities.