The objective of Friend in Need (FIN) Trust is to make impact through:

– improving access to safe sanitation, water and developing an efficient community level
waste management system in Kameswaram village – to make it a model village in India.

– facilitating WASHE transitions to Green and Clean environments both within and outside of
Kameswaram in India and other developing countries.


FIN operates via two divisions:

  • FIN Kameshwaram, a rural living lab in Kameshwaram village (Tamil Nadu, India)
    experimenting with grassroots innovation generation and diffusion, livelihood
    creation and community engagement.
  • FIN India, working with other societal stakeholders like schools, households, public
    agencies, civil society etc. all over India and other developing countries.

The proposed vision for each unit of FIN Trust for the year 2019 is enumerated in the vision 2019 document.