Kissan Vikas Trust is currently working as a partner with PCI India in Parivartan Project which is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Mobilizing Most Marginalized
Kissan Vikas Trust is currently working in 3 blocks from within 2 districts in Bihar namely: Begusarai & Khagaria. These blocks were selected using a vulnerability index, calculated based on three indicators: percent of Scheduled Castes and Tribes (SC/ST) population in a block, literacy rates among women, and proneness to flooding. Kissan Vikas Trust created about 650 community groups in more than 86 villages. Each community group typically contains 12-15 women of reproductive age group. Each village has approximately 5-6 community groups
Promoting Behavior Change on Key Health and Sanitation Behaviors
Parivartan mobilizes, organizes, and builds community groups in Bihar with a focus on: a) strengthening their ability to shape social norms, promoting behavior change, and driving demand for services critical to maternal and child health, sanitation and hygiene; b) strengthening accountability and monitoring mechanisms through community structures for health, sanitation, and welfare services and schemes to advance equity and service access and; c) establishing sustainable institutional structures and frameworks to support the state-wide scale up of community mobilization interventions focused on maternal, neonatal, child health and sanitation (MNCHS).
Working with Most Marginalized Communities for Social Accountability and Equity
Parivartan works with the most marginalized communities to address equity issues related to caste, gender, and other social variables, which can be determinants of MNCHS outcomes.