The GEN Initiative: A Grassroots Empowerment Network for sustainable development in India

Our GEN supporters

We are really grateful to our major supporters, without whom we would not be able to undertake our work

Miss KM Harbinson Trust

Open Gate Trust

The Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST)

The Saga Charitable Trust

CB and HH Taylor 1984 Trust

The Funding Network

and our many individual supporters who have given more than £6000 through individual donations,  sponsored fundraising walks or our crowdfunding campaign earlier this year.

iPartner India 

The Pakhar Singh Foundation

The Romeera Foundation

The WF Southall Trust

The Waterloo Foundation


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Or support our handicrafts workers who are now able to earn independently


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Who We Are

GEN works at the community (grassroots) level to support and empower individuals and groups to identify their community goals.  We then help them achieve them. GEN’s main partner in India is END POVERTY which we helped set up in 2009. We focus on villages in Tijara, Alwar District in Rajasthan.  70% of the people are Muslims from the Meo community and 30% are Sikhs and Hindus. The community is mainly engaged in agriculture and dairying. 40% live below the poverty line. Apart from agriculture most do not have the education or skills for other jobs,


Support our innovative programme to teach young teenage girls who have missed out on schooling.

Or support their teachers - local girls to whom we are training to become community leaders.


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GEN in Figures



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Our 2018 annual report is now ready.  Highlights:

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Our latest annual report

The GEN Initiative Ltd.  Working with grassroot NGOs and the most disadvantaged villagers to contribute to the elimination of poverty.

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