SEED’s key objective is to alleviate conditions of poverty by providing financial, education and medical support to needy persons and families. The focus is on the families with small children with single parents facing distress situations. All of the services are integrated so a needy family is provided with consistent long term financial assistance, young children are enrolled in schools, older children are enrolled in college or attend vocational training with scholarships to continue education and gain skills for gainful employment, primary medical needs are addressed locally at community level.
SEED provides support to orphans, widows, destitute families through monthly stipends so they live a respectable life and children can attend school. These stipends provide a consistent long term support for shelter, nourishment, education and cover daily expenses. Currently there are 600+ families in this program which receive monthly stipends. The beneficiaries are selected through rigrous selection criteria, vetted periodically for receiving benefits, required to educate young children and provided guidance to get skill sets for employment. The beneficiaries are located in 9 states throughout India.
SEED has a special program for donor sponsored family support where individual donors fund specific individuals/families in their home towns that meet qualifying poverty criteria.